Dental care should not be stressful or cause anxiety, yet many people avoid the dentist for these reasons. Our caring dental team at Restore Dental considers our patients’ comfort a priority. We provide a relaxing environment with amenities to help every patient feel at ease. We also offer sedation dentistry at our clinic in Highlands Ranch for those with dental anxiety or who are undergoing more invasive procedures.
Fear of needles or dental work are common issues. If you dread the dentist due to a fear or bad prior experience, you may avoid obtaining the dental care you need for optimal dental health. Other issues like a sensitive gag reflex can also make dental work uncomfortable. Sedation dentistry allows you to relax comfortably during your dental treatment with little to no stress.
Oral Conscious Sedation
If you have moderate to severe anxiety, oral conscious sedation may be right for you. It is also an option for those who are having an invasive or long dental procedure performed, allowing them to drift off while our dental team performs their treatment. This sedation method uses an oral sedation medication that you take before your procedure. You will be conscious, but in a very relaxed state with no worries or concerns during your visit. This sedation does take time to wear off, so you will need someone to escort you home after your appointment.
A mild and safe sedation option is nitrous oxide. Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is inhaled through a nasal mask during your treatment to keep you in a mild state of euphoria. Nitrous oxide has been used safely for decades, even with children who need help holding still and relaxing during dental visits.
If you are anxious during dental visits, sedation dentistry could be the solution to help ease your stress. Contact us at Restore Dental to learn more about the sedation options we have available at our dental center in Highlands Ranch, CO.