If you avoid visiting the dentist due to a fear or anxiety, you should know that you are not alone. Fear of the dentist does not have to keep you from receiving the quality oral care you deserve. Your oral health is important for your well being and quality of life. If you are afraid of the dentist, Kanning Dental may be able to help ease your anxiety. Dr. Kanning and Dr. Kanning offers affordable sedation dentistry options in the comfort of their Lawson, MO family dentist office.
What Is Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry helps you to feeling calm and relaxed throughout your entire dental procedure while remaining in control of your bodily functions. Oral sedation helps anxious patients receive the dental care they need to restore their oral health. Sedation dentistry can also help Drs. Kanning and Kanning perform multiple procedures at once to save you time, stress and money.
Kanning Dental offers two types of sedation dentistry:
- Oral Sedation: Used in adult patients, this form of sedation dentistry is given as a pill prior to treatment. Oral sedation requires no needles or numbing and is ideal for patients with dental anxiety. You will feel relaxed and calm during your dental procedure. It will be required that you have someone drive you home after your procedure as the medication takes several hours to wear off.
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Also commonly know as laughing gas, is fast acting and wears off immediately after treatment. Laughing gas allows you remain in control of your body during treatment but you will have little to no memory of the treatment after the procedure.
Sedation Dentistry at Kanning Dental Lawson, MO
Dr. Kanning takes your comfort, health, and oral health needs into consideration before offering any treatment. Before receiving sedation dentistry, Dr. Kanning will meet with you to discuss your dental procedures, sedation options, and your medical history so that we can offer you quality dental care.
Schedule An Appointment
Regular visits with Drs. Kanning and Kanning every six months for a professional tooth cleaning and dental health exam can help reduce the development of advanced dental concerns that may require complex treatment. If you want to learn more about preventative dental health and your sedation options, contact our Lawson dentist office.