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Sedation Dentistry in Pueblo, CO

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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

At Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo, we do what we can to ensure that our patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the journey at our office. To make this possible, we offer an assortment of advanced sedation options to help men and women overcome their procedure-related fears and anxieties. Our team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly skilled and experienced with managing pain and administering anesthesia. Although we set out to make your treatment as minimally invasive as possible, we still have local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia available to maintain your level of comfort. For many treatments, such as wisdom tooth removal, we may even combine sedation tactics with local anesthesia. If you or your family are searching for an oral surgery team that keeps your mental wellbeing in mind as well as your physical, contact our Pueblo, CO office and learn about our options for sedation.

Types of Sedation

As maxillofacial and oral surgeons, our team has received a high level of training in anesthetic techniques as well as sedation dentistry to control and manage your comfort throughout your treatment. At Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo, we are proud to offer:

  • General Anesthesia: General anesthesia is typically used for patients who require more extensive treatment. It is typically administered intravenously or can be inhaled through a breathing mask. Once you come around after being under general anesthesia, you will have no recollection of the procedure. Rather, you will be put into an unconscious state so that you feel nothing as the treatment is taking place. Our skilled team of specialists can manage your airways to ensure the safety of this method, and we are also trained to address any issues that could occur.
  • IV (Conscious) Sedation: IV sedation, also known as conscious sedation, involves the use of a medication that is administered intravenously (through an IV) safely at our office. The effect puts you in a "twilight sleep." Once patients come around, they typically feel like they have been asleep and will have little to no memory of their treatment. IV sedation is commonly used during a dental implant procedure or wisdom tooth extractions. To enhance your comfort, we often pair this form of sedation with a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area.

Who Is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can be ideal for any patient who experiences significant anxiety or worries as a result of receiving oral care. In addition, those receiving any kind of treatment, ranging from minimally invasive to severe, could benefit from some form of anesthesia or sedation to maintain their comfort throughout the process. Our Pueblo, CO team does everything in their power to make sure that your experience at our office is a relaxing one. Because of the nature of most oral surgery procedures, we regularly provide patients with access to local anesthesia, general anesthesia, and IV (conscious) sedation. 

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

Before the day of your treatment, our team will go over our sedation options with you and determine which is best for your needs. We will also give you a rundown of how the process works. IV sedation, general anesthesia, and local anesthesia all have different after-effects, so we will be sure to review those with you as well so you know what to expect. Depending on the sedation you receive, you may require reliable transportation to and from our office.

Sedation Dentistry Aftercare and REcovery

After your procedure is over, we will take you to our on-site recovery room until you have regained your normal consciousness and feeling. Once you come around, a member of our team will provide your adult accompaniment with follow-up instructions depending on which sedation method was employed for your treatment. If you received local anesthesia, it's best to avoid eating until the numbness has completely worn away.

Does Insurance Cover Sedation Dentistry Services?

Some of the costs for your sedation options may be covered by your insurance depending on the sedation or anesthesia you receive. A member of our team will get in touch with your insurance provider. Once we have ascertained your benefits, we will be able to estimate your total out-of-pocket costs. For those with additional costs, or for patients who don't carry insurance, our Pueblo, CO office accepts a range of payment methods and can provide you with information regarding low-interest financing.

Calm Dental Fear and Anxiety

At Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo, we understand that many experience fears and anxieties when it comes to receiving the treatment they need. In order to maintain your comfort throughout your experience at our Pueblo, CO office, we're proud to offer our patients access to advanced sedation methods that can improve the way you feel about receiving oral care. With local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or IV sedation, your oral care experience can be greatly improved. Call us to learn more about how our team works hard to keep you at ease while you visit our office.

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