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More and more patients are coming to our Saint Louis dentist office and choosing to use sedation dentistry during their dental procedures. Sedation dentistry can help keep you calm and comfortable throughout treatment—this has helped numerous patients get the dental care that they need. Can sedation dentistry help you? Read on to get more information and decide!

Sedation dentistry treatments can help a variety of types of patients. If you think that you fit into any of these categories, sedation dentistry may be right for you!

“I just hate the idea of dental treatment!”

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you may go to great lengths to avoid dental care. Maybe you have neglected the dental care you need because you can’t stand the idea of sitting in the dentist’s chair, or perhaps you panic during dental treatment because you feel out of control. Sedation treatment will make you feel calm before and during treatment, so that you can get the care you need.

“I swear my teeth are super sensitive!”

If you are prone to experiencing dental pain and sensitivity, sedation dentistry will help you avoid pain during treatment. Our dentist will work with you to determine what kind of pain-alleviating treatment is right for you.

“My mouth is a mess, I need a complete smile transformation!”

Patients who are undergoing multiple cosmetic treatments, or multi-phased treatment, will benefit from sedation dentistry. Sedation treatments will allow you to complete more dental treatments in less time, because you will not get as fatigued during treatment.

If you want to learn more about how sedation dentistry works—and what it can do for you—feel free to give our Saint Louis sedation dentist office a call today or contact our office online! Discover how comfortable dental treatment can be with modern sedation technology!

If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, you should seek effective treatment for this condition as quickly as possible. The faster that you get the treatment you need, the less likely it will be that you will suffer from long-term complications of sleep apnea dysfunction. Our Saint Louis sleep apnea dentist office has put together this list of common sleep apnea symptoms, so that you can recognize sleep apnea quickly, and get the care you need!

Obstructive sleep apnea arises when a patient’s oral tissues fall into the airway at night. This obstructs the patient’s breathing, and leads to a host of health problems. Because you exhibit sleep apnea symptoms while you sleep, it may be difficult to notice the symptoms.

· You may find yourself waking up often during the night, and even coughing or gasping for breath as you wake up.

· Sleep apnea patients often snore quite loudly and violently. If you share a room with someone, and they mention that you are snoring, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.

· Because sleep apnea disrupts your natural sleep cycle, you will probably feel tired and worn down upon waking and throughout the day. You are not getting the quality sleep that you need to be refreshed, because your body is continually deprived of oxygen.

· Sleep apnea patients also often suffer from headaches, due to sleep deprivation and stress. If you have headaches upon waking, you should speak to your dentist about sleep apnea.

If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea, you should seek treatment right away to get the best treatment results possible. Our Saint Louis sleep apnea dentist office is here to help you reclaim your health with effective sleep apnea treatment. Get the sleep apnea care, and the restful night’s sleep you need!

Many patients know that they can whiten their dental enamel and straighten the appearance of their teeth, but they think that, no matter what, they are stuck with the current sizes of their teeth. The truth is, however, that there are cosmetic treatments that can make your teeth appear better proportioned and sized. One of those treatment options is LUMINEERS. Our Saint Louis LUMINEERS dentists have helped numerous patients achieve stunning smiles with this treatment.

If you find that your teeth look too narrow or too short, you have probably noticed that this can make your entire smile seem uneven and unbalanced. It is often easy to bring the smile into better harmony with just a few alterations to the sizes of your teeth.

If one or multiple of your teeth are too short, our dentist can craft a LUMINEER that extends past your natural enamel, and makes your tooth appear longer. This can help to close gaps between top and bottom teeth, in spots where your natural teeth are not long enough to fit together.

Narrow teeth can likewise be altered to appear wider and more substantial. Widening your LUMINEERS is also a way to close gaps between your teeth—giving your smile a seamless appearance. How much wider we need to make your LUMINEERS will depend on how many teeth you are treating with LUMINEERS and the extent of your dental spacing.

Many patients choose to use LUMINEERS for these cosmetic issues because our dentist can place LUMINEERS in just a few dental appointments. This is a fast, non-invasive, and convenient way to transform your smile in a short period of time.

Do you want to learn more about how LUMINEERS work, and what they can do for your smile? If so, please contact our Saint Louis cosmetic dentist office to get started today!

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