Over the years we have come across all different types of patients; for instance, patients who suffer from dental fear. Dental fear is a real dental concern that many patients deal with. When dental fear begins to affect your oral health, it is crucial to take the necessary steps to overcome it.
Dr. Larry Kanning of Kanning Dental in Lawson, MO offers experienced, compassionate dental care to patients dealing with dental fear. Dr. Kanning can work with patients with dental fear to create a space where they feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Kanning will explain all aspects of your dental treatment, listen to your dental concerns, perform a full comprehensive exam, and create a custom treatment plan based on your needs.
When applicable, Dr. Lawson can utilize sedation dentistry as an effective method to manage dental fear and anxiety. Dental sedation can enable patients to feel relaxed during the dental procedure. Dr. Kanning will work review your medical history and perform a full examination before your treatment to determine if sedation dentistry is right for you.
Sedation Dentistry Options
After your consultation, Dr. Kanning will determine which sedation options are right for you. At Kanning Dental, we offer two types of dental sedation —oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation.
Oral Sedation: Oral sedation is ideal for adult patients. Oral sedation is typically administered in a pill that is taken prior to your procedure. Patients will need to coordinate a ride to and from our Lawson, MO dental office if they are to undergo oral sedation. Oral sedation is also an effective solution for patients whos dental fear stems from fear of needles.
During your procedure, our dental care team will closely monitor you to asses your comfort level and responsiveness.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is administered through a small nasal mask that is securely placed over the nose. Patients report feeling comfortable and relaxed while under nitrous oxide sedation. As soon as the mask is removed, the effects of the gas diminish.
Schedule An Appointment
To explore your sedation dentistry options, visit our Lawson dental office. Dr. Kanning can work with you to determine the best solution for your smile. To schedule an appointment, call (816) 974-4721 or schedule an appointment online.