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Dental Sedation in Colorado Springs, CO

The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry

At Tuttle Family Dentistry, we know that a dental appointment is not everyone’s idea of a good time. And that’s why we offer both laughing gas sedation and oral conscious sedation for all patients.

Sedation dentistry has a lot of great benefits. First, it helps you overcome feelings of anxiety and fear that may otherwise stop you from getting the treatment you need. Even if you have dental anxiety, you can get expert care from Dr. Tuttle and Dr. Colt. 

With sedation, also feel more comfortable in the dentist’s chair, which is very important for long appointments that may take 2+ hours. You can relax throughout your entire procedure, and get through it more easily.

Sedation dentistry can also help improve your pain tolerance, mitigate fear of needles such as numbing needles, and even impair your gag reflex. Interested in these benefits? Contact Tuttle Family Dentistry now to schedule your appointment.

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Oral Conscious Sedation After-Effects

Oral conscious sedation has much longer after-effects than nitrous oxide sedation. Your reflexes and decision-making abilities will be impaired for up to 4-6 hours or longer, so you cannot drive yourself home. You will need to bring someone with you to our office who can drive you home and make sure you get home safely.

As you recover and the sedation wears off, you may feel nauseated, confused, dizzy, or have dry mouth. You may also feel drowsy and fatigued. Once you get home, take it easy for the rest of the day and relax. As time goes on, these effects will fade.