Sedation

Do you normally avoid the dentist out of anxiety? Are you worried about pain during treatment? Sedation dentistry at Cairn Dental helps you to finally relax in the dentist's chair.

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Using Sedation in Dentistry

Cairn Dental offers sedation dentistry in Golden for our patients who need help relaxing during dental procedures. Sometimes incorrectly referred to as “sleep” dentistry, patients who require sedation dentistry are usually awake unless their treatment requires general anesthesia. Sedation dentistry is generally for individuals who experience discomfort or anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist. Sedation dentistry can take away this anxiety and give those patients the chance to be comfortable when visiting the dentist.

If you consider yourself to be one of the many individuals who are anxious about visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry at Cairn Dental in Golden, Colorado may be an option for you. Your apprehension about dentistry will often dictate the use of sedation in your dental care. Learn more about sedation dentistry by scheduling a visit with Dr. Berryhill or Dr. Miller today!

Frequently Asked Questions
Arrow IconWhen is sedation dentistry appropriate for patients?

Many people experience fear or anxiety that prevents them from visiting the dentist. Sedation dentistry is appropriate for these individuals who would otherwise forego dental care because of their apprehension. Perhaps a patient has a low pain threshold, can’t sit still, has sensitive teeth, a gag reflex, or needs extensive amounts of dental work. These are all applicable uses for sedation dentistry. Learn more when you visit with our dentists.

Arrow IconWhat are the various types of sedation used in dentistry?

Sedation dentistry at Cairn Dental can be a variety of things — there are different levels of sedation. Minimal sedation keeps patients fully awake, but relaxed. Moderate sedation often causes patients to slur words and not remember a majority of the procedure. Deep sedation is one step further, patients are on the edge of consciousness, but still able to be awakened. General anesthesia is total unconsciousness — a patient under general anesthesia will not have any memories of their dental treatment.

Arrow IconIs sedation dentistry safe?

Any medical procedure has risk — anesthesia is not an exception. However, it is usually safe, and with an experienced dentist like the ones at Cairn Dental in Golden, you have nothing to worry about. Of course, we will work with you closely to determine if sedation dentistry is the safest and best option for your dental treatment. Certain situations require special care and our dentists want to be sure you receive the best care possible.