As dental technology continues to advance, our dental team is able to do more, and patients are able to get the treatments they, quickly and conveniently. One tool that has transformed the dentistry experience for many patients is sedation dentistry.
Our Saint Louis sedation dentists use relaxation treatments to help our patients stay calm and comfortable in the dentist’s chair. We want you to have a positive experience during your appointment; for some people, sedation treatment is necessary in order to meet that goal.
So, when do we utilize sedation treatment? Well, the truth is that sedation services are always customized to fit our individual patients’ needs, so there is no “one size fits all” answer to this question. There are, however, here are some guidelines regarding the use of sedation:
When the patient suffers from debilitating dental anxiety: there are some people for whom the mere thought of going to the dentist is panic-inducing. If you are someone who has avoided dental care due to fear or anxiety, sedation may be able to help you.
For invasive or physically taxing procedures: patients who are undergoing dental surgery are prime candidates for sedation treatment. Not only does sedation keep you comfortable during treatment, it also helps to prevent your body from tensing up and fighting the procedures.
To help our team get more done, faster: when a patient is sedated, he or she does not become fatigued as quickly in the dentist’s chair. This means that our dentists can complete more treatments in one appointment, greatly improving the expediency and convenience of treatment for you!
When you meet with our Saint Louis sedation dentists, we’ll talk to you about your sedation needs, and assess whether sedation is appropriate for your situation. It’s easy to get started; just give our office a call to schedule a personal consultation.