Sedation dentistry is common for patients who are getting extensive treatments, meaning surgeries or other complex procedures, which lie outside of the realm of basic checkups and cleanings.
When you go to the dentist for your routine dental cleaning, the last thing you expect to hear is that you need extensive dental treatment. Several factors contribute to the need for major dental work. As you age, other health factors may be harming your oral health. Whatever the reason, you may feel anxious about having major work done to your mouth, and that is understandable.
Here at The Dental Anesthesia Center in St. Louis, we’ve been working in the sedation dentistry field for over 25 years. For patients who require extensive treatment plans in St. Louis, sedation dentistry may be a great option.
What Are Some Extensive Treatments or Procedures?
Many dental treatments can be classified as extensive or major. Generally, major dental procedures refer to more extensive services; some of these include:
- Tooth extractions
- Wisdom tooth removal
- Gum disease treatment
- Dental implants
- Treatment for TMJ
Sedation for Extensive Dental Work
Many people avoid or delay going to the dentist because they have dental anxiety. They may fear needles, drills, or the dental setting in general. However, sedation can be a wonderful tool for patients who fear going to the dentist. For invasive treatments, we highly recommend sedation of some sort. These treatments or procedures often take a long time and typically require the patient to be as still as possible throughout the process.
Sedation and sleep dentistry are becoming more common as patients who suffer from extreme anxiety or other disabilities seek proper dental treatment. It is even more common for patients who are getting extensive treatments, meaning surgeries or other complex procedures, which lie outside of the realm of basic checkups and cleanings.
The Dental Anesthesia Center in St. Louis
We can make your dental experience comfortable! When you come in for your appointment Dr. Hoffmann, Dr. Thoms, or Dr. Daugherty will decide which level is best for you. We look forward to meeting you.
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The Only Board Certified Dental Anesthesiologists in the State of Missouri, including the St. Louis Metro Area.