leawood sedation options

When you have anxiety or other issues that make undergoing dental treatment a difficult process, then you may hesitate to receive the care you need. Which is why our team offers dental sedation, treatments to help ensure your experience is a positive one. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about sedation dentistry.

When You Need Dental Sedation

We may recommend a calming solution for a number of reasons. For example, this can be helpful if you have anxiety that makes undergoing treatment a difficult process. We could use this to assist our patients with special needs or those with an overactive gag reflex, so care is a comfortable experience. If you’re undergoing more extensive treatments, then this could make the process a more enjoyable one, with little to no memory of the procedure.

Choosing the Right Calming Solution

Our team offers two different options to help you enter a calm and relaxed state, but how do we choose the right one for you? Our team will take a number of different factors into account. For example, we will assess your anxiety levels, and take any special needs into account. We look at your age, weight, and any medications you are taking, as well as your medical and dental history. With this information, we can select the right option for you, so your visit is a positive one!

Nitrous Oxide and Oral Conscious

The most common form is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. This is administered through a mask over the nose and mouth. You inhale a special gas that helps you enter a deep state of calm and relaxation, with little to no memory of the procedure. We can adjust levels during the procedure and you will stay conscious the entire time. The effects wear off when the procedure ends, so you can drive yourself home or even return to work or school!

For a deeper state of calm, our team could recommend oral conscious sedation. You remain conscious, but this is a deeper state of calm, and you will likely have no memory of the procedure. You will take this in a pill or liquid form prior to the procedure. The effects tend to take time to wear off completely, so you should have a friend or family member on hand to bring you home afterward. If you have any questions about how our team will offer a calming option with sedation, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Any Questions About Our Calming Medications?

Our team wants to help you enjoy your visit. Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to learn more about the process of ensuring your comfort during treatment.