Relieving Dental Anxiety

Relax Into Your Dental Care

Highlands Ranch Smiles : Relieving Dental Anxiety in Colorado

We understand – dental care can be nerve-wracking! If you’re scared to be seen by the dentist, don’t let your fear ruin your smile! At Highlands Ranch Smiles, we’re committed to providing great dental care in an environment that will help you relax, relieving dental anxiety, and make your dental care something easy and worry-free!

Our Staff Can Help!

For many patients scared about dental care, it all comes down to fear of a lecture or judgment from the staff. You don’t need to worry about that at our office! We practice nonjudgmental care and constant compassion for our patients. We love being able to help patients feel at ease, whether it’s just for a cleaning or a complicated appointment!

Drs. Haynes and McKeever are well regarded for their great chairside manner, and they will never judge or shame you about your oral health. We all care about your dental care and your impression of it, and we want to make you smile with health and confidence in your choice of visiting our practice!

Our Comfort Options Can Help!

Sometimes you just need something to take your mind off of your care and help you relax. We offer a variety of comfort solutions to make your visit more enjoyable!

  • Private operatories help make your experience personal and non-invasive – we wouldn’t want to sit in an open bay of seats, so we shouldn’t make you do it!
  • Longer appointments can help you relax and feel comfortable before we start your dental work. You’ll get a chance to talk to your dentist, hygienist, and assistant for a while – that can help you relax, too!
  • Blankets and pillows are both available to help you feel comfortable in our dentist chairs. Sometimes the room can just be too chilly!
  • Ceiling-mounted televisions can provide a great distraction! We can also give you some noise-cancelling headphones to help block out the noise of your dental procedures! Music is also available, and so are movies!
  • Coffee, tea, water, and other drinks are available – you can relax and get comfortable in our waiting room before your appointment!

Sedation Can Help!

For patients who just can’t relax, we have sedation options available! Sometimes a phobia or anxiety can get the best of you, but we still want to help!

  • Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a great way to relax for shorter procedures. We put a nosepiece on you and turn on a steady flow of gas, and within minutes you’ll feel relaxed and carefree! The best part about laughing gas is that the second it’s turned off it wears off, so you won’t be stuck feeling woozy and disoriented after your appointment!
  • Oral sedation is best for patients who are especially nervous or for those undergoing longer procedures. We’ll prescribe you a pill that you take prior to your appointment, and by the time you arrive in our office you’ll already be feeling the effects! This sedative is quite a bit stronger, so we’ll require that you have someone available to bring you in and drive you home. You might even fall asleep in the chair!

We’re committed to providing you dental care that won’t leave you frightened or anxious, and we’ll do what it takes to make your visit a good one! If you’ve been avoiding dental care due to fear, don’t wait any longer when we can make your experience a good one! For relieving dental anxiety in Colorado, call our office today at 720-644-8186 or schedule an appointment using our online form!

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