Libertyville Dental Associates Provides SEDATION For Anxiety-Free Dentistry

Libertyville Dental Associates allows you to be free of anxiety during your dentistry, through ORAL SEDATION and NITROUS OXIDE SEDATION.   We make sure that you will be completely relaxed through all your dental appointments.

Are you a candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Fear going to the dentist.
  • Hate needles and shots.
  • Have had bad past dental experiences.
  • Have difficulty getting numb.
  • Have a bad gag reflex.
  • Have complex dental problems.
  • Hate the smell and noise of the dental office.
  • Are self-conscious and afraid about your teeth?

Conscious Oral Sedation

Oral Sedation (a pill taken by mouth) is safe, convenient, and economical. When administered by a qualified dentist such as our dentist Oral sedation can be more effective and deliver a deeper relaxation state than other forms of sedation. When you come for your free initial consultation, we will review your medical history and will determine if oral sedation is the best sedation option for you.

The Oral Sedation Procedure

The procedure is simple. When you arrive for your treatment you will be given an oral sedative which will put you into a relaxed and comfortable state. You will be awake but very drowsy. The time you spend in the dentist’s chair will feel like minutes. Before you know it the procedure is over and you will have little recollection of the entire experience.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation-Laughing Gas

Nitrous Oxide is one of the safest and the lightest forms of sedation available. It is non-allergenic and non-irritating. The gas also tends to reduce gag reflexes and saliva flow. Patients will feel relaxed during their treatment when sedated with nitrous oxide.

The Nitrous Oxide Sedation Procedure

  • A small mask will be placed over the patient’s nose and adjusted so that the patient is comfortable. At this time, the patient will be breathing 100% oxygen.
  • Once the patient is comfortable breathing oxygen, the dentist will gradually introduce nitrous oxide. Once the patient feels completely relaxed, the dentist will begin the procedure.
  • After the sedation dentistry treatment, the patient will once again receive 100% oxygen (for a minimum of three to five minutes). At the end of this time, the person should feel back to normal.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your dental health – we don’t charge for giving advice!

Do you have more questions about Sedation Dentistry?

Almost all patients come to the dental office with some form of dental fear and anxiety. I certainly understand and empathize with my patients in Libertyville, Illinois. Personally, visiting the dentist is not among my favorite things to do. However, there are some amazing tricks and tips to help relieve and even eliminate the fear and anxiety of going to the dentist. New techniques in sedation dentistry are allowing people to have much more comfortable visits to the dentist’s office, even for longer procedures like fixing a broken or painful tooth. Many people are starting to learn and hear about “sedation dentists” through online and print marketing. What does this really mean for our patients in Libertyville and Gurnee and even Dental patients across Lake County and beyond?

There are many forms of sedation, from IV and general anesthesia performed by oral surgeons to oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation is the type of sedation most used by a properly trained general or family dentist. Oral conscious sedation is not sleep dentistry, but rather, you will take some common forms of prescription medications that will help you into a deep state of relaxation. Typically, these medications will be taken the night before and under the supervision of the doctor again right before your dental appointment. You will be able to answer questions, be responsive, and have a level of awareness during the dental procedure.

What you can expect is to feel like you are in that state of being just before you fall asleep; if you know the feeling, you tend to answer questions when spoken to but rarely remember conversations and things you talked about. This is similar to the feeling you will have after leaving the dental office for your visits. You will not quite be aware of exactly what happened, but you will know it was a comfortable experience. How cool would it be to have a dental visit you could so easily forget!

Most dentists advertising as “sedation dentists” merely provide oral conscious sedation methods to their patients. Currently, there is no specialty in sedation. It is important to realize that there are no sedation dentists, just dentists trained to perform varying levels of sedation. Training is important; I speak as a graduate of a hospital-trained dentist practicing in Libertyville with my father, who brings 30 years of experience providing treatment with both IV and oral conscious sedation methods. I would advise patients who have a fear of going to the dentist to make sure they are in a comfortable office environment with a dentist that they trust. Sometimes, the most important thing between a great experience and a bad experience at the dentist is just that extra few minutes of attention to your needs as a fearful patient. Of course, if you are in the Libertyville, Mundelein, Gurnee, Vernon Hills, Lake Forest, or Lake County area, please feel free to call or email us with any questions about sedation dentistry. We will happily provide a free consultation to ensure the office is a comfortable fit.

Dr. Sam Weisz’s number at Libertyville Dental Associates is (847) 349-4306. Email us at, get to know us at

Best of Luck with the process,
Dr. Sam Weisz d.d.s