Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Scott Lindsay and Peak Dental Care provide comprehensive sedation dentistry to patients in Centennial, Colorado, and the surrounding areas. With a team of experienced dental professionals, Dr. Lindsay and Peak Dental Care use the latest techniques to ensure their sedation dentistry services are safe and effective for all patients.


What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a procedure dental professionals use to reduce anxiety during treatments and procedures. The sedation allows the patient to remain calm and comfortable during the procedure and reduces any fear or discomfort they may have about seeing a dentist or undergoing a dental procedure. Patients are administered either laughing gas or oral medication during a sedation dentistry procedure to relax them throughout the treatment.


What are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Most patients who undergo sedation dentistry find that it helps them feel relaxed during their appointments, making it easier for the dentist to carry out their work without any anxiety or stress on the part of the patient. As such, sedation dentistry can be especially beneficial for those who suffer from phobias or anxieties related to visiting the dentist or undergoing specific dental procedures, such as root canals, tooth extractions, or fillings. 


Our Sedation Services

At Peak Dental Care in Centennial, our sedation services offer our patients the utmost comfort and care. We understand that a trip to the dentist can be a stressful experience for some, which is why our sedation options can put your mind at ease. 


Laughing Gas

We offer laughing gas as a form of inhalation sedation. This type of sedative is administered through a mask placed over your nose and mouth, allowing you to relax while remaining conscious during dental treatments. The effects are noticeable almost immediately and are quickly reversed once the administration is stopped. 


Oral Sedation

Oral sedatives are also available to help calm patients who may feel anxious or uncomfortable about their procedure. Our knowledgeable dentist will prescribe the sedative, and it must take 1-2 hours before your appointment to take full effect during your treatment. 


IV Sedation

Lastly, we also provide IV sedation for those who need more powerful medication to remain relaxed during their procedures. IV sedatives provide deeper relaxation than either laughing gas or oral sedatives can provide without the risk of losing consciousness. Our experienced professionals will monitor you throughout your entire procedure to ensure your experience is comfortable and safe. 


What to Expect When Utilizing Sedation

At Peak Dental Care, Dr. Scott Lindsay uses an individualized approach when administering sedation dentistry services to customize each treatment plan according to each patient’s needs and preferences. Before starting any treatment plan with sedation dentistry, Dr. Lindsay will review your medical history to determine if you’re eligible for this type of service and whether it’s appropriate for your particular situation. 


Once we determine eligibility, Dr. Lindsay will discuss various options regarding administration methods with you to assess which one works best for your needs—laughing gas or oral medication-based sedations typically provide different levels of relaxation depending on the individual circumstances involved in each case. For instance, laughing gas is generally considered ideal for milder forms of anxiety. In contrast, oral medications are considered more suitable for extreme cases, such as those involving fear-related phobias or trauma due to past negative experiences at the dentist’s office. 


Sedation Dentistry in Centennial, CO

Throughout your entire experience at Peak Dental Care with Dr. Scott Lindsay, you can rest assured that we will provide you with not only exceptional dental care but also top-notch customer service from our friendly staff. We strive daily to provide you with an enjoyable experience free from stress and worry. 


We understand that it can be difficult sometimes to feel comfortable getting necessary dental care done, so we always ensure our patients have access to all helpful information about our services before they schedule their appointments (in person or online). Our goal is always to help ensure that our patients get what they need without having any fears holding them back from ensuring good oral health! Schedule an appointment today!