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Are you afraid of the dentist? As you probably know, many people suffer from similar concerns about visiting the dentist. In fact, nearly half of all Americans have some type of dental anxiety. Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider to help you deal with your anxiety. One option we recommend is dental sedation.

However, there are a few different levels of sedation you should know about. For example, you could consider conscious sedation. As you’ve probably guessed, with this type of sedation you’ll be able to respond to our dentist verbally and physically. However, you could also need minimal sedation. If this form of sedation is right for you, you will still be able to respond to our dentist, though your coordination will probably be impaired.

Still, if these solutions aren’t enough, you could need stronger sedation. With stronger forms of sedation, you’ll still be able to respond to our team’s verbal requests, but probably not physical ones. Still, if stronger forms of sedation are necessary, you may be able to respond to stimulation, but will probably be in a deep sleep.

Please note that not everyone is a good candidate for dental sedation. If you’re interested in sedation, we recommend speaking to our team. We will gladly answer any of the questions you may have. If you have any more questions, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holly Sletten, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office at 720-851-1676. We’re eager to receive your call.