Professional Pediatric Dentistry Solutions In Hampden South CO
Contact 58 Dental For All Your Pediatric Dentistry Needs in Hampden South CO !
At 58 Dental, our goal is to provide healthy and beautiful smiles to those looking for a dentist in the Denver, CO and surrounding areas with the highest quality dental care. We offer general dentistry, pediatric dentistry and specialized dentistry services such as veneers, dental crowns, dentures and much more. When you leave our office, we want you to feel happy and satisfied with the services you've received.
At the top of a Colorado "14er," the view is awe inspiring, but difficult to see from lower elevations. In a similar way, 58 Dental has a breadth of vision for dentistry that is seldom shared or found. We practice the medical model for dentistry, focusing on prevention, remineralization therapy, and minimally invasive dentistry. In addition, we provide pre and post-head and neck radiation support.
- Treat each individual patient with dignity and respect
- Have staff members that are dedicated to advancing oral and overall health
- Create modern, research-based dental treatment plans
Pediatric Dentistry Specialists For Hampden South CO Residents
Our goal is to help parents achieve and maintain excellent oral health for their children.
The first "regular" dental visit should be scheduled just after the eruption of your child's first tooth or near your child's first birthday. The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. We may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination. You may also be asked to wait in the reception area during a portion of the visit so that we can begin to establish a relationship with your child.
What should I tell my child about their first trip to the dentist?
We are asked this question many times. We suggest you prepare your child the same way you would before their first haircut or trip to the shoe store. Remain very positive in your description of the visit and focus on the benefits and fun of going to the dentist, rather than any preconceived negatives. Your child's reaction to his first visit to the dentist may surprise you.
During your first visit, the dentist will:
- Examine your child's mouth, teeth and gums.
- Evaluate adverse habits, such as thumb sucking.
- Check to see if your child needs supplemental fluoride.
- Teach you about cleaning your child's teeth and gums.
- Suggest a schedule for regular dental visits.
Stay At Ease with Our Sedation Dentistry
Don't let the fear of dentistry prevent you from getting the necessary care that you deserve! There are many different benefits to using sedation dentistry, but here are some of the major advantages:
- Treatment is completed when you are in a more relaxed state.
- You will have less difficulty sitting through a lengthy procedure.
- Multiple treatments and full mouth restorations can occur at/during the same visit.
- Less discomfort after treatment.
- Ease of administration.
- No need for needles or syringes.
The most commonly prescribed dental-related drugs designed to treat anxiety, drugs such as Valium, Halcion, Xanax, or Ativan, belong to the "benzodiazepine" family. These drugs decrease anxiety by affecting "fear" receptors in the brain. While benzodiazepines typically act as sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs, some are highly targeted at areas within the brain which focus on sleep. Others act in a more specific way by targeting fear centers in the brain. In most cases, higher doses act as sedatives and induce sleep, while in lower doses they reduce anxiety without sedation.
Benzodiazepines are Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants, i.e., there can be a decline in blood pressure and breathing. It is also important to note that they should not be mixed with other CNS depressants, such as alcohol. It is important that you utilize the dose Dr. Griffith or your primary care physician recommends. Please note that you should not travel on your own after any of these drugs have been administered. An escort is required for this type of sedation, even if you traveled by bus or on foot! It's easy to become disorientated.