Comfort Dentistry

Professional Teeth Cleanings - What We Offer

Although you may have a great oral routine, it is always suggested that you have professional cleanings performed by our dentist at Dental Care at Prairie Crossing in Springfield, Illinois, during the year. These cleanings maintain your oral health and prevent cavities and other dental issues from developing. Our dentist has the necessary tools to keep your smile looking and feeling great!

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose.  This helps you relax during your treatment.

Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.

Indications for Nitrous Oxide

  •  Mildly apprehensive patient
  •  A frightened child
  •  To reduce awareness of time and fatigue 
  •  To reduce dental stress
  •  To control gagging
  •  When requested by the patient

Talk to your dentist at Dental Care at Prairie Crossing about whether nitrous oxide might be a good option for you. Call us at 217-679-7727.

Sedation Dentistry

Are you apprehensive about going to the dentist? Have you put off dental care for years because of dental anxieties?

You're not alone. In fact, approximately 40 million Americans avoid the dentist because of fear and anxiety, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Our team at Dental Care at Prairie Crossing is here to help you overcome your dental anxiety and regain your confidence about visiting the dentist. In our personalized approach, we offer several ways to assist you in receiving treatment while remaining relaxed.

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Sedation Dentistry for Children

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