Sedation Dentistry in Greeley, CO
In addition to offering its patients a wide selection of top-quality dental services, the team at Luker Dental is qualified to administer comfort dentistry to those who experience dental anxiety or fear of visiting the dentist. If comfort dentistry is right for you, Dr. Luker and his team will assess your health history and determine the safest level of sedation for your needs!
We provide the following levels of dental sedation for our patients at our dental office in Greeley, CO:
Support for Dental Anxiety
Luker Dental can offer safe support for anxious patients in the form of medication taken prior to their procedure. If you experience dental anxiety, let us know before your visit. Our team is here to help ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible!
Laughing gas, or inhalation sedation, is a form of light sedation and is typically offered to young patients or those with mild anxiety in the dental chair. For laughing gas sedation, a colorless, odor-free gas is administered through a mask that fits comfortably over your nose ad mouth. Dr. Luker carefully monitors the amount of gas used to provide a safe comfortable level of sedation. Patients will remain awake and able to follow instructions throughout their treatment.
Intravenous sedation, or sleep dentistry, is occasionally offered to patients who require extra care during dental treatments or those who have to undergo prolonged oral surgery or treatment. IV sedation uses anti-anxiety medication to promote relaxation without putting the patient into a deep sleep. On the rare occasion IV sedation is required, Dr. David Luker will bring a nurse anesthetist on-site to adjust the medication as needed during treatment to help patients relax and retain short-term memories.
Sedation Dentistry For Children
If your child is anxious, has unique healthcare needs, or requires extra help staying calm while receiving dental treatment, we may recommend sedation dentistry. Dr. David Luker will create your child's sedation plan based on their needs, health history, and his own extensive experience!
Learn More About Sedation Dentistry Services at Luker Dental
Dentist visits should be pleasant and stress-free. Call us today to learn how our sedation dentistry services can help you enjoy your next visit to the dentist!