It is not uncommon for patients of any age to have dental anxiety. Some patients have concerns about experiencing pain or discomfort during necessary dental procedures, making it difficult for them to follow through and schedule an appointment with a dentist. Other patients feel uncomfortable having another person in their personal space or dealing with a strong gag reflex that makes certain procedures difficult. In situations like this, patients in the Glen Carbon, IL area should schedule an appointment with a dentist who offers sedation dentistry. If you are searching for a provider in the area “near me” that provides sedation dentistry, connect with Drs. Kevin Kellerman and Caroline Connolly.
Drs. Kevin Kellerman and Caroline Connolly find that the most effective sedation method for a positive experience in the dental chair is that of oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation allows patients to stay awake and remain calm and relaxed during their dental appointment. That is extremely important for patients who deal with any of the following issues:
In the above situations, we may recommend using oral conscious sedation to ensure a seamless, problem-free procedure.
Most patients with mild to moderate anxieties find that oral conscious sedation is beneficial for them. Sedation is used with any dental procedure, including oral surgeries or simple cleanings and evaluations. To determine candidacy, patients should schedule a consultation appointment with Drs. Kevin Kellerman and Caroline Connolly. Patients should be clear about their medical history and any medications they regularly take to ensure oral conscious sedation will be safe and effective.
Oral conscious sedation is obtained as an oral medication in our office. Dr. Kellerman will prescribe the sedation medication, and you will take this medication approximately one hour before your appointment time. You will need to arrange a ride to and from the office as you cannot drive while this medication is in your system. You may fall asleep or stay awake during care, and you can answer questions and follow directions during your appointment. After the procedures are completed, you will be transported home by your driver and can rest. You often have no memories of your appointment—but your dental work is complete.
Consider the advantages of sedation dentistry with oral conscious sedation at Kellerman Dental to get your necessary dental work completed without fear and anxiety. Call Drs. Kevin Kellerman and Caroline Connolly of Kellerman Dental in Glen Carbon, IL, at (618) 228-3100 to schedule a consultation visit. Our practice is conveniently located at 16 Junction Drive West, Suite 101, and accepts new patients and families.
Dr. Kevin Kellerman is an alumnus of Pinckneyville Community High School, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, and SIUE School of Dental Medicine from where he obtained his doctorate.
A full-time dental practitioner, he also lectures on various topics. He is affiliated with many professional bodies including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, and the Glen Carbon/Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Kellerman and team are known for higher levels of service and patient care and for utilizing advanced technologies in treatments. He also participates in community projects and believes in giving back to the community that he serves.