Sedation Dentistry in Denver

Many people dread going to the dentist for various reasons, including; negative past experiences, anxiety, fear of dental pain, etc. At Aspen Dental, our goal is to help all of our patients feel comfortable in our office and help them create a positive relationship with seeing a dentist for dental work. To accomplish this goal, we have made it a priority to create a comfortable and relaxing environment and get to know our patients to help them in any possible way we can. We offer sedation dentistry to help our patients relax during their visits in our dental chairs. The sedation services vary from laughing gas, intravenous (IV) sedation, and general anesthesia.

Dental Anxiety is Common

We understand that dental procedures can be a source of great anxiety and stress for some patients. Our friendly and experienced staff is here to help ease the concerns commonly associated with going to the dentist. We will use the correct sedation techniques to ensure every patient is completely comfortable during their whole procedure. With some methods, you will wake up afterward with absolutely no memory of the procedure. 

If you suffer from dental anxiety, we encourage you to give us a call or come meet with us to discuss and determine which type of sedation is best for you. 

You Need Someone You Can Trust

A certified registered nurse anesthetist administers our sedation techniques to ensure your comfort and safety. Your anesthetist will meet with you to review your medical history before the procedure. During this time, they will also answer any questions or address concerns that you may have about the anesthesia or your procedure. You can trust our anesthetist to help you make the best decision when it comes to your sedation. 

Sedation Options

  • Laughing gas: the minor form of sedation is laughing gas. To become relaxed, the patient needs to breathe in the laughing gas, mixed with oxygen, through a nose mask. Patients will remain completely awake and aware but feel relaxed through this sedation. 
  • Intravenous (IV) Sedation: through the use of an IV, you will be able to reach deep and complete relaxation. Many patients who take advantage of IV sedation become entirely relaxed and eventually fall asleep. During your procedure with IV sedation, your vitals are monitored constantly. Patients who choose IV sedation must know that they cannot drive after their procedure. It is required that someone picks them up and takes them to their desired destination. 
  • General Anesthesia: general anesthesia can be given in many different forms, such as breathing it in, medication, and intravenous. If you require or choose to have general anesthesia, we will speak with you about each one of your options and help you select the best one. 

Monitoring For Your Safety

Your comfort and safety are most important when using sedation dentistry in our office. We promise that you will be monitored and cared for through the use of any sedation. 


Even after your procedure, the Aspen Dental team is committed to your recovery—we will make ourselves available to answer your questions any time of the day. 


Sedation is for Everyone


Dental fear and anxiety can get in the way of you having a positive and productive visit to the dentist. Book an appointment with our team today if you’re looking for a premier sedation dental experience or have any questions about sedation dentistry in Denver, Colorado. We are more than happy to help you learn more about each available sedation option and help you decide which one is best for you and your circumstances. We look forward to working with you!