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We Offer Comfortable Care Using IV Sedation

February 10, 2021
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Did you know that our office is one of the only general dental offices in the Kansas City, MO, community that provides IV sedation? With this advanced calming option, we help people with dental anxiety or those undergoing oral surgical procedures remain calm and comfortable, enjoying their time in the office. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss this calming solution!

When You Benefit From Dental Sedation

We may suggest this for a number of reasons. For example, if you or a member of your family has dental anxiety, then this option could make undergoing minor or extensive procedures a comfortable experience. We don’t want your fears regarding dental visits to stand between you and the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. Calming agents could also help those with developmental issues and other complications that make undergoing care an uncomfortable process. Finally, we may suggest this for those undergoing oral surgical procedures, such as tooth extraction, jawbone grafting, or dental implant placement.

The IV Process

The sedation will be administered via an IV, offering the deepest level of sedation possible. You will have little to no memory of the procedure, and a trained anesthesiologist will be on hand to monitor you throughout the process. We keep a close eye on your vitals, and since the effects will take time to wear off, you may need a friend or family member to bring you home. We also have other options, such as nitrous oxide and oral sedation, which offer a calm, relaxed state but enable you to remain conscious and respond to the dentist if necessary. Depending on the the option we use, you may even be able to return to school or work afterward.


Following your procedure, we will provide any aftercare instructions, this includes directions to avoid complications or prescribe options for any necessary medications. We will likely see you in a follow-up visit to remove any sutures if necessary, and make sure the portion of your smile treated is healing without complication. Remember, we could use this for minor options like cleanings or filling placement, or to provide comfort for those receiving dental implants or having their wisdom teeth removed. If you have any questions about how we use sedation to offer a relaxed experience for our patients, or about any treatment options we may provide, then contact our team today. We’re ready to help you enjoy your best possible smile!

Do You Have Any Questions About Our Calming Options?

We want to help our anxious patients feel calm and relaxed when they finally see us for care. To learn more about how we secure your comfort during your visit, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.