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Overcome Dental Fear With Anxiety Reduction

At Springs Dentist, we understand patients may sometimes experience anxiety or even actual fear during dental appointments. It’s important to manage these feelings, as they can prevent you from getting the care you need to maintain great oral health and overall health. Whether you feel stressed due to prior bad experiences or concerns over discomfort, we’ll help you relax with anxiety reduction in Colorado Springs.

Enjoy a stress-free visit with:

  • A dentist who takes the time to answer all your questions and clearly explain your treatment options
  • Patient-friendly technology like dental lasers and digital teeth impressions, so your care is always comfortable
  • Comforts like pillows, blankets, and headphones to help you relax
  • The option of receiving laughing gas to further calm you

We Soothe Your Nerves With Personalized Visits & Laughing Gas

Some patients feel anxious because they’ve received dental treatment in the past without understanding all their options or even why treatment was needed. You’ll never feel rushed or confused at our office. Dr. Craig Sommer works closely with you to create a customized plan to address your dental issues. With our intraoral camera, he can show you exactly what is going on in your mouth. The camera also helps him examine you with less poking and prodding.

If you’re nervous or worried about discomfort, we can administer laughing gas. When breathed in through a small mask worn over your nose, it quickly helps you feel calm and comfortable. No injections are needed! It’s our preferred method of relaxing you because:

  • You Remain Relaxed but Alert – Unlike some other methods of relaxation, you’ll remain aware of what is going on and will be easily able to communicate with us
  • Its Effects Don’t Linger – Once you stop breathing it, you’ll feel like yourself within minutes. You’ll be able to drive yourself home
  • We Can Adjust the Amount You Receive – We can easily increase or reduce the amount you’re ingesting during treatment to maintain the appropriate level of relaxation
  • It Has a Long Safety Record – Laughing gas has been used by dentists for more than 150 years. It has virtually no side effects

No matter which kind of dental implants you receive, Dr. Sommer will numb your mouth with local anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout your procedures. If you’re nervous or worried about discomfort, you can also receive laughing gas.

For relaxing dental care with our anxiety reduction services, call 719-632-3591.

Questions About
Anxiety Reduction


Why would I need laughing gas?

The number one reason to try laughing gas is for overcoming dental anxiety so you can get the high-quality dental care you deserve. Other reasons for trying laughing gas include to help minimize a gag reflex or to break a habit of constant fidgeting in order to be able to sit still long enough for treatment. Ultimately, laughing gas can help make your experience more enjoyable and your procedure more efficient.

How do you relieve dental anxiety?

We explain every aspect of your treatment and answer all your questions so you know exactly what to expect. We can also provide comfort amenities like pillows, blankets, and headphones to help you achieve a blissful state of mind. If you still feel anxious, laughing gas can relax you.

Can laughing gas help with dental anxiety?

Absolutely! You will feel calm and relaxed within minutes of inhaling it through a small mask over your nose. We can easily adjust the amount of gas you receive during your treatment to ensure you stay comfortable the entire time. If dental anxiety is one of the obstacles you’re facing to dental care, laughing gas can definitely help ease your nerves.