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Sedation Dentistry

Many patients can't imagine themselves feeling relaxed and at ease during a dental procedure, but it's possible! At the Kansas Center for Sedation Dentistry (which operates within Heck Family Dentistry of Lawrence, we're proud to be a certified provider of these essential services in Lawrence. Multiple options for sedation dentistry in Lawrence, KS are available in one convenient location, from mild nitrous oxide to more involved IV sedation. Additionally, we have all the proper monitoring devices, emergency equipment, and medications to ensure your safety and comfort. Our goal is to remove anything preventing you from getting a healthy mouth or enjoying the best quality of life.

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Why Choose The Kansas Center for Sedation Dentistry  for Sedation Dentistry?

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Before your visit, you’ll be given some medication along with instructions on when to take it. It could be the night before your visit, or it could be at a set time during the day of the actual appointment; it all depends on your unique circumstances. Once the medication kicks in, you’ll be in a highly relaxed state where you won’t care about what is going on around you. You may even be relaxed to the point where you doze off (although you’ll easily be woken up).

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry

You may be familiar with nitrous oxide sedation. Often, this is just enough to remove anxiety and allow you to be comfortable. However, sometimes it may be combined with other sedation methods to help you sleep. This could be due to severe anxiety, convenience, or physical limitations.

IV Sedation Dentistry

Are you struggling with dental fear or anxiety, making it nearly impossible to get your necessary dental treatments completed? Even those with very high levels of anxiety or nervousness can benefit with the help of IV sedation! This option is perfect for those who have either not found results they like with other sedation methods or need to have a long treatment completed. If you’ve never heard of IV sedation until now, Heck Family Dentistry is happy to answer your questions ahead of your appointment.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Sedation dentistry could be the solution that you’ve been looking for. However, you may still have some unanswered questions, so we’re here to help! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about sedation dentistry in Lawrence. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Just give us a call and we’d be happy to explain more about the process and schedule you for an appointment when you’re ready.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

For most patients, sedation is a perfectly safe option. Before deciding whether to administer sedation, your dentist will go over your medical history and current medications to find out if there could be any negative interactions. When you are sedated, the dentist and team will closely monitor your vitals at all times to ensure that you’re safe.

Will I remember anything with dental sedation?

Even though you are technically awake with most forms of sedation, chances are that you won’t remember much of your procedure. IV sedation is more likely to make you forget your procedure than oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide. The memory loss effect that sedation has makes getting dental care much easier for patients with extreme anxiety.

What are the risks of sedation dentistry?

While sedation dentistry is generally safe for most patients, it may still present some risks. For instance, patients with obstructive sleep apnea or who are taking certain medications may be more likely to develop complications. Common side effects of sedation include nausea, headache, and grogginess. Before you are sedated, your dentist will go over your medical history and any potential risks that could occur.

Does dental sedation make you tell secrets?

Contrary to popular belief, dental sedation is not a “truth serum.” It is very unlikely that you will reveal any secrets while you are sedated. Even if you do say something that you normally wouldn’t while under sedation, it will always be kept within the walls of the dental treatment room.

Is sedation dentistry worth it?

If you have severe dental anxiety or extensive dental work that you need to get done, sedation can make your treatment much easier. Putting off the care you need could result in the need for more expensive and invasive treatments later on. Paying for sedation now could save you quite a bit of money down the road.

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