Colorado Springs Sedation Dentist
Are you one of the millions of people who have put off going to the dentist because of the anxieties and fears associated with some types of dental care? Has it been five, ten, fifteen, even twenty years since you last had any dental treatment? Would you appreciate being completely relaxed, having all your dental needs taken care of in perhaps one appointment and afterward remembering very little about your visit?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Colorado Springs sedation dentist Dr. Rota can help.
Dr. Rota’s patient, Bibby (pictured right), describes her experience:
I knew my teeth were worn and discolored, but I absolutely feared dentistry. I don’t remember much about the appointment other than being seated in a warm, relaxing lounger and being given gentle sedation. When I awoke, I immediately went to the mirror and saw a bright, beautiful smile looking back at me. I couldn’t believe it was my smile! I love my more youthful look. As a women’s clothing consultant, it’s important for me to present a good image, and I’m so glad I had this work done painlessly.
Sleep Sedation Dentistry
If counseling and explanation do not help conquer your fear, we can provide sleep sedation dentistry. Sleep sedation has been very successful in treating those who are dental-phobic and allows us to complete more dental work in one visit than would be possible under normal circumstances. A prescription sleeping pill is administered, and in a matter of 15-20 minutes, you are very relaxed.
At this point, you are sedated but you are conscious. You will still breathe, swallow, and be in control. However, all of your anxieties about dental care are removed. As a matter of fact, most people remember very little about their visit except that all their dental work was completed while they were sedated. Patients undergoing sleep sedation require transportation home at the end of their appointment.
IV Sedation Dentist
This treatment is only for the extremely phobic patient. An anesthesia specialist is brought to our cosmetic dentist’s office to deliver and monitor IV sedation while the doctor focuses on providing your dental care. Due to the expense of an anesthesia specialist, most patients prefer conscious sleep sedation which is provided at no additional cost.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
For those who want easy sedation with no after effects, nitrous oxide is the drug of choice. Nitrous and oxygen are breathed through a mask during dental treatment. This raises your pain threshold and reduces your apprehension, which strengthens the local anesthetic. Following treatment, oxygen alone is administered for five minutes and you return to normal. Nitrous oxide is a safe and reliable sedation. There is a nominal fee for nitrous oxide sedation at our Colorado Springs cosmetic dentist office.
We’ll Help You With Your Fears
Many of our patients are entertained and soothed by our two dogs and our talking macaw that greets you when you arrive and salutes with his leg and claw. Kids enjoy holding the macaw, too.
We offer so many options in sedation dentistry because we want your time at our cosmetic dental clinic to be as pleasant as possible. Dr. Rota’s advanced training in minimal sedation can help you receive consistently positive and relaxing dental experiences. If you’re receiving an extensive procedure, his license from the state of Colorado allows him to treat dental anxiety with multiple-dose sedation to keep you comfortable.
Call us to schedule an appointment or complete our Request an Appointment form.