Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry can provide dentistry without fear, anxiety or discomfort so you can enjoy the many benefits associated with good dental health.

New and safe oral sedation techniques mean you can have years of neglected dental work done quickly. You will be amazed at how relaxed you will feel with sedation dentistry. Our Schaumburg family, cosmetic & implant dental office, offers two forms of sedation dentistry, that can be customized to your preferences.  In addition to Inhalation Sedation, (also known as Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas), we now offer Oral Conscious Sedation.  To learn more about Oral Conscious Sedation, please follow the DOCS link below.  You will be amazed at how totally relaxed you will feel with this safe form of sedation.  

                                                                Oral Conscious Sedation


With Oral Conscious Sedation the patient is required to have an escort (friend or relative) drive them home.


                                              Inhalation Sedation (Nitorus Oxide / Laughing Gas)

The most commonly employed technique used in conscious sedation dentistry is inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen (N20-02) (Laughing Gas). The goal when using Nitrous Oxide is to eliminate your dental anxiety, making you more comfortable while Dr. Swanson completes your dental procedure. 

An inhaler is placed over your nose and you will initially be given 100% oxygen. Once you are comfortable inhaling the oxygen, Dr. Swanson will introduce the nitrous oxide. Over the next few minutes, Dr. Swanson will ask how you are feeling and will increase the amount of nitrous oxide you are inhalinig. 

If, at any time during the procedure, the patient feels that they are getting too much nitrous oxide or if they begin to feel uncomfortable, they should tell the dentist immediately and within seconds they can adjust the flow of gases, and the patient will feel more comfortable again.

At the conclusion of the inhalation sedation dentistry treatment, the patient will once again receive 100% oxygen. At the end of this time, you will feel absolutely back to normal. If you still feel even a little bit sedated, Dr. Swanson will will give you oxygen for a few more minutes.

Following Inhalation Sedation, Dr. Swanson will only allow patients to leave the office unescorted, when he feels it is safe for the patient to  resume their normal activities. In some situations where a patient recovers more slowly, they might be required to have an escort (friend or relative) drive them home.

Contact our Schaumburg dental office if you have any questions or if you would

like to schedule an appointment.