Many people have anxiety when they contemplate having dental work performed. Some may even avoid getting the care they need due to this fear or anxiety. At Columbine Creek Dentistry, we want to make dental care comfortable for all our patients. We offer a relaxing atmosphere and a friendly, compassionate team to help put our patients at ease. When that is not enough, we also have sedation dentistry options if you need extra help to relax while we care for your smile.
Oral Conscious Sedation
One option for sedation during dental treatments is oral conscious sedation. This is a good choice for those with moderate or severe dental anxiety or for those who have a long dental procedure ahead of them. We prescribe an oral sedative to take before the procedure that puts the patient into a deep, yet conscious, relaxation.
For mild dental stress, nitrous oxide can provide a calm, relaxed experience. Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide creates a euphoric state during dental treatments. The sedative is mild – the patient is awake and aware the entire process. After the procedure, a few breaths of fresh air will dissipate the effects. This is a good option for those that want a clear head quickly after sedation.
IV Sedation Dentistry
For more invasive dental procedures or for severe anxiety, IV sedation is another option we offer for our patients at Columbine Creek Dentistry. This allows for the deepest relaxation. Patients are in a sleep-like state that allows our team to perform their dental work while the patient feels no stress or anxiety during the procedure.
There is no reason to avoid dental treatments due to anxiety. Contact Columbine Creek Dentistry today to learn more about our sedation dentistry options. Our team will find the right solution to ensure you have a comfortable, relaxing experience when you choose us for your next dental procedure.