6. Ask For Sedation Dentistry
One of the most effective ways to overcome dental anxiety is by opting for sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry comes in several forms and allows patients to stay relaxed throughout their entire appointment. At Smile On Dental Studio, we offer three types of sedation dentistry to choose from. The first is nitrous oxide sedation. This involves inhaling nitrous oxide and oxygen during your procedure and experiencing immediate anxiety relief. At the end of your procedure, we will remove the mask and the effects will wear off in time for you to go home.
For more intense sedation, we recommend oral conscious sedation which involves taking a pill. We can also provide you with a pill to take the night before your appointment so you can sleep without anxiety. Oral conscious sedation offers a higher level of sedation than nitrous oxide and will require you to have a ride to and from your appointment.
Lastly, we offer a drug-free solution—NuCalm. NuCalm is a unique system that helps patients reach a meditative state of mind during their appointment. It doesn’t use any drugs and provides patients with refreshing benefits.
Talk to your St. Louis dentist to find out which type of sedation dentistry is right for you.