After careful consideration, and upon recommendations of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and the CDC, we have closed our office due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our priority remains in keeping our patients and staff healthy and safe. We will still monitor any voicemails or texts left at our office number. We plan to open on April 15th, but we are always available for true emergencies.  Please call the office and get the on-call phone number if you need to get a hold of Dr. Humbert.
Accessible Version
Centre Family Dentistry
Fort Collins, CO’s Trusted Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Sedation Dentistry

How can we help you?

Your questions matter to us at Centre Family Dentistry. They help us understand what your concerns are, how they affect you, and how we can provide you with the most appropriate care. If there’s something about your oral health that concerns you, or you have a question about a procedure, our helpful dental care team will find the answers you’re looking for.

Some of the questions we hear most often from our patients are listed below. If you don’t see the answer you need, call our Fort Collins dental office at (970) 407-1001, so we can assist you.

Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety is very common, and unfortunately, it often prevents patients like you from seeking the dental care you need to maintain excellent oral health.

For this reason, we’re pleased to offer sedation dentistry at our Fort Collins, CO dental office. Because you have unique needs, we offer three types of dental sedation—nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

Nitrous Oxide for Your Comfort

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a mild form of sedation that you inhale, and its effects are meant to last only for the duration of your procedure. Nitrous is perfect for patients with mild to moderate anxiety or those who want to relax comfortably during their appointment.

Oral Sedation for Deeper Relaxation

If you feel like you could benefit from more profound relaxation, we may recommend oral sedation. Dr. Humbert will prescribe a calming medication that you should take about an hour before your appointment. When you get to our office with the help of a friend or family member, you’ll already be in a relaxed state and ready for your appointment.

IV Sedation at Our Dental Office

Does deeply-rooted anxiety prevent you from following through with dental care? IV sedation at our Fort Collins dental office is delivered by a trained anesthesia team who will monitor you carefully. With IV sedation, you’ll remain in a dreamlike state during your procedure and have little to no memory of what happened.

Call to Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Humbert and our entire dental care team are trained to administer sedation to ensure your safety. If you'd like more details, visit our sedation dentistry page or call Centre Family Dentistry at (970) 407-1001 to learn more about our sedation dentistry options and to schedule an appointment.

Not finding what you need?
If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (970) 407-1001
View the ADA Accessibility Statement