Dental anxiety is common and causes many patients to postpone or not seek treatment at all. At Front Range Smiles, we know there’s no reason for anyone to be uncomfortable in the dental chair. With our caring dental team, the latest technology, and sedation dentistry, patients in Parker, Aurora, and surrounding communities know they can turn to us for comfortable, stress-free care.
Dr. Amber Schmidt offers two types of dental sedation, and she will help you choose which is right for your needs.
Nitrous oxide is a gas that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a nasal mask. It delivers calming relaxation and feelings of well-being throughout your appointment.
When we finish your procedure, we switch to pure oxygen that you inhale for several minutes to clear your head, so you can leave our office feeling refreshed and relaxed. Since the effects of nitrous wear off quickly, you can drive yourself home safely from your appointment.
If you require a deeper level of sedation than nitrous oxide alone delivers, ask Dr. Schmidt about oral conscious sedation. Our Parker sedation dentist will prescribe a calming medication that you should take an hour before your appointment.
You will already feel relaxed when you arrive and will remain comfortable throughout your procedure. Oral sedatives take longer to leave your system than nitrous oxide, so you will need a friend or family member to get you safely to and from your appointment.
Most importantly, our experienced dental team excels at helping our patients relax. Many who have request sedation at their first visit quickly realize that with our caring and friendly approach, they don’t really need it.