Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Sedation Dentistry FAQs Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Dr. Headley at KC Smile in Overland Park, KS encourages our patients to read the sedation dentistry FAQs below. Why? It is amazing just how many people suffer from dental anxiety, and what happens because of it. For instance, a huge number of adults don’t go to the dentist until they require dental intervention – and this means they live in pain and with worsening oral health. We want to see everyone with the healthiest teeth and gums possible, and so we offer sedation dentistry, and the following sedation dentistry FAQs to clarify any questions or concerns.

What, exactly, is sedation dentistry?

This is the biggest question we hear, and as a sedation dentist, Dr. Headley stays up to date on all of the latest technologies. Though our patients can always enjoy knowing that we use pain reducing devices and procedures, they should also understand that we provide both oral sedation and nitrous sedation. Both allow you to remain conscious, but feel no pain or even fear.

Sedation dentistry is a way of providing you with no experience of pain or upset while you get even complex treatments such as root canals. However, if you get so upset about dental care such as cleanings and exams, we are more than happy to provide sedation dentistry then as well.

What if it is about the needles or something specific? Is there sedation for that?

There are so many reasons that people fear dental work that we put every possible pain reducing technique to work. We offer some drill-free options and use a special device known as an anesthetic “wand” to eliminate any experience of pain, but we also encourage patients to request sedation for any treatment that might cause them to skip a cleaning or checkup too.

As your dentist in Overland Park, it is important to us that you get regular care and not just the corrective and restorative treatments we offer. In fact, you can avoid the more complicated and involved remedies by simply using sedation dentistry to have your basic care, cleanings and x-rays handled.

Can sedation dentistry allow multiple treatments at once?

This is an important issue in sedation dentistry FAQs, and the answer is yes. If you would rather have many things done all at one time – the simple truth is that the use of sedation can allow us to get a lot done, and fast!

Contact Us

We hope these sedation dentistry FAQs have answered your biggest questions, but if you have questions about other treatments mentioned, give us a call at our Overland Park, KS office at 913-491-6874. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about sedation dentistry, read our Sedation Dentistry Overview, the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry, Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry and Sedation Dentistry FAQs.

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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.”

Lindsey Jo
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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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