Care for your smile by visiting South Lakewood Dental in Colorado and learn about sedation dentistry
When patients are seeking dental care in the Lakewood, Colorado area, they are sometimes worried about what their patient experience will look like. Patients who are uneasy about visiting the dentist may be worried about pain or their gag reflex. Others may be fearful enough that they may avoid even scheduling their appointment. Dr. Scott Stewart of South Lakewood Dental fully understands the concerns of his patients and can provide sedation dentistry.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a specific way of reducing anxieties for patients who are faced with upcoming dental care.
Sedation methods offered
Dr. Scott Stewart offers the following methods of sedation in his practice:
- Nitrous oxide
- Oral conscious sedation
The most common form of sedation is nitrous oxide. This is a special odorless gas that is commonly referred to as “laughing gas.” It makes patients feel extremely relaxed within minutes of administration. Patients are given oxygen following their treatment so they can transport themselves home.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Another option for more anxious patients is that of oral conscious sedation. This is sedation through the use of a special medication that is taken orally prior to the appointment. Patients must make transportation arrangements if they choose this method of sedation, both prior to their appointment and afterwards.
Another option for patients who need to drive home is that of AlphaStim™ sedation. This is a special type of electronic sensory modification that is an alternative to the above solutions and a drug-free option.
Interested in sedation during your dental visit?
Dr. Scott Stewart is here to help! Contact his practice at (855) 233-0023 and book an appointment at his office located at 2525 S. Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite 1. His facility is equipped with the latest technologies to ensure quality care, and with the integration of sedation dentistry, many patients can finally enjoy visiting the dental office again! Schedule a consultation visit and discuss this and many other services available in his practice.
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