Everything You Need to Know About Sedation Dentistry

What is sedation dentistry? What sedation dentistry looks like

If you suffer from dental anxiety, chances are you’ve heard about sedation dentistry.

This treatment might be the best way to get the care you need. But before you make an appointment, chances are you have a few questions.

Here’s everything you need to know about sedation dentistry.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

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Sedation dentistry helps people receive necessary dental care in the most comfortable and relaxed manner.

It uses safe and effective medications to make dental procedures easier for patients.

These sedatives help you feel completely at ease. They eliminate anxieties so that no matter your previous experience, you can get a beautiful smile.

Dentists use multiple methods of sedation, but at Boulder Valley Dental Center, we recommend oral sedation. You simply take a pill the night before and day of your appointment.

You then have your treatment as scheduled — without the worry.

Who is Sedation Dentistry for? 

Sedation dentistry works for a variety of people.

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Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

The answer here is an emphatic yes!

At Boulder Valley Dental Center I’ve seen sedation dentistry transform the lives of hundreds of patients. 

Many of my patients had been avoiding the dentist for years, but sedation helped them get through their fear to receive the care they needed.

It also helps people who have had trouble getting numb in the past get treatment without feeling a thing.

What are the Benefits?

Besides the obvious, oral sedation dentistry has a number of benefits.

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Oral sedation is completely safe.

The medication used has a very high therapeutic index. That means it takes just a small dose to be effective but would take a ton to be dangerous.

You can also be confident knowing only experienced dental professionals will guide you through sedation. I’ve been providing oral sedation at Boulder Valley Dental for over 12 years. When you want to relax, it helps to have someone with that experience handling the details.

Some medical conditions make sedation inadvisable. But your dentist will review your medical records to be sure you’re a good candidate so you have nothing to worry about.

Does Sedation Dentistry Hurt?

Not at all!

When sedated you’ll be conscious but deeply relaxed. The special medication ensures that you feel nothing during your appointment.

And because we’ll talk about clear communication beforehand, you know we’ll always be on the same page.

How Do I Find a Sedation Dentist Near Me?

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Not every dentist offers sedation. When searching for an office, make sure their website and reviews mention sedation dentistry.

If you’re in the Denver/Louisville, CO area, give us a call at Boulder Valley Dental Center. We’d love to hear your questions and share how we can help you love your smile.

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