Periodontal care, like any sort of dental care, continues to grow and evolves based on new technology and techniques being introduced over time. Our team at Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists follow these changing trends closely, and they pay close attention to the latest instruments that could change the quality of the care they offer to their patients. Get in touch with our periodontal office to learn more about our state-of-the-art advanced dental services and technology in Colorado Springs, CO before you schedule your next appointment.
When you have a severe phobia of dental care, or if you would have trouble sitting still for a lengthy procedure, we can talk to you about using IV sedation during your visit. The sedative will be injected into your bloodstream, and we can adjust the levels as needed throughout your appointment. You’ll be so relaxed that you night not even remember the treatment. However, you will not be unconscious; in fact, you’ll be perfectly capable of answering questions and following simple instructions.
If you have a fear of needles, oral conscious sedation is a good alternative to IV sedation. About an hour before your appointment, you’ll take some prescribed medication. (It will start to take effect before you get to our periodontal office, so make sure that there’s someone else to drive you.) By the time the treatment starts, you’ll be in a state where you hardly care about what’s going on around you. The effects will linger after the procedure, so plan to spend the rest of the day recovering at home.
For patients who feel nervous about the prospect of periodontal treatment, nitrous oxide is a relaxing aid that can help make even lengthy procedures very smooth. The process is simple – once you’re in the treatment chair, a nasal mask is provided. After a few minutes of breathing in the nitrous oxide, you'll feel content and at ease. Better yet, these results also wear off quickly once the treatment is complete, which means that patients can return to their regular routines and even drive themselves without extensive downtime.