New Patients & Emergency
At Green Dental Care, we understand that not everyone enjoys going to the dentist. In fact, close to 50% of Americans avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety. Unfortunately, this often leads to larger and more expensive emergencies, such as sudden infection/swelling, painful throbbing toothaches, and severe zinging to hot/cold & broken teeth.
New Patients & Emergency
Sedation dentistry may alleviate some of the anxiety experienced by patients who avoid dentists like the plague. Sedation can be used for a variety of operations ranging from serious surgery to a simple dental cleaning. Its use is determined by the degree of the fear. Medication is used in sedation dentistry to assist patients relax during dental operations. It’s also known as “sleep dentistry,” though that’s not fully accurate. With the exception of those under general anesthesia, patients are normally awake.
Oral sedation is given in tablet form and allows the patient to experience no pain or discomfort. It may take some time to become effective and many hours to totally wear off. You will require assistance traveling home.
Laughing Gas is another name for Nitrous Oxide. It is breathed through a small cannula inserted under the nose. Nitrous has the advantage of acting faster and fading off virtually immediately.
IV Sedation is the most powerful kind of sedation used for operations. The IV provides for more control over the patient’s degree of comfort as well as meticulous monitoring of the patient’s vitals. The IV permits the medicine to be administered straight into the bloodstream, allowing the sedative to take action gradually. Patients typically have no recollection of the treatment. The patient will require assistance getting up and returning home.
We take pride in helping our patients get the treatment they need without any fear of anxiety. Check out what our patients have to say about Sedation Dentistry in Parker CO. If you need extensive dental work and think sedation may be a fit for you, please feel free to schedule a consultation.
There are a few things to remember before and after your dental sedation appointment. Dr. Chris Green, the best dentist in Parker CO, shares pre and post op instructions.
Any patient who is healthy, and does not have any medical issues that may utilize sedation dentistry at Green Dental Care. Contact our sedation dentist in Parker CO for any questions today!
Those with dental anxiety and overall nervousness, a strong gag reflex, need increased comfortability during long procedures, or a low pain threshold may choose sedation dentistry.
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.
Contact our practice right away! Dr. 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.
Teeth cleanings and oral exams are a critical part of preventive dentistry at Green Dental Care. We recommend that you have a teeth cleaning and oral exam every six months to ensure that your smile is as healthy as possible.
During routine appointments, one of our dental hygienists will examine your mouth to identify any areas of concern, which Dr. Green may wish to examine in further detail. Then, they will professional-grade tools to clean, buff, and polish your teeth.
Dr. Green will perform a comprehensive oral exam and evaluation. X-rays may be recommended every 12 months, or if you’re a new patient. This helps us detect any early signs of oral cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, and other common dental health issues. With regular, six-month oral exams and teeth cleanings, you can ensure that your mouth remains healthy, and prevent the development of common oral health issues like cavities and gingivitis.
Dental sealants are a great way to fight back against cavities. Sealants consist of a liquid-based plastic resin, which is applied to your rear molars after your teeth cleaning. This liquid hardens into a plastic barrier that prevents oral bacteria, acid, and sugar from directly contacting your teeth and forming cavities. When properly applied, sealants can last up to 10 years or longer.
Fluoride treatments consist of a highly-concentrated gel or liquid that is painted onto your teeth in order to help remineralize “soft spots” where your enamel has become weak due to minor tooth decay. Fluoride helps strengthen your enamel and can prevent these soft spots from turning into cavities, which may require restorative treatment like a filling or crown.