Dental fear and anxiety is common in patients of all ages, but if your dental fear is affecting your dental health, it’s time for you to learn about sedation dentistry. Evergreen Dental Group offers nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Depending on your level of need on the day of surgery as well as the complexity and length of the procedure you are undergoing, your dentist will make a recommendation for what type of sedation will be most beneficial for you.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide helps patients with mild to moderate levels of anxiety relax before minor procedures. You breathe the gas in through a small nasal mask, and its effects take over almost immediately. The relaxing effects of nitrous oxide also wear off as soon as the mask is removed, allowing you to resume your day without any lasting grogginess.
Oral conscious sedation is administered in pill form. You take it about an hour before your appointment -- plan for someone to drive you to the dentist’s office, because you will be completely relaxed by the time you settle into the chair. You remain conscious throughout your time under oral conscious sedation, but you may not remember the details of your procedure.
IV Sedation is reserved for patients with significant fear or for those undergoing longer procedures in a single appointment. The sedative is administered directly into the bloodstream, and is easily adjusted throughout treatment to ensure you receive the appropriate dosage for maximum comfort.
Patients from Evergreen and surrounding Golden, Idaho Springs, Conifer, and Bailey are invited to contact us to benefit from calm, relaxing dentistry.