Denver Sedation Dentistry

Relax In The Dentist’s Chair With Sedation Dentistry

If you’re anxious about going to the dentist or you need a complex dental treatment or surgery, you may be feeling nervous about your next appointment at OG Dental. That’s why Dr. O’Grady offers oral conscious sedation. At our office, you can be sedated during just about any procedure if you feel that it will help keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment. Ask about your options next time you come in for a visit!

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Eliminate pain and get treatment without anxiety or fear
Get the dental care you need, even if you’re nervous
Keep your children relaxed and comfortable during their appointment
Sedation allows you to have multiple, complex treatments without discomfort
What is oral Conscious Sedation?

At our office, we use oral conscious sedation, which is a pill or liquid-based sedative that is administered shortly before your procedure begins. The sedative usually takes 30-60 minutes to take effect. You will start to feel groggy and sleepy, and you may even forget your procedure. Some patients even fall asleep during their appointment.

Oral conscious sedation can have a few minor side effects, like nausea or headaches. Additionally, its effects usually last for several hours after your procedure, so you should not drive after being sedated.

Why Should I Consider Sedation?

The biggest reason that most patients consider sedation is due to dental anxiety. If you have a fear of the dentist, or you are simply nervous about an upcoming procedure, sedation may be right for you. However, there are many other reasons patients choose sedation:

  • Fear of needles – Numbing needles can be very intimidating for many patients. Sedation helps eliminate this fear, keeping you comfortable while you’re being numbed.
  • Strong gag reflex – Sedation can help suppress the gag reflex, which is important if you are having one of your rear teeth treated.
  • You’re undergoing multiple dental procedures – If you are going through a complex dental procedure that will take several hours, sedation helps you relax and feel comfortable throughout the entire appointment.

As long as you’re healthy and Dr. O’Grady approves you for sedation, you can use oral conscious sedation during your appointment.

Is Sedation Safe For my Kids?

Yes! Dr. O’Grady is an experienced family dentist and he can treat children of all ages. Oral conscious sedation is completely safe for your kids and can help them remain comfortable during their appointment. For more information about sedation dentistry, and to discuss whether this option is right for your child, contact OG Dental today.