Patients who suffer from dental anxiety, and are prone to pain and sensitivity in the dentist’s chair are very likely to avoid coming in for the dental care that they need. Our Saint Louis dentists understand this, which is why we do everything that we can to put patients at ease, and empower them to seek dental treatment.
One key tool in our toolbox is called oral conscious sedation. This type of sedation is very patient-friendly and effective. Let’s learn more about how it work, and whom it can help.
Oral conscious sedation is great for people who feel anxious in the dentist’s office. That is because you will actually take the oral conscious sedation medicine at home, before you even come in for you appointment. By the time that you get to our office (keep in mind that someone else will need to drive you), you’ll be ready for dental care.
Another benefit of oral conscious sedation is that it allows patients to stay conscious throughout treatment. You’ll be able to respond to our dental team’s inquiries during treatment. However, due to the oral conscious sedation medicine’s amnesiac effect, you likely won’t remember anything post-treatment. It’s the best of both worlds!
Oral conscious sedation can be used to help people who suffer from dental anxiety, and it can also be used to help people who are going to be undergoing extensive, potentially uncomfortable dental treatments. And all you have to do in order to benefit from the effects of oral conscious sedation is take a small pill about an hour before your appointment.
If you think that oral conscious sedation may be right for you, please give our Saint Louis sedation dentists a call. We can give you more information and help you schedule a consultation with our dental team.