For many patients, visiting the dentist is an anxiety-ridden experience, whether due to past experiences or stories shared by others. However, in the long run, avoiding visiting a dentist causes more harm than good. Without regular preventative dental care, cavities, gingivitis, and other oral health-related issues can arise and become severe conditions without proper treatment.
From gentle, professional cleanings and x-rays to sedation methods, the friendly dentists and staff at O'Fallon Family Dental Care are committed to making your visits a relaxed and comfortable experience. In addition to making your office visits stress-free and positive, we are committed to educating you about the various dental treatment options available to you.
If you have questions about our comfort dentistry services or how we will make your visit a comfortable, and positive experience, call O'Fallon Family Dental Care at 618-628-1646 today to schedule an appointment.
Gentle Professional Cleaning
People over the age of four or five should visit their dentist for a professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. To maintain oral health, it is very important that you stay current on the condition of your teeth so that if problems are detected, they can be treated early to avoid developing more serious issues.
At O'Fallon Family Dental Care, we provide comfortable, gentle teeth cleanings, specifically to detect, deter and prevent gum disease. If we find a cause for concern, we may recommend a deep gum cleaning to remove tartar below the gum line, smooth out surfaces where plaque builds up and eliminate bacterial infection.
Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. 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. You won't fall asleep; instead, the Nitrous Oxide simply puts you at ease and eliminates any anxiety you may normally experience.
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. If you're afraid, anxious, or apprehensive, let your dentist at O'Fallon Family Dental Care know; he or she will choose the right form of dental sedation for you. Call us at 618-628-1646 for an appointment.
Are you apprehensive about going to the dentist? Have you put off dental care because of dental anxieties?
You're not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, approximately 40 million Americans avoid visiting the dentist because of fear and anxiety. Our team at O'Fallon Family Dental Care is here to help you overcome your anxiety and regain your confidence. Our personalized approach offers several ways to assist you in receiving treatment while remaining relaxed.
Sedation Dentistry for Children
O'Fallon Family Dental Care offers oral sedation to help ease your child’s anxiety and fears. Your dentist will prescribe medication that is best suited to your child’s health and personal needs in order to provide quality dental treatment for children who might be too fearful or uncooperative.