Dental anxiety affects millions of people around the world and is nothing to be embarrassed about. If there’s some aspect of your dental care that concerns you, please let us know. Communication is essential so that we can understand your underlying fears and tailor your treatment accordingly.
Dr. Michael Unti has over 30 years of experience in delivering comfortable, stress-free dentistry at his Palatine dental office. A combination of gentle care and sedation dentistry is usually all it takes for our patients to relax and get the care they need.
We offer nitrous oxide, a gas that you inhale comfortably through a small mask. Nitrous makes you feel a little drowsy and delivers sensations of calmness and well-being. You will be fully conscious throughout your appointment but will feel pleasantly detached from the activity around you. There are no lingering side effects with nitrous, so when your procedure’s finished, you can safely drive yourself home.
Oral sedation is helpful for patients who have deeper dental anxiety. Dr. Unti prescribes a sedative to take before your dental appointment, so you’ll arrive at our office feeling very calm and relaxed. We will make sure you’re comfortable with soothing amenities like neck pillows, blankets, and TVs in our treatment rooms, and your appointment will seem to fly by. However, since the effects of the sedative stay in your system for several hours, so you will need a friend to get you safely to and from your appointment.
Please don’t let anxiety or nervousness prevent you from getting the oral health care you need. Call Palatine Complete Dental so we can help calm your fears and help you maintain a healthy smile.