Who Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry?

Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?  benefit from sedation dentistry

Anyone who is anxious about visits to the dentist can benefit from sedation dentistry. It is really unfortunate when people are so dental-phobic that they put off getting the treatment they need, because when they do that, the problem is only going to get worse, and the treatment will likely be considerably more expensive than it would have been in the early stages. Thanks to the ways in which you can benefit from sedation dentistry, though, there is no reason to put off a visit to the dentist.

There are several types of sedation dentistry. One of the most common procedures is the use of nitrous oxide, which you may have heard called “laughing gas.” The reality, though, is that the gas does not make you laugh. It just relaxes you to the point where you may not even remember your dental treatment once it is over. You will still be able to communicate with the dentist, though, and control the course of your treatment. Oral sedation is equally common – this is just a pill that you take before your appointment. Your dentist can tell you about other types of sedation dentistry.

Of course there can be other reasons than anxiety that might make you want to consider sedation dentistry. For instance, if you have a disorder like Cerebral Palsy or Parkinson’s Disease that causes you to have difficulty controlling your movements, you can benefit from sedation dentistry. Because you will be very relaxed, you will likely find it easier to control your movements.

Generally, the benefits you get from sedation dentistry will outweigh the down side. You should know, though, that your dental insurer will not likely cover sedation dentistry. Also, you will not be able to drive following your appointment, so you will have to make other arrangements for transportation to and from your dentist’s office.

Contact Our Dentist For Sedation Dentistry in Overland Park

If you are nervous about visiting the dentist, or if it is difficult for you to remain still while in the dentist chair, we can help you to make you feel more comfortable thanks to the benefits from sedation dentistry. Contact us KC Smile to learn more. You can reach us by phone at 913-491-6874, or you can use the convenient form on our Contact Us page. Our office is located at 12850 Metcalf Ave., Ste. 200, Overland Park, KS 66213. To learn more about sedation dentistry, read our sedation dentistry FAQs, learn if you are a candidate, explore the benefits of sedation dentistry, and read an overview about the treatment.


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Jennifer Fisher

I love having a beautiful smile. I think instead of cosmetic dentistry, it should be referred to as “Confidence Dentistry.” When you feel confident with your smile it affects the way you interact with people.” As a former Miss Kansas and TV news anchor, I know with certainty my “Confidence Smile” smile made all the difference. There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not happy that I have beautiful teeth.”

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As Miss Oklahoma USA 2008® Lindsey Jo credits her beautiful smile for being 1st runner up at the 2008 Miss USA®. “Having the extra confidence from every camera angle made all the difference,” says Lindsey Jo. “I don’t think I would have done as well without my beautiful smile. Thank you Dr. Headley!”



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