In recent history sedation dentistry has helped numerous patients get the dental care they need. Sedation dentistry is an effective and efficient way to minimize pain and anxiety in the dentist’s chair. Today our Saint Louis dentists have put together this article explaining what types of patients can benefit from sedation dentistry. See if you relate to any of these types of patients—I hope by the end of this article you’ll feel confident talking to your dentist about the possibilities of sedation dentistry for you.
Sedation dentistry is commonly used to facilitate dental treatment for these types of patients…
1. The nervous dental patient
This patient has dental phobia, and they have trouble getting into the dentist’s chair much less relaxing once they’re there. A nervous patient may have avoided dental treatment for years—cancelling appointments and avoiding preventative and restorative treatments. Over time dental avoidance can lead to oral diseases and damaged teeth and gums.
2. The smile transformation patient
Sedation dentistry is often necessary for patients who are going to undergo several dental procedures. Patients who require multiple restorative treatments, or dental treatments that are quite extensive will benefit from sedation treatment. Oral conscious sedation, for example, allows patients to stay comfortable, and communicate with the dental team during treatment, without remembering the treatment process once it’s complete!
Your sedation dentistry treatment will depend on your personality, dental goals, and current dental health. Our Saint Louis sedation dentists will help you determine the right course of treatment—the first step is to meet our dentists for a consultation. The consultation allows our dental team to better assess your oral health and discuss sedation options.
Give us a call or click here to schedule your first consultation! We look forward to helping you get the dental care you need without the stress you definitely don’t need!