We understand that a visit to the dentist can induce stress. That’s why we do everything we can to ensure your visit is a comfortable, relaxing, five-star experience. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist discusses how we go a step further to ensure our patients have a pleasant treatment experience with various options for sedation and comfort.
If you’re looking for a way to take the edge off your day and relax during your cleaning or fillings, we have a safe and effective solution with nitrous oxide. Commonly known as “laughing gas”, this gas is a sedative that is administered through a small rubber mask placed just over the nose. It induces a state of relaxation while still allowing patients to remain conscious and responsive during their dental procedure. Nitrous oxide helps reduce anxiety and promotes a pleasant and calm atmosphere for our patients.
This gas wears off almost immediately so you can return to the rest of your day without any side effects.
If you need a little more than laughing gas to reduce your fears, conscious sedation may be for you. Patients with higher levels of dental anxiety or those undergoing more complex procedures, like oral surgery, benefit from this method. To soothe you, oral medication or intravenous sedatives are given to induce a deeper state of relaxation. Under conscious sedation, patients enter a semi-conscious state but can still respond to the dentist. Conscious sedation helps alleviate anxiety and allows patients to undergo extensive dental work comfortably and without distress.
OraVerse is a revolutionary new product that accelerates the reversal of the lingering numbness caused by local anesthesia after dental procedures. The effects of local anesthesia can often persist for several hours after treatment, causing discomfort and difficulty speaking or eating. It contains a medication called phentolamine, which hastens the return of normal sensation in the mouth, lips, and tongue. This allows patients to resume their regular activities sooner and provides a more pleasant post-treatment experience.
Let Us Take Care of You
At our dental office, we prioritize the comfort and well-being of our patients. These techniques not only reduce anxiety but also improve treatment outcomes and promote better oral health. If you would like to find out more about how we can take care of you, please reach out to our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office at 913-901-8585.