Dentistry related fear and anxiety can make it difficult for people of all ages to get the treatments that they need to stay well. Our Saint Louis dentists work hard to provide the high-quality sedation treatments that people need to overcome debilitating fear.
Today we are going to be giving you some information about sedation and relaxation treatments, so that you can determine whether these options might be appropriate for you.
Sometimes patients simply require local anesthesia in order to get through dental treatments. Our dental team can numb the specific areas of your mouth on which we will be working, so that you won’t feel discomfort during your appointment.
If, however, you are someone who has trouble even getting in the dentist’s chair due to fear or anxiety, you may benefit from oral conscious sedation. This treatment actually helps you feel relaxed before you even get into our office.
Our dental team will prescribe you a sedative in the form of a pill. You’ll take this pill about an hour before coming into our office, so that it has plenty of time to kick in. This pill will help you feel calm and comfortable before you even walk through the door (you will need someone to drive you to your appointment because you’ll be feeling the effects of sedation).
Oral conscious sedation has helped thousands of patients get dental care without fear and stress. This treatment has transformed dental care for all kinds of people—it may be able to help you too!
If you want to learn more about all of your relaxation dentistry options, our Saint Louis sedation dentists are here to help you! We can answer your questions and give you all of the information that you need in order to make the right decisions for your smile.