Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry, specifically nitrous oxide, offers a safe and effective way to help patients relax during dental procedures. Table Mountain Dental understands that dental anxiety is common, and we are committed to providing a comfortable experience for patients. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a mild sedative that can help alleviate anxiety and promote relaxation during dental treatments.

Understanding Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is a colorless and odorless gas that is mixed with oxygen and administered through a mask placed over the nose. It is one of the safest forms of sedation dentistry and has been used for decades to help patients feel more at ease during dental procedures. Some key features of nitrous oxide sedation include:

  • Rapid Onset: Nitrous oxide takes effect quickly, helping patients relax within minutes of administration.
  • Adjustable Levels: The level of sedation can be easily adjusted by the dentist to ensure optimal comfort throughout the procedure.
  • Rapid Recovery: Once the mask is removed, the effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly, allowing patients to resume their normal activities without lingering drowsiness.

Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Choosing nitrous oxide sedation offers several advantages:

  • Reduced Anxiety: Nitrous oxide helps calm nerves and reduce anxiety, making dental visits more manageable for anxious patients.
  • Increased Comfort: Patients often report feeling more comfortable and relaxed during dental procedures with the use of nitrous oxide.
  • Quicker Procedures: By helping patients relax, nitrous oxide sedation can make it easier for the dentist to complete procedures efficiently.

The Experience

  • Preparation: Dr. Craig Cardon will discuss your options for sedation and determine if nitrous oxide is right for you.
  • Administration: The nitrous oxide is administered through a mask placed over your nose, allowing you to breathe in the sedative gas.
  • Procedure: You will remain conscious and able to communicate with our dentist and team throughout the procedure.
  • Recovery: Once the procedure is complete, the effects of nitrous oxide will wear off quickly, and you can safely drive home.

If you experience dental anxiety or would like to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation, please contact us at 720-749-2711. Experience stress-free dental care at our office through sedation dentistry in Arvada, Colorado.