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How to Sail Through Your Next Dental Appointment

by | Aug 8, 2014 | Blog

Dreading your next dental appointment? You’re not alone. Even though modern technology has virtually guaranteed pain-free procedures, lots of people are still terrified of dentists. Fear can be due to a previous bad experience (or bad experiences) or an expectation that the procedure will hurt. Other people hate the smells in the dental office and the sounds of scary drills.


But what if you can go to the dentist and actually have a comfortable experience? That’s exactly what your Glen Ellyn, IL dentist provides. Dr. Gibbs is an expert when it comes to caring for scaredy cats—he does it every day! In fact, many of his patients are surprised how unremarkable their visits turn out to be.

Comfortable Visits—Guaranteed

Dr. Gibbs uses the latest tools, relaxation techniques and sedation to keep patients relaxed in the chair. We have stereo headphones, TV shows and Netflix to entertain you. We use the Wand for painless shots and even have a needle-free way of delivering anesthetic. If you have severe anxiety, Dr. Gibbs can prescribe a powerful sedative.


There are three common sedation methods: inhalation (laughing gas or nitrous oxide), oral (Halcion, Valium) and intravenous (sedatives injected into a vein). A fourth method, general anesthesia, is usually reserved for complex and extensive dental work.

Nitrous oxide is usually enough to eliminate anxiety for many people. Nitrous oxide keeps you awake, but you have a reduced awareness of what’s going on around you. The right sedation method depends on your level of anxiety, how much discomfort you can tolerate, your health and your preference.

No matter how scared you are, Dr. Gibbs can ease your nerves and keep you comfortable so you can get dental treatment. Call 630-858-8800 now or make an appointment to find out how your next visit can be comfortable!

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