Sedation Dentistry in St. Louis
Complete Dental Care without the Anxiety
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Millions of people in the United States suffer from dental anxiety, leading
them to put off much-needed dental appointments and routine cleanings—to
the detriment of their oral health. Fortunately, there is a solution.
Sedation dentistry uses medication to relax patients during their visit
to the dentist's office, providing them with relief for their anxiety.
At West County Dental, we offer these options for sedation dentistry:
Nitrous Oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide induces a mild sedative effect
that allows the patient to relax. It is delivered through a mask, and
the amount of sedative you receive is controlled by your dentist. When
you receive nitrous oxide, you will be conscious and able to communicate
with your dentist throughout your visit.
Oral Conscious Sedation. As with IV sedation, this form of sedation places you in a relaxed state
but allows you to remain conscious and able to respond. However, it is
administered by taking a pill prior to arriving at your dentist's
office. You will need a friend or family member to drive you to and from
Sedation dentistry is a great solution for anyone who becomes paralyzed
with fear at the thought of visiting the dentist. With our
St. Louis dentist, virtually all our dental care treatments can be performed under varying
degrees of sedation. The end result is that your teeth and gums get the
care they need, without all the awful memories!
A safe and effective solution to extreme dental fear and anxiety!
Many people have phobias when it comes to visiting the dentist. These phobias
often prevent them from getting the oral care they need. With our sedation
dentistry services, you no longer have to have fear or anxiety. You can
live peacefully knowing that your oral health is taken care of.
The minimal sedation options available at West County Dental include:
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas): A mild sedative delivered through a nose hood.
Oral Conscious Sedation: Increased sedation administered through oral medication rather than needles.
Simply put, there is no reason to let fear or anxiety keep you from the dentist.
Call us today at (314) 821-2712 to learn more about our minimal sedation
dentistry options in St. Louis.