Are you one of the many people who postpone or completely avoid to your
dentist serving St. Louis
because of fear? Dental phobia is a common problem, but help is available
if only you talk to your dentist. Sedation dentistry can allow you to
get the dental care that is so vital to your overall well being without
the intense fear.
There are a few different kinds of sedation dentistry options. Nitrous
oxide is a mild sedative that you can inhale via a nose hood. IV sedation
is delivered by injection and provides a higher level of sedation. For
those patients who want the benefits of IV sedation without the use of
needles, oral conscious sedation is a good option. Your dentist can help
you make a decision about the right method of sedation for you based on
your level of fear and the dental procedure you're having. Nitrous
oxide may be appropriate for dental cleanings and fillings, while you
may wish for a stronger, longer-lasting method for lengthier procedures,
like a same day dental implant.