Sedation Dentistry

Are you looking for a sedation dentist in Joplin, MO for general dentistry or periodontal procedures? Set up a consultation with Dr. Gregory Kivett  to find out if you may benefit from some of the minimal or moderate sedation dentistry services we offer! You do not need to avoid going to the dentist just because of a bad experience or fear. Many people who experienced traumatic care as a child or suffered through a painful procedure as an adult avoid going to the dentist and miss the opportunity to get the treatment they need. Whether you need a routine cleaning or a tooth replacement procedure, Dr. Kivett offers sedation dentistry options to make your experience as relaxing and comfortable as possible.

Relieving Your Fear with Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Kivett may recommend sedation dentistry services to ensure that you have a relaxing and positive experience. This is a valuable service for patients who are afraid to visit the dentist or have extensive dental treatment to be done. We offer sedation that can be administered in a variety of ways including oral sedation and nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”). The type of sedation we recommend will depend on the level of anxiety you are experiencing.

Minimal sedation helps to relieve the anxiety you feel before and during your dental procedures. You will still be able to respond verbally and physically to Dr. Kivett’s directions under this type of sedation, but will be very calm and may only remember some parts of the visit.

Moderate sedation, otherwise known as conscious sedation, helps to relax you even more. Under this type of sedation, you will only be able to respond to a larger stimulus around you but are likely to slur your words. Most patients do not remember anything about the procedure under this type of sedation.

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful way to overcome dental anxiety to get you the healthy smile you deserve. Talk with our low anxiety dentist in Joplin, MO to find out if you may benefit from our sedation dentistry services!