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By Ted O. Mason, D.D.S.
June 26, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Sedation Dentistry  
sedation dentistryAre you a fan of going to the dentist office? You can be honest; typically, patients don’t like visiting the dentist. Why is that? Patients are mostly afraid of a dentist finding a cavity. But visiting the dentist is key to maintaining clean and healthy teeth and gums.
 
To calm our patients’ nerves, we provide sedation dentistry.
 

Sedation Dentistry Relaxes Restless Nerves

You may confuse sedation treatment with anesthesia, but the two have different purposes. Sedation relaxes patients’ nerves—it’s like calming the butterflies in your stomach. On the other hand, local anesthetic blocks pain and is typically used during restorative treatments:
  • Fillings
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental implants
  • Crown placement
 

Is Sedation Dentistry in Wichita Only Used During Advanced Dental Treatments? 

Sedation can be administered during advanced procedures, but you can also get one during a regular dental checkup and cleaning. As long as you are able to have sedation, we can provide it during any treatment.
 
The levels of sedation vary. Please consult with one of our Wichita dental staff to find out which sedation dentistry options are available. Call (316) 685-5321 for more information. 
Wichita Cosmetic DentistDo you ever wonder what you will look like in the future? Of course, it would be nice to see how your physical appearance changes. When it comes to your teeth, it’s simple to see what your teeth will look like after a cosmetic treatment, before undergoing it. With digital imaging, Dr. Ted Mason, Wichita dentist, can show you what your new smile could look like before a procedure is started.
 

Digital Imaging and Its Advantages

 
People tend to get a little nervous when they hear “treatment” or “procedure” because sometimes it’s an irreversible process. People can tell you what the results will be like, but it’s better to see it beforehand. That is why your Wichita dentist installed digital imaging to reveal procedure results before they start.
 
The process is simple. We take a picture of your smile and digitally retouch it using dental imaging software. In most cases, we use digital imaging to show how our cosmetic services, such as veneers, will improve your smile.
 
Our dental technology stands apart from other practices, and we hope patients will feel more confident with their procedures beforehand. If you have any concerns regarding treatment outcomes, talk to your Wichita dentist. Dr. Mason can walk you through the treatment process. If you have any questions, you can post them below in the comment section.