Sedation Dentist – Littleton, CO

Calming Nerves For Successful & Relaxing Appointments

Dental patients who could use a little help relaxing in the dental chair can rejoice when they visit our dental office. We are pleased to offer sedation dentistry — a method of administering medication during dental treatment to help you rest and relax throughout the process. From light to more significant, there are a few sedation dentistry options available. Keep reading to find out how it works, and which method from our sedation dentist in Little, CO may be best for you.

Why Choose Blue Sage Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Calming Approach by Caring Dental Team
  • Comfortable Dental Office That Welcomes Patients
  • Treats Patients of All Ages

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Patient holding an oral conscious dental sedation pill

Patients who experience dental phobia or anxiety, those who have sensitive teeth, gums, or gag reflexes, and those who wish to complete several procedures in a single visit, may want to consider oral conscious sedation. By taking a sedative pill at a predetermined time before their appointment, patients achieve a heightened state of relaxation and reduced pain and sensitivity during treatment. Due to the long-lasting effects of oral conscious sedation, patients should plan to have a trusted friend or family member escort them to and from our dental office.

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Patient receiving nitrous oxide dental sedation

Nitrous oxide, a.k.a. laughing gas, is something you breathe in through a small face mask. It is placed over your nose a few minutes before the treatment and removed soon after it is complete. Nitrous oxide will usually make you feel light and tingly — and maybe even like you are happy to be at the dentist’s office.

You do not need to prepare anything to have a treatment with nitrous oxide. And because the effects wear off almost as soon as the mask is removed, you can drive yourself away from the dental office and resume your usual activities right away.

Other Ways to Help Dental Anxiety

Fearful patient covering mouth

Nitrous oxide and/or oral conscious sedation can help you to relax in the dental chair, but there are a few other ways to ease anxiety or fear of the dentist. If you dread having your teeth looked at, try the following:

  • Talk to us about your anxiety — especially if you know of anything that we could do that would help you to relax.
  • Learn everything you can about the procedure that you are undergoing. Often, the key to easing fear is just removing the mystery.
  • Find out what caused the anxiety to develop in the first place. Was it a bad experience you had as a kid? Identifying the root can help you find coping skills or techniques for overcoming the fear.
  • Ask plenty of questions throughout the process.
  • Don’t forget that you are seeking the necessary care for your healthy, long-lasting smile!

We Can Help You Relax

Woman smiling in dental chair

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a scary process — especially when you visit someone who offers sedation dentistry in Ken Caryl. To learn more about your options or to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact Blue Sage Dental today.