Sedations

Your Comfort is Our Priority

sedationWhile we go out of our way to provide a comfortable environment and treat our patients with compassion, we realize that some patients will still be fearful of sitting in the dental chair. To help relieve discomfort during dental procedures, we administer a local anesthetic to numb the treatment areas, but many anxious patients need something stronger to help them relax, and that’s why we offer nitrous oxide.

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a safe and effective anesthetic that is administered through a breathing mask placed over the nose. Mixed with oxygen, nitrous oxide produces warm, euphoric feelings, helps you relax, and eliminates pain. Nitrous oxide is a highly-controllable type of anesthetic, as it takes effect within a couple of minutes of being administered, and the effects wear off within five minutes of removing the breathing apparatus. Once the gas wears off, you will experience no hangover effect as you would with anti-anxiety medications, and you can even drive yourself home after your dental procedure.

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Ask About Dental Sedation

If you’re anxious about your dental treatment, then speak with Dr. Meilink about the benefits of dental sedation. To schedule a consultation, call Dental Smilemakers at 816-436-8949. Located in Kansas City, MO, we serve the residents of Gladstone, Smithville, Tiffany Springs, Parkville, Liberty, and all surrounding Northland communities. We also service the North Kansas City, Parkhill, Smithville, Platte City, and Liberty school districts.