Barrington Sedation Dentist
Nearly one third of Americans are afraid to go to the dentist. Dr. Gavrilos is a sedation dentist who has helped hundreds of patients overcome their fear and enjoy regular dental care.
Reasons to Find a Sedation Dentist
Gentle sedation can alleviate a number of different symptoms. Some people are simply highly sensitive, and any kind of dental treatment can be hard to endure. Local anesthetics like novocaine also don’t work as well or as quickly for some people.
In addition, a fear of injections, a strong gag reflex, or difficulty with close proximity cause a great deal of discomfort for some people. And sometimes people just need some help staying in the chair longer for more extensive treatment procedures.
How Sedation Helps
Many dentists offer a range of sedation options, but Dr. Gavrilos has found that a small dose of Valium is most effective. Taken a half hour before the appointment, the medication provides a feeling of comfort and easy indifference. Without the stress and anxiety you normally feel, you will be more relaxed to begin with.
The sedation can also help the novocaine to take effect more readily, and you’ll be able to stay numb longer. There are methods to administer novocaine that don’t cause pain or stinging, and Dr. Gavrilos also knows these methods. Without the fear and the initial pain of the novocaine, you will continue in your relaxed state.
You will want to ask someone to drive you to and from your appointment because you will be too relaxed to drive.
Enjoying Further Dental Care
In countless cases, Dr. Gavrilos has found that once his patients experience truly pain-free dentistry with the help of this light sedation, they no longer need it. If you would like to overcome your fear and enjoy the satisfaction and increased confidence regular dental care offers, call our office, and we’ll help you find an appointment that is convenient for you. We’ll also be happy to schedule you for a complimentary consultation to begin with.