Have you ever avoided dental treatment due to fear or anxiety? Do you know someone who has? Sedation dentistry may be the answer! Not all sedation dentistry does the same thing and is suitable for the same people, however. Read on to learn more about relaxation dentistry!
Let’s start by talking about what sedation dentistry can do for patients. If you see yourself reflected in this list, sedation treatments may be right for you!
· Suffer from dental fear or anxiety?
· Regularly avoid dental treatment?
· Want to avoid the pain associated with some dentistry?
· Need to have multiple or extensive dental treatments?
If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to ask our O’Fallon sedation dentists about sedation treatments!
Now there are a number of different levels and types of sedation for you to consider. Our dental team will explain the treatments and help you choose the one that fits you best. Here’s a brief overview…
When most patients think of “sedation dentistry” they first think of nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas). Nitrous oxide will help you calm down and feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair. All you have to do is inhale the laughing gas through a comfortable facemask before treatment begins!
You’re probably also familiar with intraoral injections, which numb your oral tissues. Our dental team can numb your mouth with intraoral injections in order to perform extensive restorative dentistry work.
Oral conscious sedation is a deeper, more effective level of sedation. Oral conscious sedation involves taking a small pill before you come to the dentist’s office. You’ll be feeling calm and confident by the time you land in the dentist’s chair! The best part is, you’ll drift peacefully through treatment, and you probably won’t even remember the procedure when we’re done!
Ready for more information about sedation dentistry? Give our O’Fallon sedation dentist office a call to schedule a personal consultation!