Reduce Discomfort and Dental Anxiety
with Sedation Dentistry
At Dental Arts, in Independence, MO, we understand many patients avoid vital dental care due to anxiety, which is why we offer sedation dentistry to ensure our patients feel comfortable throughout treatment. We are dedicated to caring for people, not just teeth, and we offer both oral sedation and nitrous oxide to meet our patients unique needs. Our team stands by our motto, “We Cater to Cowards” and will do everything in our power to make your experience as pleasant as possible. With over 30 years of experience offering sedation, our dentists consistently deliver the highest level of skill to ensure your safety and peace of mind during your dental procedure.
Basics of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry can be tailored to meet your specific needs. We offer two types of sedation at Dental Arts, including:
- Nitrous Oxide: A form of mild sedation, this method is administered through a small mask placed over your nose. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide can be adjusted throughout treatment to help you reach optimal relaxation.
- Oral Sedation: A more moderate form of sedation, oral sedatives place patients in a sleepy, almost dreamlike state. While patients remain conscious during the procedure, they often retain very little memory of treatment. You may be instructed to take medication either the night before or one hour prior to the procedure.
Your doctor will review your medical history to determine if you are a candidate for sedation. During your consultation, it is important to discuss any existing medical conditions, such as sleep apnea, as these can interfere with sedation.
Your Comfort Is a Priority
Regardless of which type of sedation you choose, your doctor can also administer a local anesthetic to numb your teeth and gums. In addition, each of our 10 treatment rooms is furnished with the latest equipment, including leather massaging chairs, blankets, headphones, and movies, to ensure a pleasant visit. Our office is also handicapped-accessible for seniors and patients with special needs.
With over 30 years of experience offering sedation, our dentists consistently deliver the highest level of skill to ensure your safety and peace of mind during your dental procedure.
Benefits of Sedation
Often times, patients avoid the care they need because of dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry can help patients who have:
- Major anxiety
- Dental phobia
- A low tolerance for pain
- Complex dental issues
- A sensitive gag response
- Dental sensitivity
We have extensive experience performing sedation dentistry, and each of our four doctors is certified to deliver sedation. To ensure your comfort and confidence in our services, we can customize your treatment plan based upon your personal preferences.
What To Expect
Nitrous oxide wears off quickly after treatment and is the only form of sedation that does not impair your driving. For patients receiving oral sedation, it is important to schedule a friend or loved one to drive you to and from our office. While you may feel groggy after the procedure, this minor side effect should fade in a few hours.
At Dental Arts, our team is dedicated to providing a welcoming, stress-free environment to all of our patients. Whether you need simple dental work or a more complex procedure, we will do our best to make sure you are comfortable throughout the process. To learn more about our sedation dentistry options or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us today at (816) 478-3600.
“Though I am always nervous, I know that no matter what the situation, I could not be in better hands at Dental Arts. Thank you to you and your staff. You are all so wonderful. God bless you!” Gail