Can sedation dentistry help you get the dental care you need? For a majority of patients the answer to this question is a resounding yes! The modern sedation dentistry our Saint Louis dentist office uses is more effective, less invasive, and more easily tolerated than ever before. So what can sedation dentistry do for you?
Sedation dentistry can help you calm down!
Both nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation allow patients to calm down and feel relaxed before and during dental treatment. This is really important, since many adult patients avoid regular dental treatment out of fear or anxiety. Long-term dental neglect usually just leads to more severe problems down the road—dental decay, gum disease, and other oral diseases.
Sedation dentistry can help you avoid pain.
Perhaps the most well known use of sedation dentistry is to prevent or ameliorate pain. Sedation dentistry can numb your mouth and help to block pain receptors. This keeps you comfortable during treatment, and it’s the reason that sedation dentistry is sometimes referred to as “gentle” or “painless dental.”
Sedation dentistry is used for lengthy dental treatments
Some patients require a number of dental treatments to restore their smiles to ideal health and beauty. Oral conscious sedation is often used so that patients can have a number of treatments completed in one appointment session. With oral conscious sedation we can often perform many treatments, which would have traditionally been broken up over several appointments for the patient’s comfort, in one session.
Our Saint Louis sedation dentists will walk you through your sedation dentistry options when we meet with you. Together develop a treatment plan that works for your dental goals, timeline, and comfort level. Give us a call or schedule online here to get started—the smile of your dream is closer, and easier to achieve, than ever before!