Our O’Fallon Sedation Dentist Explains Why And When Relaxation Treatments Are Used

Written by Dr. Brace on May 1, 2018

Sedation dentistry has transformed what our O’Fallon dentists are able to do, and how quickly we’re able to do it. Sedation has also greatly improved the patient’s treatment experience in a number of ways.

Our dental team has seen first-hand how powerful this tool can be. In general, sedation treatment helps patients stay calm through treatment, and comfortable in the dentist’s chair. With sedation, you can have the positive dental experience you want, while getting the treatment you need.

Sedation treatment is tailored and customized to suit the individual patient’s needs. The best way to figure out whether sedation can help you, is to schedule a consultation with our dental team. However, here are some general guidelines and situations in which sedation can be helpful:

Easing patients into invasive procedures: if you are having extensive restorative or cosmetic work done, sedation can help you stay comfortable, and minimize your risk of requiring a lengthy post-treatment recovery period.

Helping anxious patients: certain people are so afraid of dental treatment that they can’t even make it into our office for their appointments. Sedation treatment can help these people face dental care confidently. Oral conscious sedation, for example, begins to work before you even get to our office, so you’ll be ready for treatment. 

Shortening treatment timelines: if you are undergoing a series of treatments, sedation may be able to shorten your treatment timeline. Because sedated patients do not become tense and fatigued as quickly in the dentist’s chair, our dental team can get more done in a shorter period of time.

If you want to learn more about sedation treatment, or figure out whether sedation is appropriate in your situation, you can contact our O’Fallon sedation dentists by phone or through our Contact Us page. We look forward to speaking with you!