Understanding Dental Sedation Options

Visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience, but there are ways to make your appointment more comfortable. Sedation dentistry is an option available to those who need help managing anxiety during their dental visit. There are different types of sedation available, and it’s important to understand which one is right for you. Let’s break…

Less Is More At Boulder County Smiles In Lafayette

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There are significant new developments in Colorado dentistry: stronger, natural-looking materials; improved techniques; more effective diagnostic methods; and more precise instruments. Combine these with the experience and expertise of Dr. Gordon West and you’re left with less of what used to make people dread going to the dentist. Less Pain Improved painkillers, lasers, and innovative…

Is Grandpa Smiling?

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How are Americans doing when it comes to the dental health of the 65+ population? The Good News: The rate of cavities in the elderly has decreased in the past thirty years.1 The Bad News: 25% of persons age 65+ have no remaining teeth2 Nearly 20% have untreated cavities3 10% of adults 65 and over…

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation during dental treatment helps you feel relaxed, comfortable, and relaxed during the dental procedure. It’s a moderate level of sedation, so you’re still technically awake but it feels a bit uninteresting. It is sometimes called conscious sedation or “twilight sleep” because it creates a state of short-term amnesia (forgetting) where you feel a sense of insensitivity of pain without loss of consciousness. Who needs sedation dentistry? People of all ages can benefit from sedation dentistry, including children.…