We see many patients in our Lawson dentist office who suffer with dental anxiety for a variety of reasons. Fear of the dentist is a real concern and can lead to poor oral health which can have an affect on ones overall health and well being.
Overcoming Dental Anxiety
Dr. Kanning and his staff work with patients to alleviate their anxiety in a variety of ways, including educating them on what to expect with each dental treatment or procedure. Your dental care is provided in a gentle, compassionate manner with your confidence and comfort in mind.
In many situations, learning the aspects of a dental treatment or procedure can alleviate a patient’s fear of the unknown and help them to relax while receiving the dental care they need and/or desire.
Dr. Kanning also offers sedation options for patients who prefer to feel completely relaxed during their dental treatment or procedure. Dental sedation can enable patients to be responsive and in control of their bodily functions during a procedure, but relaxed and comfortable with little or no memory afterwards. Dr. Kanning will meet with you during a consultation prior to your procedure to discuss your medical history and sedation options to determine which option best suits your unique needs and dental health.
For patients needing several dental procedures to restore a healthy smile, sedation dentistry can allow Dr. Kanning to perform multiple treatments during one visit. If you have been avoiding the dentist due to fear or anxiety, we welcome you and will work with you to help re-establish lasting oral health and a clean, comfortable smile.
Schedule an Appointment
Contact our Lawson dentist office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kanning. Restoring oral health can prevent complex dental problems down the road and is a part of a healthy life. Kanning Dental accepts new patients from Richmond, Lawson, Lathrop, Kearney, Polo and surrounding Missouri communities.