Undergoing dental treatment doesn’t have to be a stressful experience, but too many people end up avoiding preventive and restorative dental care because they don’t know that there’s a better way to get the treatment they need. Our Saint Louis dentists work hard to help our patients stay calm and feel confident. Keep reading to learn more.
A stress-free dental experience begins with communication. When you meet with our dental team, please don't hesitate to share any concerns you may have. The more we know about you, the better. To that end, you can also talk to our dental team about any prior experiences—good or bad—that you’ve had in the dentist’s chair.
Our dentists have found that an open line of communication is beneficial for both the patient and the doctor. Once you know that your dentist truly understands your needs, you’ll find it much easier to relax during treatment.
When you meet with our team, we will also help you determine whether specific sedation treatments are appropriate for your situation. Nitrous oxide, for example, can help you relax once your appointment begins. Oral conscious sedation, which involves taking a small pill prior to treatment, is even more powerful; this relaxation option starts working before you even get to our office.
Because every patient is unique, our dental team takes great pains to tailor relaxation treatment to fit our patients’ respective needs. It is really all about utilizing the sedation solutions we offer in a way that works for you.
If you are one of the many dental patients who struggles to get into the dentist’s chair, our Saint Louis sedation dentists are here to help. We are truly here to support and help you—never to judge. Give us a call to learn more, and to schedule a personal consultation.