Our Approach To Patient Comfort

Our team wants to help you and your family enjoy good oral health, and to also enjoy a positive experience in our office. Which is why we offer advanced technology and unique treatment options. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist talks about digital x-rays, sedation and more.

Examining Smiles With Digital Technology

When we take a look at your smile, we want to provide a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, so we can identify areas of concern in the earliest stages, treating them before they cause discomfort or threaten smile stability. Instead of traditional x-rays, we have a digital alternative. No need to bite down on uncomfortable bitewings, instead we can easily examine your smile quickly and comfortably, creating instant images that can be displayed chairside. No need to wait for a lengthy development period. We can then walk you through the diagnosis so you understand the current state of your smile. You have less time in the chair, and a more comfortable diagnostic experience.

Keeping People Comfortable With Sedation

Dental sedation helps people enter a calm and relaxed state during treatment. This can be helpful for those with anxiety, special needs, or anyone undergoing a more extensive treatment, such as dental implant placement or tooth extraction. We use local anesthetic for the areas being treated, but sedation helps you stay calm and comfortable. We have nitrous oxide, administered through a mask over the nose, and with effects that happen immediately and wear off once the procedure ends. For a deeper state of calm, oral sedation given through a pill or liquid offers a deep state of calm during your procedure. You should arrive wearing comfortable and loose fitting clothing, and have someone available to bring you home, as with oral conscious sedation the effects take time to wear off completely.

Numbing Smiles with OraVerse®

Traditional numbing agents tend to last for a few hours, which means you could be numb quite a while following your procedure. But we can offer OraVerse. Once the treatment is over, we will administer this via an infection. This helps regain feeling in your lips and gums quickly, so you don’t need to worry about slurred speech, numbness, or drooling. The lingering effects of anesthesia are over and you can return to your normal routine after about an hour.

If you have any questions about our approach to patient comfort, then contact our team today to learn more.


Our team wants to ensure you and your family enjoy a positive experience in our office. If you would like to find out more about the advanced technology we use, then please call your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office today at (913)901-8585 or schedule an appointment.