Our patients notice a difference when they come to Thomas L. Anderson and Associates whether it’s in their first friendly phone call, to their treatment procedure. We’re always striving to exceed your expectations of what excellent dentistry should be. We do this with our strong commitment to genuinely caring for each patient based on what they need and by equipping our office with state-of-the-art technology that’s designed to make your procedure comfortable and stress-free. Here are some of the ways we provide painless dentistry to our patients.
For patients who experience fear or anxiety around coming to their dental appointments, Thomas L. Anderson and Associates offer complementary nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide will help to “take the edge off” so you can relax during any type of procedure, even if you just need a simple cleaning appointment. Nitrous is a gas that enters your system through a mask worn during treatment, and it leaves your body as soon as the mask is taken off. This means you can drive after your appointment and you can resume normal activities. The beauty of Nitrous Oxide sedation is that it truly does help create an effect that makes the patient more relaxed, enabling painless dentistry or close to it. We use a mixture of nitrous and oxygen so that it’s safe to use, and within 2-5 minutes its pain killing and relaxing effects wash over you. The Nitrous Oxide levels can be adjusted as needed during your visit. The effects have been found to relieve pain, anxiety, and even one’s gag reflex. Nitrous is also safe for children.
We try our hardest to make sure our patients are as comfortable as we can possibly make them. We offer an experience that feels more like going to visit a friend’s home than going to some impersonal clinic. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff’s number one concern is the patient and more specifically the comfort and ease that should come with dental care. Even a patient with the most severe dental anxiety can feel right at home after we have dipped their hands in paraffin hand wax, placed them on some relaxing nitrous oxide, and started one of their favorite movies. We believe these types of mental distractions make seemingly painful procedures easier to take.
Upon arrival for your appointment, we take you directly to our paraffin hand waxing station. Paraffin wax is often used in salons to remove dead skin and moisturize your hands. Once removed, your hands are left feeling soft and smooth, with a pleasant scent! The effects of the paraffin wax accomplish more than soft hands, the wax is also commonly used in heat therapy. Effects such as increased blood flow, improved joint stiffness, and reduction in pain makes it great for our patients who suffer from arthritis. There is no better feeling for your dry skin, as this hand dip experience makes you feel pampered all year round!
Each room is equipped with flat screen monitors on our ceiling so you don’t have to struggle to see or hear. We always try to keep an assortment of new releases, classics and music videos from your favorite artists. We also have a wide assortment of the standup comedy videos that will have you laughing all the way through your dental appointment! Once your appointment is over, some patients don’t want to leave until they have finished their movie, but don’t worry, we’ll keep track of where you ended so you can finish up at your next appointment with us! Getting lost in a great story with unique characters can make your appointment time fly by, a distraction we’re all well aware of that lends well to a painless dental experience.
Before you know it, it’ll be time to leave. We’ll thoroughly rinse your mouth and clean up any mess. Our experienced dental team knows that you deserve the best, and we will provide you with the quality service you’re worth. Every time you leave our office you’ll feel great, have soft hands, fresh breath, and a glistening smile!
Thanks to these enjoyable distractions, and specialized pampering, our friendly Kansas City dentist team truly has achieved nearly painless dentistry. We have three convenient locations: Independence, Downtown Kansas City, and the Country Club Plaza. We are always taking new patients and strive to find appointment times that work with even the busiest schedules.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening with any of our skilled dentists at one of our three conveniently located dental office locations within the Kansas City area, including Lee’s Summit / Independence, the Country Club Plaza and Downtown Kansas City. The gentle dentists and expert team at Thomas L. Anderson and Associates look forward to working with you to treat your dental emergency, achieve proper oral health and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions about your dental insurance benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to review your policy! Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and become part of our dental family.