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Sedation Dentistry

Patients with dental anxiety are often avoid the dentist, which can lead to compromised oral health.

At Premier Dental & Implant Center, our dentists offer options in sedation dentistry so that you can stay calm and comfortable

Find out why so many of our patients opt for sedation when improving the health and beauty of their smiles...

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With Sedation, You Can Relax Even during More Involved Treatment

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Our Orland Park, IL, dentists are committed to providing the highest level of care for our patients. Dr. Yamen Akhras trained at Georgia Regents University Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in IV sedation, one of the fastest and most effective sedation methods. For longer, more invasive procedures, we can bring in a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure that individuals receive the utmost care.

We are a family-friendly practice serving patients of all ages. We offer a wide range of treatments in cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry. Our primary goal is to help our patients achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles.

To learn more about sedation dentistry or any of the other services we offer, schedule a consultation at our Orland Park, IL, practice. Contact us online or give us a call at:

(708) 873-9709

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Learn how you can relax during your next dental visit...

Types of Sedation Dentistry

There are several kinds of sedation dentistry options. Here are the most common types used at our practice:
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Nitrous Oxide

Referred to as "laughing gas", nitrous oxide is delivered via inhalation. Your dentist places a small mask over your nose and asks you to breathe in normally. The effects of the gas are usually felt within three to five minutes. Patients report general feelings of euphoria and comfort. While individuals are still aware of their surroundings, they are much more relaxed. The dosage can be fully adjusted during the procedure, offering optimal comfort. Because nitrous oxide wears off quickly, patients can drive themselves to and from their appointment.

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Oral Sedation

Administered in pill form, an oral sedative is given approximately one hour prior to your dental procedure. In some cases, your dentist may also give you medication to take the night before. Dosage is determined by your dentist according to your height, weight, and level of anxiety. Oral sedatives make you feel groggy. Many patients fall asleep during the procedure, but you may still remain conscious and able to communicate with your dental team during the procedure if necessary. Those who choose this option will need a friend or family member to drive them home.

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IV Sedation

This type of sedative is administered intravenously. At the beginning of your appointment, your dentist places an IV in your arm or hand. Anti-anxiety medications are delivered directly to the bloodstream. This method works quickly; effects are felt within seconds. IV sedation is safe and effective, as the dosage can be adjusted throughout the procedure as needed. Additionally, the effects of the sedative can be reversed quickly if necessary. Like oral sedatives, this method temporarily affects cognitive function and motor skills. Therefore a responsible driver must take you home.

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Isabel Dominguez

2020

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This place is amazing. They’re office is very clean and professional. You should definitely try this place. 10 out of 10 and I do recommend !!!

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Violet Smith

2020

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Dr. Yamen and his staff were absolutely amazing. I called in with major tooth pain and they took me within the hour. His assistant took my X-ray and Dr. Yamen came in and explained everything thoroughly. His assistant came back into the room explained my treatment plan, and what my insurance covered. Dr Yamen took the tooth out and next week I'm scheduled to get my cleaning with their hygienist!  Would highly recommend.

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Sedation is beneficial for many individuals. This treatment may be appropriate for you if you have:

Dental anxiety or phobia

Sensitive gag reflex

History of traumatic dental experiences

Difficulty getting numb from local anesthesia

Phobia of needles

Complex or severe oral health issues

Lengthy dental treatment to undergo

Problems controlling movements

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost of Sedation Dentistry

At our Orland Park, IL, practice, sedation costs start out at about $900. However, the overall fees depend on several factors, including the type of procedure being performed and the length of time it will take to complete treatment, as well as your personal oral health goals. During a consultation, your dentist can give you an approximate cost for your personalized treatment plan.

Flexible Financing Options

We understand that sedation is an extra cost. However, we never want cost to be a barrier between you and the care you deserve. That is why we offer a number of financing options at our office. In addition to in-house payment plans, we also offer third party financing through CareCredit, which allows you to pay off your treatment in convenient monthly installments.

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Asiah Dennis

2020

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Dr. Yamen Akhras is THE ABSOLUTE BEST! The environment is neat, professional, and friendly. I would recommend Premier Dental and Implant Center to any/everyone. I greatly appreciate the staff for always making me feel comfortable and welcomed while still maintaining professional. If I could give this place 10 stars I WOULD. Thank you for everything!

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Shari Mckinley

2020

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Saw me in an emergency during covid pandemic. Saw me same day I called. Veronica was great and so was the dentist!! No more pain thank goodness. Thank you Premier!

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Premier Dental & Implant Center

At Premier Dental & Implant Center, we provide high-quality dental care for your entire family. Dr. Yamen Akhras and our team offer a full range of dental services. We are also proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Associations
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (708) 873-9709 today.

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