Are you unhappy with your oral health or the appearance of your smile? For many people, the simple solution would be to go to the dentist to get treatment, but for many of us, the solution is not that simple.

Sometimes, the obstacle is anxiety. It is hard enough to get a basic check up, let alone convince yourself to get fillings or a root canal treatment. Other times, the problem is scheduling–you need to get all the treatment done in one procedure, but you can not imagine sitting still for hours at a time. Or maybe you are reluctant to get cosmetic dentistry because it is not worth the hassle or discomfort. No matter the obstacle, sedation dentistry can help you overcome it to achieve your goals. We even offer drug-free relaxation dentistry with NuCalm.

Anxiety and Dentistry

Controlling Anxiety and Achieving Health

If you are a person who has a hard time making it to dental check ups because of anxiety, you are more likely to need extensive dental treatment. However, that is also harder to get because of anxiety.

Sedation dentistry can help you be calm for a dental appointment. Instead of being anxious, you will be relaxed. You will be aware of what is happening, but you will be generally unconcerned. This also has the effect of eliminating many other aspects of dental treatment related to your anxiety, including discomfort, a strong gag reflex, and tense or sore muscles. This helps end the cycle of anxiety that keeps you from maintaining good oral health.

Long Appointments Become a Breeze

We understand that it can be hard to make time for extensive dental procedures. Many people prefer to make one long appointment, which is more efficient and more convenient than making several shorter appointments.

But longer appointments have their own challenges. It can be hard to sit still for long periods of time. The longer you sit, the more you can become sore from sitting in the same chair–even if it is a comfortable chair like ours. Not to mention the difficulty of holding your mouth open for so long.

But sedation dentistry makes all these easier. You will be more comfortable for a long appointment. In fact, the time will fly by and you will hardly notice it. With sedation dentistry, you can confidently schedule a long treatment to take care of complex treatment needs.

A Better Experience Makes Cosmetic Dentistry Easier

Cosmetic dentistry gives results that can last for decades, but many people are prevented from getting it because of short-term concerns. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, the procedure may loom large in your mind, much larger than the years of beautiful smiles you will enjoy after the procedure.

If this is your obstacle, sedation dentistry can make your treatment into a much more comfortable experience. As we noted above, sedation dentistry can eliminate symptoms of anxiety that make for a less pleasant treatment. It can also make your procedure more comfortable. Even long appointments will seem to take no time at all, and you will come out with a beautiful smile that you will love.

Your Goals Are Achievable

Do you think that your smile goals are out of reach? Think again. At City Smiles in St. Louis, we are determined to help every patient achieve the smile of their dreams. Healthy, beautiful, and long-lasting dentistry is our goal, and we believe you deserve nothing less. If you need help overcoming anxiety or any other obstacle that is keeping you from achieving the smile of your dreams this year, please call (314) 678-7876 (Downtown St. Louis) or (314) 678-7876 (Clayton) today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Chris Hill. He will help you see the way to your new smile.