Don’t Let Dental Fear Hold You Back
Over 40 million Americans experience some degree of dental fear or anxiety that prevents them from getting the quality care they need. This fear can be from a variety of reasons, such as bad dentist experiences in the past, a sensitive gag reflex, or a dislike of the sounds and smells of dental tools and procedures. However, putting your dental care off is never a good thing as problems will likely get worse the longer they are ignored. At Cheyenne Mountain Dental Group, we offer advanced sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, to allow you to receive the dental care you need with minimal anxiety. We can perform limited conscious sedation (you are awake during the treatments) and moderate conscious sedation (you are asleep during the treatments).
Sedation Options Available
Local AnestheticA numbing agent used to block feelings of pain or discomfort from a treatment site. After this is applied, you may feel just a slight pressure during your procedure, but pain is virtually eliminated.
Oral SedationTaken as a pill before treatment, this form of limited conscious sedation will make you feel sleepy and relaxed during your procedure. You may have a slight amnesia after the sedation wears off, making you likely to not remember much of the procedure.
Nitrous OxideCommonly known as “laughing gas,” this is a fast-acting limited conscious sedation option. During treatment you will wear a mask that allows you to inhale the gas. You will feel relaxed and calm, but be able to respond to commands without difficulty.
IV SedationOur strongest form of sedation, IV sedation is performed by Dr. Stephen Davis and administered intravenously. This is moderate conscious sedation and you will likely be asleep for the entire procedure, not remembering any details of the treatment afterward.
The Wand® Anesthesia Delivery
One of the more common fears many people have of the dentist is the fear of needles. To treat this fear, we have invested in The Wand®, a computer assisted anesthesia system. This advanced technology allows us to administer an appropriate dose of anesthetic to the treatment site with minimal anxiety and discomfort. The Wand uses a much smaller needle, and with the help of a computer, gives just enough anesthetic to numb only the treatment site. This will allow you to leave our office with no residual numbness.
Trust Our Caring Team
Our team wants you to feel comfortable when you come in for your dental treatments. Sedation dentistry helps patients relax and receive the treatments they need without the fear. Many of our patients report a higher level of comfort and an improved patient experience after receiving sedation. Our doctors are skilled in administering and monitoring patients while they are sedated and Dr. Davis has advanced training specifically in IV sedation.