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Sedation Dentistry in Monument, CO

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

To help patients feel at ease during dental procedures, sedation dentistry employs medication. Nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas), oral conscious sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation are among the medications included in this category. Additionally, some deeper levels of sedation can cause the patient to enter a state of deep sleep, which can be advantageous during lengthy surgical procedures.

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What Can I Expect During Sedation?

Our doctors knows that some patients are so anxious about dental work, they won’t get the care they need to protect their oral health. He wants to make sure that every patient who needs care can receive it. For that reason, he offers sedation dentistry.

Our team will give you a sedative before starting the procedure and will address any queries you may have. After you are prepared, the dentist will administer the sedative and carry out the dental work. The sedative will make you feel sleepy, but you will remain responsive to the dentist’s instructions and inquiries.

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With sedation dentistry, our team can provide dental work to those who would otherwise forgo it. In this way, they can receive the dental care they need to preserve their oral health.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas," is a mild form of sedation used to help patients, including children, relax during dental procedures.

IV Sedation

This form of sedation is typically used for more complex or lengthy dental procedures or for patients with severe dental anxiety.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Provided that an experienced dentist administers it, sedation dentistry is safe. However, not everyone may be suitable for it, and certain precautions need to be taken. Sedation dentistry employs medications to help patients unwind during dental procedures.

While these medications are safe, they do carry some risks. Certain patients who are on medication may not be eligible for sedation during their dental procedure. To prevent any complications, patients should discuss their medical history with their dentist before undergoing sedation.

Ditch the Fear: Sedation Dentistry is Here to Help

Tired of being scared to go to the dentist? Sedation dentistry is here to help. Learn how it can help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your dental visits.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

The prospect of visiting the dentist can be anxiety-inducing for a lot of individuals. Those who suffer from dental phobia may choose to completely forego dental check-ups, which can result in a range of issues such as tooth decay and gum disease.

Luckily, sedation dentistry is an option that can provide relief. With sedation dentistry, you can receive the necessary treatment without feeling any pain or discomfort. You can unwind during your appointment and the environment of your dentist’s office won’t cause any disturbance.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures. At Advanced Dental & Implant Center in Colorado Springs, CO, we offer various sedation options, including oral sedation, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and IV sedation. These methods are carefully administered by our experienced dental team to ensure your safety and peace of mind throughout your dental visit.

Sedation dentistry is suitable for patients who experience dental anxiety, fear, or have a low pain threshold. It is also beneficial for individuals with a strong gag reflex, those who require extensive dental work, or have difficulty sitting still for long periods. Our sedation dentistry options provide a calm and relaxing experience, enabling even the most anxious patients to receive the dental care they need.

Yes, sedation dentistry is safe when administered by trained professionals like our team at Advanced Dental & Implant Center. We carefully evaluate your medical history and discuss any concerns or allergies you may have before recommending a suitable sedation option. Throughout the procedure, our skilled staff monitors your vital signs to ensure your safety and well-being.

The level of consciousness during a dental procedure depends on the type of sedation used. With oral sedation or nitrous oxide, you will remain conscious and responsive but feel deeply relaxed. IV sedation can range from a moderate sedation level where you may feel drowsy and have limited memory of the procedure, to a deep sedation where you may fall asleep but can be easily awakened.

The duration of the sedation effect varies depending on the type of sedation used and the individual patient. Oral sedation and nitrous oxide wear off relatively quickly after the procedure, allowing you to resume normal activities soon after. IV sedation may have a longer-lasting effect, requiring some recovery time before you can drive or operate machinery. Our dental team will provide specific instructions regarding post-sedation care and guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable recovery.

Yes, sedation dentistry can be beneficial for children who experience dental anxiety or have difficulty sitting still for dental treatments. We offer safe and effective sedation options specifically designed for pediatric patients. Our caring and gentle approach, combined with sedation, helps children feel relaxed and at ease during their dental visits, fostering positive experiences and promoting proper oral health care habits from a young age.

While sedation dentistry is generally safe, some patients may experience temporary side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, or nausea. These effects usually subside shortly after the procedure. Our dental team will discuss the potential side effects and provide you with detailed post-treatment instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

Coverage for sedation dentistry varies depending on your dental insurance plan. Some plans may partially or fully cover sedation for specific dental procedures, especially if it is deemed medically necessary. Our knowledgeable team at Advanced Dental & Implant Center can help you understand your insurance coverage and explore alternative financing options to make sedation dentistry more accessible for you.

Our dental team will provide you with detailed pre-sedation instructions tailored to the specific sedation method you will receive. In general, it may involve avoiding food and drink for a certain period before the procedure and arranging transportation to and from the dental office. It’s crucial to follow these instructions carefully to ensure a safe and effective sedation experience.

In most cases, local anesthesia (numbing medication) is used in conjunction with sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort during the dental procedure. While sedation helps you relax and feel at ease, local anesthesia is administered to prevent any pain or discomfort. Our skilled dentists will determine the appropriate level of anesthesia based on your specific needs and the complexity of the procedure, ensuring a pain-free and comfortable experience.

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Dr. Scott R. Hill

Dr. Scott Hill completed his bachelor’s degree at Utah State University and then received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2014. After serving as an associate dentist in Ohio, he then selected Colorado Springs as the right location to settle his family.

Dr. Bridgette Young

Dr. Bridgette Young completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Roseman University of Health Science, College of Dental Medicine in 2023. Prior to her doctorate, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 

What Our Patients Say

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Nancy Young
I found the staff at Advanced Dental & Implant Center to be very niceI and professional. Jessie the hygienist was exceptionally thorough and gave me the best cleaning I’ve had in many years. She was also very gentle doing it. She worked very hard to get my teeth back to normal after 2 years of no cleanings. I will be happy to make Dr. Young and staff my new dentist team.
courtney frantz
I came in for what I thought was a simple infection to find I needed a wisdom tooth removed. Everyone was so kind in assisting me in the best way and making sure I received the care I needed to get better. I will definitely continue to see them in the future for all my dental needs.
Heather Baldwin
I’m so very pleased with the care I received today at BR Dental. I’m truly grateful for the expertise of the staff, as now I need less invasive treatments than I was quoted by other Dentists in the area and I get to keep more of my own teeth. I am so happy to continue my care here. Thank you to BR Dental for taking VA patients.
Mel McCormick
Excellent experience! The whole staff was professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Young explained everything and made me comfortable and pain free. A huge thank you to Paulina, Melia, and Jessie for their kindness and expertise in a stressful time. The front staff was inviting and cheerful. All around great trip to the dentist, I actually look forward to my next visit! Dr. Young was exceptional!
Susan Irey
Staff is very friendly and accommodating! My hygienist was amazing, she talked through every step with me. Great background music selection. We’ve tried other dentists in the area and BR Dental is the best we’ve found!
Andrea
I’ve been going to Advanced Dental & Implant Center for a few years now. Jessie, the hygienist was great, friendly, full of tips and help for my recession and super sensitive teeth. Ashley, was my hygienist last year and she was great too. Dr. Young was sweet and funny and not intimidating. No wait, easy to schedule, good staff in the front too! It was a very good appt:)
Lily Niswonger
For folks in the area looking for a trusted dental practice I could not recommend Advanced Dental & Implant Center loudly enough!! I have been a following patient to their Dental Hygienist Jessie (who is sincerely the best at what she does). I am someone who has suffered from severe dental anxiety as well as TMJ (iykyk) and having someone who takes considerable care to make your dental experience both comfortable and less scary is a rarity. I am so thankful to have found a dental practice that is so welcoming, kind, professional and affordable! The atmosphere is happy, you can tell the folks that practice here love what they do. Thank you Jessie and Dr. Young for excellent care– you have a patient for life. Much appreciation! -River
Papi H
First time coming to this office. Everyone was friendly and I felt very comfortable. Jessie my hygienist was amazing! I highly recommend her if you want your teeth cleaned thoroughly. On top of that she has an amazing outgoing personality. I will be returning in 6 months to have my teeth cleaned again.Thank you for your amazing job Jessie!

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