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Are you a patient who suffers from fear or anxiety when it is time to go to the dentist? If so, our Saint Louis dentists understand, and want to help you get the dental care that you need. If you see yourself reflected in this article, sedation dentistry may be able to help you relax during dental treatment. So keep reading to get a better idea…

Sedation dentistry treatments are helping patients of many ages undergo restorative, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry treatments. The common thread that connects all of these patients is that they feel uncomfortable when they consider dental treatment. Many of these patients actually avoid professional dental appointments all together.

So what kinds of fears do dental phobic patients experience?

Fear of experiencing discomfort

This is a very common concern for many dental patients, and it’s totally understandable! No one wants to feel pain or discomfort. First, rest assured that modern dentistry has made modern dentistry more comfortable than ever before. Additionally, sedation dentistry treatments will keep you pain-free.

Lingering fears of negative dental experiences

Some people had negative dental experiences as children or adolescents, and now they have trouble relaxing during dental treatment. Let your dentist know if you are dealing with these anxieties; he or she can tailor treatment to suit your specific needs.

Aversion to loss of control

During dental treatment, some patients may feel like they are not in control of what is happening to them. Again, finding a dentist with whom you can be honest is paramount. Also, you may want to pursue sedation treatments like oral conscious sedation, which allow you to communicate with your dentist throughout.

If you have dental anxiety, don’t give up on dental treatment! Feel free to speak with our Saint Louis dentist office about your treatment options—we are here to help you!

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