Sedation Dentistry Lafayette, CO

Sedation Dentistry An Overview

Without routine visits to the dentist office, patients can face gum disease, oral cancers, and missing teeth. Dental anxiety is one of the leading factors in poor oral health among adults today. Many patients suffer with complex dental problems that can affect their daily quality of life due to a fear of visiting the dentist. Avoiding the dentist can cause many costly issues down the road. Gum disease treatment and dental implants from missing teeth can cost a person thousands of dollars. The key to addressing your dental anxiety is to discuss your fears with Dr. Tracey Hughes, a Lafayette, CO dentist, so that those fears can be addressed. She provides you with a welcoming, warm, caring and personalized atmosphere in addition to sedation dentistry.

About Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Hughes has been providing Sedation Dentistry for over 12 years, helping patients receive the dental care they need in a comfortable, relaxed manner. Sedation dentistry is a very safe and effective medication that eliminates fear and anxiety when visiting our Lafayette, CO dentist office. It also allows Dr. Hughes to perform more procedures in a single visit, saving the patient time and money.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

  • Enhances effectiveness of anesthetic
  • Decreases gag reflex
  • Alleviates anxiety and fear of dentist
  • Eliminates joint and muscle soreness
  • Enables more treatment to be provided in fewer visits
  • Dentist will be able to get the treatment done in a timelier manor
  • You won’t suffer from painful memories
Beautiful, relaxing office....Soft chair with gentle massage in the back....hand treatment. Can a person look forward to going to the dentist? I actually do!Marilyn K.
Dr. Hughes and her team provide exceptional dental services. They are kind, professional, and a pleasure to be around. Dr. Hughes was able to diagnose underlying issues relating to my oral health and provide me with comprehensive solutions to fix…Mirza P.
Hard to believe - but I love going to the Dentist! The staff are so welcoming and friendly and do everything they can to make the visit pleasant. They know what they're doing and work hard to make sure I…Elizabeth K.

Sedation Dentistry What to Expect

Dr. Hughes offers a safe, judgement free dentist office in the Lafayette, CO area. She will first want to meet with you to get to know you and learn more about your fears. She will ask you many questions to start the process of helping you through the emotional challenges of completing dental care and to gain your trust.

Next, she will prescribe you an anti-anxiety/sedation medication that you will get filled at the pharmacy. She will give you specific instructions on what medication to take and at what time to ensure you will have an extremely safe and comfortable sedation dental experience. You will likely be instructed to take 1 anti-anxiety pill the night before the appointment to help you get a better night sleep.

On the day of your appointment, you will take a 2nd pill exactly one hour before your appointment. After you take the pill, patients will remain conscious but will not feel any pain. You must have a responsible adult escort to and from your appointment as oral medications will impair your ability to drive.

You will need to also bring the remaining pills with you to your appointment so Dr. Hughes can administer them during your visit to achieve the optimal level of sedation for you to comfortably complete your dental care in the most relaxed state. After your appointment, you will be driven home to rest and should wake up with very little memory of even being in the dentist office!

Sedation Dentistry changes people’s lives!

Watch this video of one of Dr. Hughes patient’s life changing experiences:

Dr. Tracey Hughes

Why choose Boulder Valley Dental Center?

Dr. Tracey Hughes and the dedicated team at Boulder Valley Dental Center provide personalized dental care in Louisville, CO. Dr. Hughes is an experienced dentist who remains committed to continuing education in order to ensure the highest standard of care for your oral health needs and cosmetic goals. Dr. Hughes is trained in the LANAP procedure and offers comprehensive care for complex problems including gum disease.

Relationship dentistry is the hallmark of our practice where we place great emphasis on getting to know and understand our patients as a member of our extended family. We have designed our dental office to be welcoming, relaxing and a place that you look forward to visiting as you maintain, restore or enhance your natural smile.