For some patients, the thought of needles or dental drills is enough to keep them from stepping foot in a dentist’s office. Sedation dentistry, however, can take the stress out of your dental visits, allowing you to get dental treatments to preserve your oral health. Dr. Reed David, an oral sedation dentist in Eagle, CO, offers three methods of sedation dentistry:
- Oral Sedation- Our oral sedation dentist will prescribe medication for you to take before your appointment. You will need to arrange for someone to take you to and from your appointment as the medication will make you sleepy by the time you reach our office.
- Nitrous Oxide- Delivered via a nose mask, this odorless gas delivers a general feeling of well-being within minutes. Our sleep dentist can treat your teeth and gums while you relax comfortably. The effects last only as long as you are wearing the mask.
- Local Anesthetic- Local anesthetic, typically lidocaine, is delivered via injection to a specific area of the mouth to numb the area to be worked on.