Friday, January 13, 2012

Sedation Dentistry Crystal Lake Dentist

Are You a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

If you have any of the following you may be someone who would benefit from sedation dentistry:
  • Fear of dental treatment
  • History of traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Very sensitive gag reflex or difficulty opening
  • Extremely sensitive teeth
  • Limited time to get your dental care completed
  • Complex dental problems; or a need for surgery
  • Above average disdain for “getting numb”
  • Embarrassment about your teeth
  • In denial of a dental problem until the pain is unbearable
  • Have not received professional dental care in many years, perhaps decades
  • Go from dentist to dentist, or doctors, to renew painkiller prescriptions for dental  problems
  • Often make and then cancel dental appointments
  • Make numerous, lengthy phone calls to the dentist's office
  • Experience sweaty palms or find yourself gripping the armrests 
    If you hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care and offices, and you can’t block them out, then you may want to “sleep” while you have your dental work done.
Recent research indicates that the number one reason adults postpone needed dental care is fear. That's right, not time, not money, but fear!  Yet dental decay and periodontal disease don’t strike only those who aren’t afraid to visit the dentist.

How Sedation Works

With safe and proven techniques, patients receive sedative drugs which work rapidly to create a relaxed state that is maintained and monitored throughout treatment. Beyond creating an optimal environment for you, sedation dentistry also allows the doctor to complete multiple procedures in one appointment.

With sedation you simply won’t remember or be aware of any of the procedures that are performed.  You breathe on your own, unlike hospital anesthesia where a machine breathes for you.  It is like sleeping through your appointment!
Sedation Facts:
  • It really works! You really can relax through your dental appointment.
  • You will have little or no memory of the experience.
  • You won't remember any sounds or smells.
  • Complex dental treatments that often require multiple appointments can often be done in as little as one or two!  All while you relax.
  • People who have difficulty getting numb will have no problem when relaxed.
  • Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.
Dr. Neal answers all of your questions about smile make-overs and provisional restorations at Crystal Lake Dental Associates.


  1. There are many dentists which are specialized in cosmetic procedures. My teeth are not aligned properly and I want to put braces. Please have any idea about the average cost of braces.

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  2. Elen,
    Cost can vary greatly depending upon the goal. It could range from $2,000.00 to 3 or 4 times that much and more depending on your situation. This should be discussed with your dentist or orthodontist.
    Dr. Neal

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  4. Thank you Myra for the kind words...Deep Smiling!

    Dr. Neal

  5. Sedation Dentistry is highly needed especially for a little complicated operations. Kids would also need this since they don't easily tolerate pain.

  6. Sedation Dentistry is highly needed especially for a little complicated operations. Kids would also need this since they don't easily tolerate pain.

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  8. I didn't think that Sedation Dentistry is possible. As for me I do have some bad experience in having an appointment with my dentist. Also the pain despite you already took some anesthesia its really a serious matter. I'm glad that there is Sedation dentistry and it will definitely help not only me but the other patient also. Thanks for introducing this one to me.

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Born in the Midwest. Married with 6 children and 3 grandchildren. Attended Maine West High School, Harper Jr College, Northern Illinois University, the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Practice in Crystal Lake, Illinois.