Enjoy Sedation Dentistry at Our Dental Practice to Relieve Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety and phobia are not uncommon in patients of all ages. If you fear the dentist and are overdue for dental work, it is in your best interest to work with a dentist in the Wichita, Kansas, area that offers sedation dentistry in the office. Sedation dentistry uses unique sedatives to relax patients before and during their dental appointment so they are comfortable from start to finish. We offer a few different types of dental sedation at Dugan Family Dentistry. We encourage you to learn more about the options available to you to make an educated decision on the best course of action during your next appointment.

What Types of Sedation are Available at Dugan Family Dentistry?

  • Nitrous oxide sedation–patients with mild anxiety or dental phobia can use nitrous oxide sedation. This sedation method, sometimes referred to as laughing gas, can make patients feel relaxed in the dental chair as our team of professionals completes their work. It is a gas administered through the nose and eliminated by administering oxygen after the procedure.
  • Oral sedation dentistry– another option is oral sedation, used for dental anxiety that often keeps patients from completing necessary dental work. This method of sedation uses an oral sedative taken before the appointment, so patients need to arrange transportation both to and from the office if they are taking oral sedation medications.
  • IV sedation­– individuals with more severe anxieties may benefit from IV sedation, administered directly into the bloodstream with an IV injection.

Which One is Right for Me?

Finding a dental sedation method that meets your needs and helps reduce your anxiety and fear is essential. During a consultation appointment with Dr. Steve Dugan, patients can connect with our team to find out more about each option available and decide which is most appropriate for the patient’s anxiety levels. Call (316) 669-4838 to speak to our front office team and schedule an appointment at Dugan Family Dentistry at 7405 West Central Avenue in Wichita, Kansas. The office is currently open to new patients and provides a wide array of services to patients under one roof!