Take Control of Dental Anxiety

If you suffer from any level of dental anxiety, we want you to know that you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia that prevents them from seeking the oral healthcare they need. We want you to know that all of your questions and concerns will be addressed and taken seriously, and we will never begin dental treatment without your full understanding and agreement.

Our team is gentle and compassionate to ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable in our customer care. If you need a little extra help relaxing or committing to treatment plan, we are happy to offer oral sedation options to help you get the dental care you need, comfortably. Imagine having all your dental work done in a single appointment, that only felt like a few minutes!

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is commonly known as laughing gas and is the safest and most widely used form of sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide gas is administered through a small face mask that fits comfortably over your nose and mouth. You will breathe in through the nasal mask, a combination of nitrous and oxygen. The gas smells and tastes slightly sweet, and you will quickly begin to feel very relaxed.

The effects are fast acting, and the level of nitrous can be easily adjusted. Nitrous is great for dental patients with mild to moderate anxiety, for routine appointments or complex procedures. One of the best things about nitrous oxide sedation is that the effects wear off quickly, within five minutes of regular breathing. This means you are free to drive yourself home with no residual effects.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation uses an oral sedative (prescription oral medication) in combination with nitrous oxide to help patients relax in the dental chair. Oral conscious sedation is a heavier type of sedation that leaves anxious patients with little to no memory of their dental procedure. Oral conscious sedation is different than a general anesthetic, as you will be awake and able to breathe and speak on your own.

A pre-sedation appointment is required to gather important information including health history regarding vital signs and respiratory health. Your sedative prescription will be given at this appointment, as well as any prescriptions needed for after treatment. Oral conscious sedation requires patients have a physical exam from a primary care physician that is less than a year old.

This form of deep sedation requires transportation to and from the appointment.

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Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth colored fillings might just be the greatest thing since sliced bread. Pretty much everyone will need at least one cavity filled in their life, but no one wants a glaring dark spot on their tooth when they open their mouth.Traditional metal fillings are not only unsightly but typically contain trace amounts of mercury, which we now know to be quite toxic to the human body. Not to mention, metal fillings tend to expand and contract with temperature changes, causing them to crack and break.

Thankfully, we now use a tooth colored resin to stop decay and fill cavities. Tooth colored fillings are completely safe and natural looking and can withstand temperature changes without losing their integrity.

If you have a cavity that needs to be filled, let our outstanding McPherson dental team be the one to restore your healthy smile – naturally!

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