Sedation Dentistry in Lee’s Summit, MO & Shawnee, KS
Relax During Your Treatment at Mill Creek Dental
When your general dental appointment indicates the need for additional or specialized dental services, Mill Creek Dental is proud to have the resources and experienced team to address all aspects of oral health in the same office. Our patients are happy that they don’t have to go elsewhere for specialized services, such as sedation dentistry in Lee’s Summit, MO, and Shawnee, KS.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
If you are someone who feels nervous about the thought of a dental exam, preventive cleaning, or necessary dental treatment, sedation will make your visit completely stress-free! Our sedation options will help you enter a relaxed state that will keep your mind off of your appointment, or even let you enter a state of dreaming while our dentist works on your mouth. Many patients just like you come to our office because of our experience using sedation for challenges such as…
- A severe gag reflex
- Inability to sit still
- Difficulty getting numb with a local anesthetic such as Novocaine
- A limited amount of time to complete your dental care
- Very sensitive teeth
- Dislike of noises, smells, tastes associated with dental care
- Discomfort with needles and shots
- Fear & embarrassment about your teeth
What Are Your Options for Sedation Dentistry?
Oral Conscious Sedation – This type of sedation is achieved without needles. Instead, you simply take a prescribed dose of medication about an hour before your appointment. A number of oral agents developed especially for these purposes are safe and have been used for dental procedures for decades.
Inhaled Minimal Sedation – This method has been used in dentistry for over a century and is considered completely safe, even for its use in children. With a mask placed over your nose, you breathe in nitrous oxide – also referred to as “laughing gas.” This classic type of sedation is effective because it relaxes patients quickly, but also wears off rapidly once the mask is removed.
IV Sedation – You receive the sedating medication through a vein, which quickly takes effect. This option for sedation also gives our dentist the ability to adjust the dose if necessary.
During your initial assessment, our experienced dentist will take the time to inform you of your options and what to expect with each. Then, along with your input, our dentist will determine which option is best for you. We will make sure you’re completely comfortable before beginning treatment – your health is our main priority!
Experience Sedation Dentistry in Lee’s Summit, MO & Shawnee, KS
To experience our award-winning cosmetic and restorative dentistry, schedule your Complimentary Mill Creek Dental Smile Assessment today by calling 816-347-9933 to reach our Lee's Summit office or 913-322-6455 to reach our Shawnee office. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Thorough Exam
- Digital 3D X-rays
- Custom Treatment Plan
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our treatments, our dental offices, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!
As one of the premier dental practices in Lee’s Summit, MO & Shawnee, KS, our doctors and team at Mill Creek Dental also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Independence, Blue Springs & Raymore, MO & Lenexa, Basehor, DeSoto & Bonner Springs, KS & the surrounding areas.