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.