Going to the dentist can be a harrowing experience for a lot of people. In fact, dental anxiety is such a common phenomenon that it affects three in four adults across the country. At Magna Family Dental Studio in Highlands Ranch, we aim to bring you a relaxing dental experience and we do so by offering several sedation options.
How Do I Know if I Need Sedation?
If you have extreme anxiety about visiting the dentist and your fears have gotten in the way of a dental procedure, then sedation might be the option for you. Another common sign that you might require sedation is if you are one of the many people who actively avoid visiting the dentist out of fear or anxiety.
Oral sedation involves the use of sedatives taken by mouth which are given to you some time before your procedure. Oral sedatives usually take between 30 minutes to two hours to take effect.
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IV sedation (or intravenous sedation) involves putting sedative substances directly into your bloodstream. These sedatives take effect almost instantly and they leave you feeling drowsy but fully conscious during treatment.
Nitrous oxide is also commonly known as ‘laughing gas.’ This chemical compound is administered using a mask. After a few minutes, you’ll begin to feel a numbing and tingling sensation through your body. Despite the deep relaxation, you’ll remain conscious and able to communicate with your dentist.
Are You Looking for An Anxiety-Free Dental Visit in Highlands Ranch or South Denver, CO?
At Magna Family Dental Studio in Highlands Ranch, we strive to make your visits as stress-free as possible. We know how much heartache going to the dentist can be for some people. That’s why we offer several sedation options to alleviate your fears and make your procedure go smoothly. Call us today to learn more!