Say Goodbye to Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry
Dental anxiety is a common problem shared by children and adults alike. The mere thought of seeing a dentist produces fear, stress, and anxiety, making people avoid dental visits. Sedation dentistry offers a “cure” for dental anxiety by helping people relax for dental treatments. You can come to High Forest Dental for sedation dentistry services if you live in Littleton, Colorado, or nearby communities.
About Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry makes use of medication to provide anxiety-free treatments. This medication comes in the form of:
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which is mixed with oxygen in accordance with the guidelines for nitrous oxide dose in dentistry. The gas is inhaled through a mask to help you relax during your treatment. As the effects of the gas wear off quickly, you can drive yourself home after your procedure.
Oral conscious sedation is a pill you take approximately one hour before your treatment. This pill produces drowsiness, so you feel calm and relaxed during treatment. As the effects tend to linger, you will need a ride to and from your appointment.
IV sedation is administered intravenously and starts to work quickly. It’s stronger than nitrous oxide or conscious sedation and is generally reserved for complex dental treatments like surgery. You may fall asleep during treatment and may not remember your procedure afterward.
Depending on your treatment, Dr. Allison Brown may combine sedation with anesthesia for relaxing, painless dentistry procedures.
Stress-Free Visits through Sedation Dentistry
By relieving stress, anxiety, and fear, sedation dentistry makes it easier for patients with dental phobia to receive regular dental care to improve their oral health. Sedation dentistry:
- Relieves stress and tension in the dental chair so patients can have relaxing dental visits
- Makes it easier for dentists to perform multiple or complex treatments
- Minimizes the gag reflex patients often feel during procedures
- Enables your Littleton, Colorado dentist to work more effectively and finish quicker
Say goodbye to dental anxiety and hello to quality dental care with sedation dentistry. To learn more about our sedation dental treatments, contact Dr. Allison Brown from High Forest Dental, Littleton, CO, at (303) 951-3717.