Types of Sedation Dentistry
Dr. Stubbs provides sedation dentistry in Lone Tree, Colorado and the surrounding Denver areas to help alleviate patient anxiety and provide a pain free dental experience. If you are fearful of dental treatment or dreading your next root canal, we offer three great options to enhance your dental experience.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas”, is a mild form of sedation that is delivered with a mixture of oxygen through a nose mask, as the patient breathes in and out normally. When the procedure is over, the nitrous oxide gas is turned off but oxygen will continue to flow through the mask for 3 to 5 minutes so that the gas is flushed from the system. Nitrous is safe to use during treatment and once the gas is turned off, it is completely out of the body. There are no lingering effects.
Oral Sedation: For patients who want to feel relaxed without having an IV needle placed in their arm, pills are taken orally. Oral sedation is used to relieve light to severe fear and anxiety in patients and can help you to achieve a very relaxed state during the dental procedures.
IV Sedation: We work with a team of nurse anesthetists, with more than 25 years experience, to provide sedation with medications through an IV in your arm. The nurse anesthetist continuously monitors your blood pressure, heart rate and blood oxygen levels allowing our endodontist to provide excellent root canal treatment.
Sedation dentistry is critical for patients who have anxiety about receiving dental care. Don’t let fear get in the way of your perfect smile!
Andrew Stubbs, DMD is a specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists. He is a graduate of Boston University and maintains an ecofriendly dental practice in Lone Tree, CO. Dr. Stubbs specializes in root canal treatment and provides sedation dental treatment for patients from all over the Denver area.