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There are thousands of dentists in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs area, and not many of them offer all three types of sedation for dentistry, but we do.
Choose the sedation dental office near you:
Lowry Dental Office – near Quebec and 6th Avenue, in Denver, (303) 323-8158
Colorado Springs Dental Office – near Stetson Hills Boulevard and North Powers Boulevard, in northeast Colorado Springs, (719) 247-2020
Colorado Springs Dental Office – near North Carefree Circle and North Powers Boulevard, in northeast Colorado Springs, (719) 247-2350
IV sedation, also referred to as general anesthesia, is the deepest form of sedation. You receive the sedation through an IV that’s attached to your arm. While you’re receiving IV sedation, you are fully unconscious and unaware of anything that’s going on. After receiving IV sedation, you’ll need to have someone drive you home from your appointment.
Conscious Sedation / Oral Sedation
Conscious sedation, which is also called oral sedation, is a moderate form of sedation. You receive this type of sedation by taking a pill ahead of your dental treatment. The sedation makes you less aware of what’s going on around you, and time seems to pass quickly. After receiving conscious sedation, you’ll need to have someone drive you home from your appointment.
Laughing gas, which is nitrous oxide, is a mild form of sedation. You’ll receive this type of sedation through a nosepiece that delivers the gas. Laughing gas can be used by itself (for a cleaning, as an example), or in conjunction with Novocain. After receiving laughing gas, you’ll be able to drive yourself home from your appointment.