Of course! Many of our Aurora patients experience dental anxiety, which is completely normal and nothing at all to be embarrassed about. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed in our care, and sedation dentistry helps smooth the rough spots and provides a sense of calm and well-being.
Safe, Gentle Nitrous Oxide
Also called “laughing gas” for the pleasant feelings it produces, nitrous oxide is short-term sedation with no lingering after-effects to make you feel drowsy. Because it’s a gas, you inhale it through a small nasal mask, and it delivers feelings of calm and well-being. You will feel a little fuzzy, but you will remain fully conscious throughout and can communicate with us as needed.
Nitrous oxide is safe and gentle, so it's perfect for children who need help relaxing.
Oral Sedation for Deeper Anxiety
Oral sedation is perfect for patients who have more intense anxiety than nitrous oxide alone cannot address. Dr. Baller describes a sedative that you should take about an hour before your appointment. By the time you arrive (with the help of a designated driver), you will feel very calm and relaxed and remain so throughout your appointment.
Unlike the short-term effects of nitrous, oral sedation stays in your system for several hours. Plan on a driver to transport you safely from our office and go home and rest.
Learn More about Sedation Dentistry in Aurora, CO
With a caring, supportive dental team and the help of sedation dentistry, you never have to white-knuckle it through another visit. Call our Aurora dental office if you have questions or to schedule an appointment.