Sedation dentistry can help patients who experience dental anxiety get the treatment they need to achieve great oral health. To learn more about sedation dentistry in Overland Park, call our award-winning dental team.
At Haake Family Dental, we are dedicated to making your care as comfortable and stress-free as possible. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry to help you relax during your next visit. Depending on your needs, we can offer oral sedation, laughing gas, or IV sedation.
Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax during treatment for a more comfortable dental care experience. It can be used to help you relax during a variety of procedures and is recommended for patients who experience dental anxiety. Our dentist may also recommend sedation options for patients with health conditions that make it difficult for their muscles to relax or affect their care in other ways.
In addition to local anesthesia, we offer oral sedation, laughing gas and intravenous (IV) sedation options. Your sedation is closely monitored by experienced dental professionals who work to ensure your safety and comfort. Be sure to discuss your sedation options with our team to see if sedation dentistry is right for you.
Sedation dentistry offers many benefits to meet your individual needs. Sedation allows your body to relax and can help reduce any dental anxiety you may experience. This can help increase the effectiveness of local anesthesia. Sedation dentistry reduces the sensation of passing time. This can be very useful if you need complex or multiple treatments in a single sitting. It also prevents your muscles from stiffening or becoming sore due to spending extended periods of time in one position.
IV sedation is generally used with shorter treatment sessions. The effects are immediate and may cause you to feel as though you slept through the treatment. You may feel groggy when the IV is stopped, but this will fade over the next few hours. You will need someone to provide your transportation on the day of your procedure. While there are no lingering aftereffects, the sedative effects of these options can take up to 24 hours to fully diminish.
Sedation dentistry can help patients with severe dental anxiety and other conditions more easily receive the care they need. However, sedation dentistry isn’t recommended for all patients. Your safety is our top priority. At your appointment, be sure to tell us:
For more information about using sedation dentistry with your next treatment, contact Haake Family Dental. Our team offers a variety of sedation dentistry options at our Overland Park office to help our patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Contact us at (913) 203-1031 today.