It is not uncommon for Drs. Joseph O'Leary and Scott Peppler of Meadows Dental Group by Espire in Lone Tree, CO, to consult with patients of all ages with dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is real and can pose a problem for patients who are fearful of visiting the dentist when they need to. Poor oral health can occur when individuals are not attending routine dental visits. Our team is excited to offer several methods of sedation to put both children and adults at ease during their time in the dentist's chair.
What Varieties of Sedation Are Available at Meadows Dental Group by Espire?
Lone Tree, Colorado, area patients interested in our sedation techniques for their next appointment have a couple of options to choose from. Below are the three primary sedation services available for children and adults at our facility:
- Nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that relaxes you and alleviates any fear or worries you may have about your dental appointment. It takes effect almost instantly and wears off within minutes of stopping use.
- IV sedation. Intravenous (IV) sedation is one of the safest types of sedation available for patients in the Lone Tree area. The medication used in this technique works quickly to put you at ease while also keeping you awake but relaxed during treatment. The effects wear off within several hours once stopped.
- Oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation can be effectively used on children as well as adults who suffer from dental anxiety or require extensive dental work completed. The medication used is a small pill that is taken prior to the procedure, and it induces a deep state of relaxation in you during treatment. After a few hours, you are usually able to resume your regular activities without any after-effects from the sedation.
Request a Consultation Appointment To Learn More About Sedation Dentistry Services at Our Practice
If you have any questions about which sedation technique may be best for you, our compassionate and experienced team is happy to help you determine which sedation techniques are available for your dental treatment. To schedule your visit with us at Meadows Dental Group by Espire, call our Lone Tree, CO office today at 303-790-2323.