Is Sedation Right for You? Our Saint Louis Sedation Dentists Can Help You Decide

Written by Dr. Grayem on Dec 20, 2016

Sedation treatment has come a long way in recent years. Relaxation dentistry treatments are now more convenient and patient-friendly than ever before. If you have been wondering whether sedation treatment could help you, then keep reading to learn more from our Saint Louis sedation dentists!

One type of dental patient that can really benefit from sedation treatment is the person who suffers from dental anxiety. Many people feel so stressed at the thought of going to the dentist’s office that they regularly avoid dental treatment. Unfortunately, this puts the patient at risk of suffering from more serious, and costly, oral health problems down the road.

Sedation treatments, like oral conscious sedation, can help you feel calm and confident before your dental appointment. One unique thing about oral conscious sedation, is that you actually take the sedative before you even get into our office. Oral conscious sedation has been transformative for many chronic sufferers of dental anxiety.

You may also want to use sedation dentistry if you are going to be undergoing comprehensive, multi-phased dental treatments. Many people who want to achieve smile transformations, for example, will combine treatments to meet all of their aesthetic and structural needs.

In general, our dental team is able to complete more treatments in a single appointment when the patient is using sedation. When you think about it, this makes a lot of sense; sedation helps the person stay relaxed throughout the treatment process. When you choose sedation, your body will not tense up as quickly in the dentist’s chair, and you will not become as mentally and emotionally fatigued. Consequently, our team can get more done in a shorter period of time!

To get more information about sedation, and to schedule a personal consultation with our team, please call our Saint Louis sedation dentists! You can also use the Contact Us form on our website to get started!