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.
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.
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.