Nervous About Sedation…Talk To Us

In January, we’re offering free sedation for all new patients (some restrictions). Call (303) 323-8149 for more info or to schedule an appointment.

Are you nervous about sedation dentistry? Don’t be – at our dental office, we offer three types of sedation dentistry, and we can help you choose the one that’s the right fit for you.

We’re pleased to offer a free dental consultation, including state-of-the-art X-rays. During the consultation, you’ll meet with Dr. O’Leary or Dr. Peppler. As experienced sedation dentists, they can answer any questions you might have, thoroughly explain your options, and discuss costs and insurance coverage for sedation.

The levels of sedation are:
laughing gas / nitrous oxide (a mild form of sedation)
oral sedation / conscious sedation (a moderate form of sedation)
IV sedation / general anesthesia (a deep form of sedation)

In general, we try to give patients the mildest form of sedation, that will still do the trick. The type of sedation that’s best for you will depend on:
• the dental treatment or procedure you’ll be undergoing
• your level of dental anxiety
• your dental history
• your medical history
• your preference

When it comes to sedation, each patient’s needs are different, and we take that into consideration when we are making recommendations.

For example, you might be perfectly comfortable visiting the dentist, but you want to get a large block of dental treatment completed in a single visit. In this instance, we might recommend oral sedation.

You might suffer from mild dental anxiety and need to get a routine cleaning, in which case, we might recommend laughing gas.

If you have a severe gag reflex and can’t tolerate dental procedures while you’re awake, we might recommend oral sedation or IV sedation.

If you need to get impacted wisdom teeth extracted or a root canal performed, we might recommend IV sedation.

For information about which type of sedation is right for you, or to schedule a free dental consultation, please call our dental office at (303) 323-8149, or e-mail

Please make note: We’re one of the few dental offices in the Denver metro area (or throughout Colorado) to offer all three types of sedation dentistry. Our office is in Lone Tree, between Park Meadows Mall and Highlands Ranch, just off C-470 and Quebec. We accept most types of dental insurance.