What is Sedation Dentistry


Does the idea of seeing the dentist freak you out a bit? Does anxiety keep you from making an appointment to get the care you know is important? Honestly, everyone experiences some level of anxiety around dental visits, even for cleanings.

The good news, we are very good at taming anxiety. First, we take the time to get to know you, relate to where you’re coming from and understand your reasons. We get it, if it’s hard to sit still, your teeth are highly sensitive or you have a strong gag reflex it can be very hard to relax. Some of our patients have a reaction to certain anesthetics. We understand. We’re here to create the best possible experience for you, with the right tools and a large dose of compassion.


Relaxing is key. There are several ways we can help you relax during your visit and treatment. Here are several we use most often.

Nitrous Oxide | Nitrous oxide , commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, is a form of minimal sedation. Which means you stay awake throughout the treatment, but feel relaxed and less anxious.
Oral Conscious Sedation | Oral conscious sedation is considered moderate sedation. Given by injection you remain awake but are not completely aware during the procedure. It can help tame more severe anxiety. Since oral conscious sedation is a deeper form of sedation, for safety, you will need to find a ride to and from your appointment.

We have a medical nurse available to us to assist with these sedation services as needed and to support our senior and physically disabled patients.


Relaxation | Sedation can help relax your mind and your body. This lowers your anxiety and can help improve your comfort and the treatment’s success.
Time Passes Quickly | It can feel like the procedure took less time than it actually did because you’re relaxed and less focused on time.
Taming Your Gag Reflex | Gagging is uncomfortable and can get in the way when you are having a procedure or treatment performed. Sedation is, many times, the best way help lower your gag reflex.
Manage your anxiety, manage your care, improve your health. | Our team wants the best for you. We know that reducing anxiety makes patients more likely to schedule and show up for dental appointments. Our goal is to help your health thrive both on both the inside and outside of your mouth.

Why Put Up with Dental Anxiety?

At Denver Tech Dentistry, we understand that dental appointments can feel overwhelming at times. Let us help make your visit a pleasant one. We are always happy to work with you to understand your concerns and incorporate the right sedation and anesthetic tools into your treatments and procedures.