Sedation Dentistry to Keep You Comfortable

Treating your tooth pain does not need to be painful. When your general dentist refers you to one of our offices in Colorado Springs or Pueblo, you can relax knowing that our dental care specialists use the latest in sedation dentistry to make your procedure as pleasant as possible.

With multiple options to help you feel comfortable, we work hard to restore your beautiful smile with little to no pain.

Our Sedation Dentistry Options

Our Sedation Dentistry Options
In your endodontic evaluation, we take the time to get to know you, put you at ease, and walk you through the types of sedation we offer. Conscious sedation, sometimes referred to as “twilight dentistry”or “sleep dentistry” helps reduce anxiety, discomfort and pain during dental procedures. This is accomplished with local anesthesia (or numbing medications, sometimes referred to as “novocaine”) for your tooth and the addition of oral, nasal, or IV medications.

Most patients choose local anesthetic, in which we numb your mouth. Following a review of your medical history, additional relaxation options may be offered including taking an oral pill 1hr prior to your procedure, inhaling nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, or receiving a sedative through an intravenous (IV) line. Note: oral pill medications and IV sedation relaxation and sedation routes require a friend or family member drive you home following your procedure and therefore require a consultation appointment prior to scheduling dental treatment.

We will take the time during your evaluation and consultation appointment to discuss details for all available sedation choices.

IV Sedation - A Deeper Form of Relaxation
Our in-house pain management team is here to help you relax. For those requesting deeper relaxation, or who want to “sleep during the procedure”, we offer intravenous (IV) conscious sedation. This mode of sedation is safe and effective as one remains conscious and still breaths on their own throughout the procedure. We currently offer our IV sedation services at both of our office locations — provided by our in-house certified registered nurse anesthetist, Robert Rota C.R.N.A., Ph.D.

With decades of experience and knowledge, his pain management team provides constant, personal, and state-of-the-art electronic sedation monitoring, while your doctor and support team remain focused on providing quality endodontic care without distractions.

Please keep in mind that IV sedation services require advanced scheduling. A consultation appointment is needed for full examination prior to care with IV sedation and a friend or relative must be available to drive you home following your sedation procedure. Although most insurance programs do not cover IV sedation services for dental procedures, we provide a billing statement to submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement. See our sedation welcome letter for more information on IV sedation fees and services. To book these services, please contact our office today.

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You deserve a healthy, pain-free smile. Contact our office to schedule your endodontic evaluation at our Colorado Springs or Pueblo location and learn how we can help you relax with sedation dentistry.

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