At Front Range Smiles, we want each patient we meet to feel comfortable in our office and while receiving treatment. We offer sedation dentistry to help you relax and receive your treatments with ease. Sedation dentistry is available for all our patients, including children and individuals with special needs. Our experienced dentist will work with you to determine which type of sedation is most appropriate for your individual needs. If you have any questions about sedation dentistry in Parker, Colorado, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nathan Cejka, please call our office at 720-851-5020.
Sedation dentistry is an excellent choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment, or who have difficulty receiving treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a special type of medication to help you feel relaxed and calm. There are a variety of different sedation methods available, based on your individual needs, medical and dental history and preferences.
Some of the types of sedation available at our office include:
- Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) – nitrous oxide is a sedative gas mixed with oxygen. Our dentist will provide a mask through which you can inhale, and within a few minutes you will feel relaxed and be able to receive treatment without difficulty. Nitrous oxide is a great choice for managing mild to moderate anxiety and fear. The effects of this type of sedation will wear off within a few minutes after you stop inhaling the gas.
- Oral Sedation – oral sedation involves taking an oral medication shortly before your appointment. By the time you meet with our dentist, you should feel relaxed and calm. If you receive oral sedation, you will need to have someone available to drive you home after your appointment.
- IV sedation – this form of sedation is administered intravenously (through the veins) with a needle. Our dentist can provide your sedation treatment more quickly and easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you remain comfortable. You will need to have someone with you to drive you home and remain with you for a few hours after receiving IV sedation.
- Local anesthesia – local anesthesia may be provided on its own or in combination with another form of sedation. A local anesthetic will help to dull pain in the treatment area to make your experience more comfortable.
- Sedation for children and special needs patients – Dr. Nathan Cejka often provides sedation for children under the age of five or for individuals with special needs, including those with cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, Asperger’s and autism. This allows him to perform the work the patient needs without the patient experiencing distress or fear, or without having difficulty receiving their treatment.
Our team will monitor you closely to ensure your safety and comfort during your treatment.
For more information about sedation dentistry, and to learn how you can benefit from sedation treatments, call our office today.
All services at Front Range Smiles are provided by Board Certified General Dentists.