High-Quality Sedation Dentistry Office Near Belcaro CO
Contact 58 Dental For All Your Sedation Dentistry Needs in Belcaro 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.
We chose to call our practice 58 Dental in recognition of the named fifty-eight peaks in the State of Colorado that are above 14,000 feet. These peaks hold special meaning for the 58 Dental team. A "14er" represents the pinnacle, the top and the very best. Our team is in constant pursuit of its own dental "14er." We doggedly aim for perfection through professional development and patient care. Our goal is to provide our patients with healthy, predictable and long-term dentistry.
- 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 Belcaro CO Residents
Our goal is to help parents achieve and maintain excellent oral health for their children.
We will gently examine your child's teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken to reveal decay and check on the development of your child's permanent teeth (under the gums). We may clean your child's teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most important of all, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child's teeth.
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.
Here are some "First Visit" tips:
- Take your child for a "preview" of the office.
- Read books with them about going to the dentist.
- Review with them that the dentist will most likely be looking, touching and counting.
- Speak positively about your own dental experiences.
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.