Did you know that an estimated 30 million Americans actually avoid dental care due to fear of the dentist? You are not alone. Integrated Dental Arts offers solutions for patients suffering from severe dental anxiety. Greeley dentist Dr. Melvin Benson and Dr. Jacob Dunham offer not only quality dentistry, but experienced sedation dentistry, so you may enjoy your optimal oral health.
Types of Sedation Dentistry Greeley, CO
- Nitrous oxide: Better known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is safe and has been used to ease anxious dental patients for years. Nitrous Oxide can be carefully regulated by Dr. Benson. Nitrous oxide is inhaled and induces feeling of relaxation and happiness. Nitrous oxide can be effective for patients of all ages who suffer from mild dental anxiety.
- Oral sedation: For patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety, oral sedation may be a more effective sedation option. About one hour prior to your dental procedure you will ingest one small pill. The pill will keep you conscious and awake during your procedure but have you feeling totally relaxed and calm.
- Oral sedation + nitrous oxide: For our extra anxious patients, Dr. Benson may recommend a combination of the two treatments.
Sedation dentistry is not suitable for all patients. During a comprehensive and individualized dental exam, Dr. Benson will determine if oral sedation is right for you. Dr. Benson will discuss other medications you may be taking and discuss your oral health concerns.
Our experienced and compassionate dental care team is here for you. Feel free to ask questions about your oral health or any dental treatment you may be receiving. We want all of patients to leave feeling confident in their smiles.
Do not put off essential oral health care. Avoiding dental treatment can worsen complex dental health concerns causing extensive damage to your teeth and gums. Early diagnosis through preventative dentist office visits can help you to avoid advanced restorative dentistry. Your oral health is directly tied to the health of your entire body. A healthy, functional smile, can help maintain your health for years.
Schedule a visit to our Greeley dentist office to find out what dental treatments are right for you. Dr. Benson and Dr. Dunham are highly trained and experienced dentists offering their patients state of the art dental technology and quality dental care in a compassionate environment.