About Our Professional Teeth Cleanings
Having your teeth professionally cleaned at the dentist office is a simple and safe process that can help you prevent the development of oral health issues while maintaining a bright smile. Regular cleaning and check-ups protect your teeth from many oral health issues. It is important to have good dental habits and these habits should include a regular visit to your dentist. Your oral health has a significant impact on your overall health.Read more about About Our Professional Teeth Cleanings
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Indications for Nitrous Oxide
- Mildly apprehensive patient
- A frightened child
- To reduce awareness of time and fatigue
- To reduce dental stress
- To control gagging
- When requested by the patient
Talk to your dentist at Smile Design Dental Center about whether nitrous oxide might be a good option for you. Call us at 636-272-3503.
Oral sedation dentistry is a medical procedure involving the administration of oral sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a dental procedure and reduce patients' fear and anxiety related to the experience.Read more about Oral Medication
Are you apprehensive about going to the dentist? Have you put off dental care for years because of dental anxieties?
You're not alone. In fact, approximately 40 million Americans avoid the dentist because of fear and anxiety, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Our team at Smile Design Dental Center is here to help you overcome your dental anxiety and regain your confidence about visiting the dentist. In our personalized approach, we offer several ways to assist you in receiving treatment while remaining relaxed.Read more about Sedation Dentistry