Dental anxiety has many causes, including bad experiences in the dental office during childhood, or it may be part of a more general anxiety disorder. It can also be that you have not been to the dentist in a while and are feeling anxious about the state of your smile, or you may fear a poor diagnosis. We don’t want you to worry about these issues, as our only goal is to help you.
No matter the cause of your dental anxiety, your dentist in St. Paul wants you to enjoy optimal oral health and not let fear keep you from the dental office.
Symptoms of dental anxiety include:
- Increased heart rate
- Trouble sleeping the night before your appointment
- General nervousness
We understand this disorder and our team works hard to put you at ease during dental treatment. We can answer your questions and chat with you to help you relax.
We rely on oral conscious sedation because it has worked well for anxious patients. This means you take a pill before your procedure. You will be minimally conscious but will likely not recall parts of your treatment.
Your sedation dentist in Saint Paul collects your health history to ensure that oral sedation is a safe option. If oral conscious sedation is a good option, we monitor your vitals throughout your procedure.
Benefits of Conscious Oral Sedation
Sedation allows your dentist to perform multiple treatments during a single visit. This is ideal if you have not been to the dentist in some time and need extensive treatment to restore your oral health.
Our sedation method also eliminates the gag reflex, which produces anxiety in some patients.
Contact Our Dental Office for Oral Conscious Sedation
If you would like to speak to a friendly team member about our sedation, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation, we would love to hear from you.