Keene Smiles - Gregory D. Keene, DMD - Sedation Dentistry has Never Been So Relaxing!
What is Sedation Dentistry?
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Patients who are apprehensive about receiving dental treatment often avoid going to the dentist. Ultimately, this avoidance can lead to advanced disease and the need for expensive treatments that could have been avoided.
Sedation Dentistry provides a safe, effective way to alleviate dental anxiety and provide patients with the treatment they need.
Dr. Greg Keene is a Lafayette sedation dentist who is compassionate and cares about his patients desires.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
There are several different types of sedation dentistry; Dr. Keene utilizes one of the most common forms known as Oral Sedation Dentistry.
Oral sedation dentistry is now the most common technique used in the United States to quell patient fears. It makes use of a prescription medication that induces a drowsy, relaxed feeling. We administer this medication orally (no needles!). Due to the relaxing effects of the medication, patients must have a friend or family member bring them to the dental office and return them home.
During sedation dentistry, patient's vital signs are monitored. We like our patients to know that often times, they have such a comfortable, relaxed experience that many of them remember very little of the visit. In reality, oral sedation dentistry maintains a level of consciousness in the patient for safety and cooperation.
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Sedation Dentistry is an excellent method of treatment for patients who have any of the following concerns:
- Dental Anxiety/Fear of going to the Dentist
- Difficulty Getting Numb
- Very Sensitive Teeth
- Extensive Dental Needs
- Discomfort with Needles and Shots
Alternatives to Sedation Dentistry
Sedation Dentistry is not for everyone. In fact, many of our patients with some dental anxiety decide not to use Sedation Dentistry. These patients often tell us that our caring, gentle approach provides them with a relaxing, pleasant experience even without sedation. The choice is really yours.
Please contact us to see if Sedation Dentistry may be appropriate for you. We will gladly discuss your needs in an understanding way.
Qualified and Experienced
Doctor Greg Keene is a different kind of dentist. His use of advanced dental technology combines with a gentle style that will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.
A doctoral graduate of the prestigious University of Florida School of Dentistry, Dr. Keene continues to attend advanced continuing education, concentrating on cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and occlusion (or bite relationship.) Yet, despite his extensive focus on clinical dentistry, Dr. Keene takes the time to get to know each and every patient one on one, helping you make informed choices about your dental health.
Dr. Keene comes from a family of medical professionals. Both his father and great grandfather were dentists, and his grandfather was an optometrist. Dr. Keene and his wife, Jaimee, have two children and love raising a family in our beautiful state.
Greg Keene, DMD is an active member of the following organizations: Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Society, Boulder County Dental Society and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
Dr. Greg Keene provides sedation dentistry in Lafayette, Colorado and the surrounding communities.
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