Sedation dentistry is tailored to your specific needs and preferences. It may involve an oral medication that you take at home or in our office before treatment, or it may be something as simple as the consistent delivery of nitrous oxide while you get a deep cleaning or have a cavity filled. Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, works by relaxing the central nervous system while simultaneously increasing your pain threshold. We may still use a local anesthetic for dental treatments, but the sedative will maximize its effects, making your dental visits far more pleasant than you might imagine. When you’re relaxed, we can work more efficiently, and sedation dentistry enables you to sit in the treatment chair longer. It is an excellent way to accomplish major dental work in a single visit, saving you time and money.

 

Reasons Patients Choose Sedation Dentistry

 

Dental anxiety is common, particularly if there is worry about upcoming procedures. A sleep dentist can place you into a relaxed state during the dental procedure. The use of sedatives usually relieves stress and anxiety and transforms the dental appointment into a more pleasant experience. Many patients who need dental work seek out a sleep dentist for a variety of reasons, such as:

 

  • Severe gag reflex 
  • Phobia of needles
  • Fear of dental drills
  • Concerns about anticipated discomfort
  • Anxiety over prior traumatic dental experiences

 

Dental sedation also causes short-term amnesia, so you will not remember your dental treatment. This is particularly beneficial if you have an intense phobia of dental procedures. In fact, many people find that the use of sedation eases their fears naturally over time. Some even lose the need for sedation altogether.  

 

Contact Us Today

 

To learn more about sedation dentistry in Eagle, CO and find out if you are an ideal candidate, contact Dr. Reed David today at 970-328-7304 to schedule a no-obligation consultation.