Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Sedation dentistry, also known as “twilight” or “sleep” dentistry, is used to help patients find optimal comfort during and after their procedures. Sedation dentistry may be performed with oral medications, nitrous oxide, or intravenously (IV sedation), all of which enjoy an impressive safety record. It should be kept in mind that not every type of sedative is … Continued

Your Guide to Sedation Dentistry at DeWitt Dental Associates

Sedation dentistry is used to calm anxious patients, to help quell dental phobia, and to provide comfort and relaxation during longer procedures. The type of sedation used for your procedure will be dependent on a variety of factors including your anticipated level of discomfort and your personal preferences. Before suggesting a specific method of sedation dentistry, … Continued

Use Your Benefits Before Year’s End

If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA), now is the best time to schedule dental care. Most FSA and HSA plans reset at the beginning of the year, taking with them any unused money. To avoid losing money that you have saved for health care expenses, it is … Continued

Deep Dental Sedation

In most cases, sedation dentistry refers to one of two things: Oral sedation, which is accomplished with prescription medication Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas” These types of dental sedation work quite well for many patients, enabling those who struggle with issues such as dental phobia, sensitive teeth, or TMJ to enjoy a pain … Continued

Top Three Questions to Ask Your Dentist about Sedation Dentistry

At DeWitt Dental Associates, our dentists and team want you to be able to enjoy a relaxing experience each time you visit our office. If dental care makes you anxious or uncomfortable, you may avoid going to your routine dental appointments. If this sounds like you, you may be a great candidate for sedation dentistry. Schedule … Continued

INFOGRAPHIC: Who Can Get Sedation Dentistry?

If you have a fear or increased anxiety at just the thought of going to the dentist, then sedation dentistry may be right for you. However, there are several other kinds of patients that may be a good candidate for this dentistry technique. Check out our infographic that illustrates this point. If you are in the Cherry … Continued

Quiz: Do You Fear The Dentist?

If you’re anxious about your next dentist appointment, it can inhibit the overall health of your mouth. Especially if this anxiety is resulting in you rescheduling or canceling your appointments. Take our quiz to find out if you have some level of fear of the dentist, or anxiety about dental procedures. To help calm our … Continued

What is Sedation Dentistry?

You are not alone if you have some level of fear of the dentist. Like many of our Denver patients, you may even avoid the dentist due to this anxiety. That’s where sedation dentistry can help. However, many people don’t fully know or understand what sedation dentistry is. Dr. Michael DeWitt wants to explain what sedation dentistry … Continued

Tips for a Stress-Free Dental Visit

Do you have anxiety or fear of the dentist? Nearly 30 million people avoid seeing the dentist due to this anxiety. However, our experienced dentists in Denver recommend you see them at least twice a year for check-ups and routine cleanings. So, how can you create a stress-free dental visit? Sedation dentistry may be the answer for … Continued