At Ken Caryl Dental Center, our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible so that you come away with the best dental experience imaginable and the smile that you deserve. Dental anxiety should not
stand in the way of getting top-notch quality care. Our dentist, Dr. Rand has had extensive training in three different forms of anxiety-reducing sedation to help you relax in a safe, comforting environment.
Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”)
Nitrous oxide is an easy, stress-free way of reducing dental anxiety because there are no pre-operative instructions or pills to take. Dr. Rand places a breathing mask over your nose so that you may inhale the
mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. You will gradually relax as our highly-skilled dental team monitors your condition and provides the necessary treatment. After your dental procedures are complete, the
effects of the gas will wear off quickly and allow you to drive yourself home without the need for a designated driver.
Oral Sedation (“Pill Sedation”)
For those who do not want to remember the events of their dental appointment, another option is oral sedation. An hour prior to beginning your dental procedure, Dr. Rand will administer one pill of triazolam, a relaxing drug similar to Valium. At the start of and throughout your procedure, Dr. Rand will monitor your level of sedation and provide an additional dose as necessary to keep you comfortable and carefree. Dr. Rand may choose to also use nitrous oxide in conjunction with the pill in order to maximize your relaxation. Due to the lasting effects of the drug, patients must arrive with their driver and are discouraged from performing any other activities for the remainder of the day.
Primarily used for wisdom teeth extraction or procedures that require an extended period of time in-chair, intravenous sedation allows Dr. Rand to administer medications for relaxation, healing, and memory suppression in carefully measured doses. Most patients report sitting in the chair one moment and being told that it’s time to leave the very next! Patients are asked to fast for a minimum of six (6) hours prior to being sedated and must arrive to the appointment with their designated driver.
We strive to provide you with the highest level of quality service, and part of that is making sure that you are comfortable during any service we provide. Contact our office at 303-933-2273 today to find out more about your options for sedation dentistry in Littleton, Colorado for your next dental visit.