Kenneth L Andow, DDS PC | Sedation Dentistry in Centennial

Kenneth L. Andow, D.D.S., P.C.

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9025 East Mineral Circle, Suite 101, Centennial, Colorado 80112

Sedation Dentistry

 

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If you avoid visits to the dentist because of anxiety, discomfort at long appointments, lack of time for multiple procedures, or because you don’t respond well to numbing or you gag easily, sedation dentistry may be the answer for you. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience when receiving dental treatment. It would enable you to receive needed dental care while avoiding the common apprehension known as dental phobia. About 30% of the population avoids the dentist due to this anxiety. This all-too-common dental phobia prevents people from receiving necessary routine dental care, potentially compromising the health and function of their mouth and smile.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedative drugs. Sedative drugs (tranquillizers, depressants, anti-anxiety medications, nitrous oxide, etc.) can be administered in a variety of ways. Traditionally, intravenous (IV) sedation and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) were predominantly used to sedate a dental patient. Today, sedation dentistry has evolved to be even more conducive to a relaxing experience. Patients have alternatives to the traditional modalities of inhalation (nitrous oxide) and IVs, such as those offering a "no needle” (no injection) approach that many people find more appealing. This "no needle" method is called oral conscious sedation.

 
 
 
 
Centennial Dentist | Sedation Dentistry. Ken Andow is a Centennial Dentist.