Sedation Dentistry in the Mission and Overland Park, KS area.

We use advanced sedation dentistry for a wide variety of in-house services. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable, calm and relaxed through any dental treatment or dental procedure. Our team will work closely with you to assess what fears you may have and determine a treatment option that feels comfortable for you.

The Purpose of Dental Sedation

Dental sedation refers to medicine that is designed to reduce physical pain associated with treatment or to reduce anxiety and help you feel more relaxed while dental work is being completed. This makes the experience more pleasant and ensures our staff can perform their duties more effectively. We offer dental sedation in laughing gas, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation.

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  • Is IV sedation safe?

    Yes! IV sedation is one of the safest forms of sedation as we can quickly tailor the medications to each patient’s level. We offer IV sedation to healthy individuals with no major health conditions. It is important to note that you will need a driver to and from your appointment as it is not safe to operate machinery following IV sedation. If you are curious if you are eligible for IV sedation, contact our office and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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  • What is laughing gas and what does it do?

    Laughing gas is Nitrous Oxide and is commonly used as a local sedation method. It’s colorless and odorless and its usefulness stems from its ability to quickly work and safely reverse its affects. It is a widely considered safe dental sedation method.

  • What types of sedation can I receive?

    At keith + associates dentistry, we use 3 types of sedation – nitrous, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.

    Nitrous (Laughing Gas)

    An easy sedation technique involving nitrous oxide gas that is pumped into a patient’s nose to inhale.

    Effects:

    • A sense of calm
    • Reduced feeling of many sensations
    • Reduces pain and anxiety
    • Short-acting sedation

    Post-Effects:

    • Still able to drive home
    • Normal feeling shortly after procedure

    Oral Conscious Sedation

    A deeper form of sedation that give patients more of a fuzzy memory of the appointment.

    Effects:

    • Awake and responsive, but the world seems blurry
    • Results in a “very sleepy” feeling
    • Feels no pain or sensations

    Precautions:

    • Must have a driver
    • Must fast the night before

    IV Sedation

    This is the safes method of sedation because the medications can be tailored to each patient’s own levels extremely quickly

    Effects:

    • Deep sedation (Almost asleep)
    • Able to breathe on your own
    • Likely to not remember the procedure
    • Able to respond to commands but unaware of procedure happening

    Precautions:

    • Must have a driver
    • Must fast the night before

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental sedation and the procedures used by keith + associates dentistry, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.