Your Comfort – Nitrous Oxide and Sedation Dentistry
Dental Care in a Calm, Relaxing Environment
Dr. Brent at KC Family Dental has a highly gentle approach to dental care. We know that many people tend to be anxious or even fearful when visiting the dentist, even for simple procedures. This fear ultimately leads to patients skipping essential visits, potentially causing minor problems to grow into large ones. We want to avoid this situation, and we have the solution for you. Even without additional steps described below, most patients find that the environment of our office and the calm professionalism of our team (and maybe the distraction of the massaging dental chairs and the overhead TV in each room) are enough to give them a calm and relaxed visit! But for those who are more anxious, we offer additional options.
The Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide, or “Laughing gas,” is frequently administered to create a relaxed state for our patients. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask and helps calm the patient during various dental procedures. The benefit of nitrous oxide is that it wears off quickly and allows the patient to drive themselves home after the appointment. A local anesthetic is also commonly given along with nitrous oxide for most procedures performed in our office.
Eliminate the Numbness After Dental Procedures
Once a patient completes a dental procedure involving sedation, they often complain about the numbness and having a “fat” feeling in their lips and face. These patients often wish they did not feel this way for 3 to 5 hours after dental procedures. We do offer something that dramatically reduces the time of numbness. At KC Family Dental, we are thrilled to offer our patients a product called OraVerse™. This fantastic product reverses the effects of anesthesia, and you do not feel numb for hours. OraVerse™ takes only about 30 minutes to eliminate that numb feeling. Ask us about the incredible product when you have a procedure that requires anesthesia!
Schedule online or call our office at (913) 220-2209 to
determine how sedation dentistry can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.