Sedation Dentistry

The idea of undergoing a dental procedure, whether periodontal or implant-related, can invoke anxiety in many. However, with advancements in sedation dentistry, patients can now have a relaxed and virtually pain-free experience. Dr. Dan Thousand and Dr. Katelyn Fleming are adept practitioners who use sedation, ensuring that even the most complex cases are handled with patient comfortability in mind.

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Understanding the Types of Sedation We Offer

  1. Local Anesthesia: This numbs a specific area. The patient remains fully awake but will not feel any pain in the area being treated.
  2. Nitrous Oxide: Commonly known as laughing gas, it helps patients relax during procedures. It is mild and wears off quickly.
  3. Oral Sedation: Administered as a pill, it allows the patient to remain awake but in a deeply relaxed state.
  4. IV Sedation: This sedation is administered through a vein, allowing it to work more rapidly. Patients are in a deeper state of sleep and relaxation, so you can essentially wake up and the procedure will already be done.

The Sedation Process

Upon consultation, our periodontists will evaluate the patient’s health, medical history and the nature of the procedure to recommend the best sedation option. Pre-procedure guidelines are provided to ensure patient safety. During the procedure, vitals are continuously monitored. With their vast experience, they will ensure that the sedation depth is maintained at the optimal level, ensuring maximum patient comfort throughout. Post-procedure, patients might feel a bit groggy. It is mandatory that they have someone drive them to and from home.

Safety and Comfort: A Top Priority

There is a common misconception that sedation is risky. In reality, with the state-of-the-art technology and the expertise of professionals like those at Periodontal Associates, sedation is incredibly safe. Adverse reactions are rare, and patients typically recount their experiences as comfortable and pain-free.

Sedation dentistry has revolutionized the patient experience, turning potentially anxiety-ridden visits into calm, comfortable and painless procedures. At Periodontal Associates, patients can rest easy, knowing they are in the best hands. Schedule your treatment by calling 303-795-5700 and learn about your options for sedation dentistry in Centennial, Colorado.