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Sedation Dentistry in Matteson, IL

Benefits of Sedation

Medications are utilized in sedation dentistry to aid patients in feeling calm while undergoing dental procedures. Nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing gas), oral conscious sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation are among the medications that are utilized in this category. Furthermore, certain levels of sedation can cause a profound sleep-like state, which is useful for lengthy surgical operations.

  • The ability to receive multiple procedures at once
  • A more relaxed dental experience
  • Decreased dental anxiety
  • Less time spent in the dentist’s chair
  • No memory of the treatment
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    What Is Oral Sedation?

    While sedatives have long been used in various medical fields, oral sedation refers to the use of sedative medications in the field of dentistry. These drugs enable patients to relax and remain still so that treatment can be performed. This is vitally important since dental appointments, even those which are just check-ups, can involve the use of sharp instruments which could cause injury if you were to suddenly flinch or move.

    Sedation types include:

    Light Sedation

    This is usually given in the form of nitrous oxide which is inhaled through a mask placed over the nose. the gas must be breathed continuously to be effective and will cause patients to feel slightly disorientated.

    Moderate Sedation

    Typically provided as a pill which is swallowed around an hour before your procedure, moderate sedation causes patients to have only a little awareness of what is going on around them. You will be able to remain completely still and may have no memory of your procedure.

    Deep sedation

    Administered intravenously, deep sedation places you right at the edge of consciousness. You won’t have any awareness of what is happening around you and absolutely no memory of your treatment.
    It is important to be aware that you will be medically advised not to drive for at least 24 hours after moderate or deep sedation as your reflexes may be impaired. Therefore, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you until the effects of the sedation have completely worn off.

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    Fear of the dentist is a very real problem facing millions of Americans each year. For some people, their anxiety is so severe that they do all they can to avoid regular appointments or seeking treatment. Unfortunately, this means that their dental health is suffering. People who don’t visit the dentist regularly are more likely to suffer from toothache, decay and periodontal disease, a serious inflammatory condition that has been linked to the development of chronic health problems including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
    Fortunately, oral sedation now makes it possible for even the most fearful patient to be able to tolerate everything from a basic dental check-up to more invasive treatment. We are pleased to be able to offer comprehensive sedation dentistry services here at our dental offices in Matteson, IL.
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    Robert D. Durr, D.M.D. F.I.C.O.I.

    Robert D. Durr, D.M.D.

    Dr. Robert D. Durr graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.

    Dr. Durr attends countless hours of continuing education at post-doctoral symposiums all over the country every year. Dr. Durr is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and member of DOCS. Since he began practicing dentistry, he has kept up-to-date on many of the latest products, procedures and dental technology, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care possible.

    Testimonials From Our Patients

    We are thrilled to offer exceptional services that exceed expectations!
    Patty Cahue
    December 12, 2023
    I highly recommend Dr Durr at Preogressive Dental in Matteson, he and his Staff are kind and caring. Dr Durr is very gentle when caring for your teeth. He also explains what the plan of care is before he treats you and is letting you what he is doing as he goes!! His assistant is there making sure you are ok at all time.. I love the office staff!!
    Andrea Wiley
    November 28, 2023
    Dr. Durr office took care of my problem right away. They were very prompt and showed exceptional care. I appreciate all the I tentativeness on my teeth. Thank you so much ☺️
    Romaine C
    November 9, 2023
    The service was really great!! They all definitely made me feel comfortable about the procedure that I was going to be getting done. The staff was amazing! I definitely recommend them!!
    Michael Usher
    October 24, 2023
    Always great service. Every time I come best Dentist office in the city. I would tell you to come by, but I don’t want you to know about my hidden jewels Progressive Dental
    Edwina Thomas-Bull
    October 23, 2023
    I am doing this review for my husband Robert. He says that his experience was awesome! The assistants are awesome & the dentist was fantastic. He says makes him more comfortable thinking about any future visits he may have since he’s always apprehensive & nervous about dental visits. Great place he says
    Andrea Siegmeyer
    October 3, 2023
    Staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Durr was kind and gentle. Did not feel rushed and he answered all of my questions. He even asked permission to touch my teeth because I told him I was having pain. No dentist has ever done that. I am an extremely fearful patient and I felt comfortable and cared for during my visit. Thank you!
    Donna G
    September 26, 2023
    I’ve had a good experience working with the Progressive Team. The office is very clean, the staff is polite and very prompt, the longest I’ve waited was maybe 5 minutes. So you can beat that.
    Nadine
    September 11, 2023
    Today was my first visit to the dental office. I must say, everyone from the reception desk to the exam room were exceptionally nice and helpful. Dr. Durr was excellent and answered all of my questions.

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