16 Junction Drive West, Suite 101,
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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Sedation Dentistry in Glen Carbon, IL

If making an appointment at the dentist’s office is something you avoid at all costs, you may be the perfect candidate for sedation dentistry. Anxiety or fear of the dentist is a legitimate concern that affects many people. Unfortunately, it can lead to a decline in oral health. By finding ways to manage the anxiety, we can ensure that you keep your teeth and gums healthy. With sedation dentistry, the Kellerman Dental team can help patients in the Glen Carbon, IL area overcome their dental phobia.

How does sedation dentistry work?

The goal of sedation dentistry is to keep you calm and relaxed during dental treatments and procedures. There are various types of sedation available, and at Kellerman Dental, we provide moderate oral conscious sedation. With this type of sedation dentistry, you are prescribed a safe medication to be taken before coming into the office for the appointment. The drug used will make you feel relaxed and at ease but still aware of your surroundings. You can follow directions during treatment with conscious sedation, and you will likely have little to no memory of the appointment. You may feel like you slept through your dental work.

With oral conscious sedation, you will need to arrange transportation to and from the office. The effects of the medication should wear off completely within a few hours.

Sedation Dentistry at Kellerman Dental explained by Dr. Kevin Kellerman

Sedation Dentistry at Kellerman Dental explained by Dr. Kevin Kellerman
Have you missed your dental appointments simply because you are scared to visit the dentist? Then sedation dentistry is what you should know about. Watch this video to learn more as Dr. Kevin Kellerman explains how sedation dentistry can help you overcome your dental anxiety.

What is sedation dentistry?

Hi, my name is Dr. Kevin Kellerman with Kellerman Dental in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

If you are afraid of going to the dentist, sedation dentistry may be the option you’re looking for to help you overcome your dental anxiety.

What are the sedation options available at Kellerman Dental?

At Kellerman Dental, we utilize oral sedation. Oral sedation is easy. You take a few pills to help you relax before you come to your appointment.

When you come in for your appointment, you are much more relaxed than usual, and it’s easier for you to receive the treatment you need and desire.

How does oral sedation work?

While you are sedated using oral sedation, you are very likely to fall asleep while we work on your teeth.

You will be able to wake up and talk to me, if necessary, and you won’t be completely knocked out. However, it will be much more comfortable for you.

All of our patients who utilize oral sedation in our practice love it, and it was the final thing they needed to help them receive the care they needed and wanted.

Sedation dentistry is not just for dental phobia

Oral conscious sedation is not solely reserved for patients with dental anxiety. It can be useful for patients with the following situations:

  • A strong gag reflex
  • Facing a lengthy procedure
  • Trying to get multiple treatments in the same visit to save time on appointments

Learn more about sedation dentistry by calling us today

At Kellerman Dental, our team understands the impact dental anxiety can have on your mind as well as your oral health. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about sedation dentistry to get you the dental care you deserve. If you are in the Glen Carbon, IL, area and would like to learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry, please give us a call at (618) 228-3100.

Sedation Dentistry at Kellerman Dental

Sedation Dentistry at Kellerman Dental

Here in our office, we found that a lot of our patients really value the idea of having sedation dentistry. The best candidates for sedation dentistry are the people who have maybe put off going to the dentist for one, two, or seven or eight years or more, or patients who just get really worked up and they just don’t look forward to their visit. So we found that through sedation dentistry, we can really ease their fears, calm their bodies, and put them in a state where they’re more relaxed and able to get the treatment that they really want. We have several sedation options for patients in our practice. We have nitrous oxide, we also do oral sedation, and we also do IV sedation. One common question our patients have about our sedation options are, how deeply will I be sedated? Will it be like I’m having surgery in the hospital? The answer is no. We don’t sedate you to a point where you’re unconscious. You’re always able to breathe on your own and you will fall asleep, but we’ll be able to wake you up just by shaking your arm or speaking loudly.

I had implants put in underneath here, and the process wasn’t bad because he does sedation, which is really nice. I mean, I have a fear of dental work, so it really helped out a lot, and I’m really happy with my smile.

We always want to be very thorough in planning for sedation, thorough review of health history, understanding needs, goals, and desires, speaking with our registered nurse on our team about any questions you may have about the process, and then finally at the end of it, making sure you’re comfortable and ready to go before your next visit. If you’re interested in exploring the idea of sedation dentistry, then the best thing to do is to schedule a free consultation with our practice and we’ll talk about your options and find the one that suits you best.

Dr. Kevin Kellerman

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 DentistryAmerican Orthodontic SocietyAcademy of General DentistryAmerican 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.

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