Dental Sedation

Does the thought of the dentist make you nervous?

At Green Dental Care, we understand that not everyone enjoys going to the dentist. It can be a difficult experience, particularly if you have dental anxiety, or are having a procedure like a root canal. Dr. Christopher Green is dedicated to the comfort of all of his patients, which is why we offer sedation dentistry at our practice, serving Parker, Franktown, and Elizabeth.

Who Can Be Sedated At The Dentist?

Any patient who is healthy, and does not have any medical issues that may contraindicate sedation can be sedated at Green Dental Care. A few of the most common reasons that patients choose to be sedated include:

  • Dental anxiety and nervousness – Dental anxiety affects many people, and sedation can help reduce your consciousness level, making you feel more comfortable and safe at the dentist.
  • Strong gag reflex – A strong gag reflex can make it difficult to perform operations in the rear molars, but sedation can help reduce the sensitivity of the gag reflex.
  • Comfort during long procedures – If you have difficulties sitting still for a long period of time, or are having multiple complex procedures performed, sedation can help keep you comfortable.
  • Low pain threshold – Sedation is helpful if you are extremely sensitive to the vibration and sensation of dental drills, or know that you have a very low pain tolerance.

What Kinds Of Sedation Are Available At Green Dental Care?

The most common type of sedation is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. It’s delivered using a mask, and it provides patients with a feeling of giddiness and euphoria, with minimal side effects. It wears off after about 5 minutes, and does not affect your ability to drive, so this is typically the best choice for many folks with dental anxiety.

Oral sedation is also available. This pill-based form of sedation is prescribed to you by Dr. Green, and taken about an hour before your procedure. Usually, you’ll be given a drug like Valium or Halcion.

These drugs reduce your level of consciousness, to such an extent that you may even fall asleep during your procedure. The primary drawback of this is that you cannot drive after your procedure.

Other forms of sedation offered by Green Dental Care include IV sedation and general anesthesia, but these are usually only required for extremely complex dental surgeries.

Interested In Sedation At The Dentist? Contact Green Dental Care Right Away!

At our practice, Dr. Christopher Green always places the comfort of his patients above all else. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry services. We want you to feel safe, and to have peace of mind at the dentist.

If you want to learn more about sedation dentistry and your options at Green Dental Care, please contact us right away at 720-845-5252 for an appointment. We’d also be happy to talk to you in person. You can come to our office at 19551 Hess Road, Suite 100, Parker, CO 80134.