To help eliminate fear and anxiety as a barrier to the dental treatment our patients need, Arvada Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers sedation and “No Fear Sleep Dentistry”. Dental sedation is a technique that can be used when a patient suffers from dental anxiety or dental phobia. We are happy to offer a number of solutions for our patients to make their dental visit as comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry techniques enable patients – who might otherwise avoid the dentist – to receive dental treatment necessary for a healthy and beautiful smile.
Sedation dentistry also makes the experience easier for those patients who are not afraid, but simply don’t want to be awake for a long procedure. With sedation you can basically fall asleep at the start of the procedure and be woken up when it’s all done (like sleeping through a long airplane flight and waking up when the wheels touch down)!
The experience typically leaves patients feeling more relaxed and comfortable, even after a longer procedure than they would normally be able to sit comfortably for.
Varying Degrees of Sedation Dentistry
Depending on the extent of the anxiety or phobia, varying degrees of dental sedation can be utilized as described below.