Dr. Jim Craig

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No Anxiety

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No Pain

Your Dental Anxiety May Be Costing You More Than You Know

Do you put off dental work for fear of pain?

Are your dental issues worsening because you are fearful of going to the dentist?

Would you rather endure the agony of a toothache than step foot in a dentist’s office?

Do you skip routine dental appointments or ignore dental pain because of fear or anxiety?

Don’t let anxiety steal your dental health or prevent you from having the smile of your dreams!

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Overcome Your Fear
In Just Three Steps

Step 1


Give us a call to
schedule your sedation dentistry appointment

Step 2


Relax in sedated comfort snuggled in a cozy lap blanket while we perform your procedure in a pain & stress free environment.

Step 3


Enjoy your beautiful Smile and relax with the knowledge that your dental health is secure.

Schedule Your Appointment
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Call (303) 502-9420

Your Aurora Sedation Dentist

If you struggle with dental phobia, a visit to the dentist’s office can be quite overwhelming. Those who are particularly anxious about the dentist tend to avoid the care they need, and their oral health can suffer. At Summerbrook Dental Group in Aurora, CO, we have created an atmosphere where you can feel entirely comfortable. To put your mind at ease, Dr. Jim Craig provides a full range of sedation dentistry options. You can choose from laughing gas, oral sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation.

Frequently Asked Sedation Dentistry Questions

Anxiety about going to the dentist is a prevalent problem. It is believed that just in the United States, some 40 million people actively avoid the dentist because of anxiety.

Although there are a variety of reasons for this fear, including previous bad experiences and sensitive teeth, avoiding the dentist can lead to long-term problems for your teeth and also your daily life.

Ignoring a symptom such as bleeding gums or a painful tooth might mean overlooking periodontal disease. Left untreated this can result in tooth loss as well as jawbone atrophy.

Missing or problematic teeth can make patients feel self-conscious enough to avoid family functions or photos, and also make speaking and eating more of a challenge.

We offer sedation dentistry to allow you to have the dental treatment you need comfortably. These medications will be given before or during the appointment to relax you.

Sedation can be minimal, where you are awake but relaxed, moderate, where you might slur your words and not remember the procedure, deep, where you are almost unconscious, or general, where you are unconscious.

There are a number of different sedation dentistry options to choose from, including the following:

Oral Sedation

This medication is usually taken an hour or so before the treatment, or even the night prior. Patients stay conscious but won’t have any memory of their visit. It is important to have a friend or loved one to bring you to your appointment and drive you home, since oral sedation can impair the ability to drive safely.

Laughing Gas

Laughing gas is given through a mask worn over the nose. The patient will stay awake but feel relaxed. The effects of laughing gas wear off straight away so it is safe to drive yourself to and from the procedure.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is given intravenously and this option gives a deep, fast-acting level of sedation. This option is best for patients undergoing extensive procedures or those who are especially anxious. Those having IV sedation must not drive themselves home after their procedure.

If a patient chooses to have sedation dentistry, it is usually possible to perform several procedures in one appointment. Having to make fewer visits can also save you time and money.

Sedation dentistry is recommended for a number of dental patients, including those who:

  • Have sensitive teeth
  • Need a lot of dental work
  • Have a low pain threshold
  • Have a bad gag reflex
  • Are unable to sit still for extended periods

Sedation dentistry is not right for everyone though. Those suffering from obesity, snoring, sleep apnea or a condition that interferes with breathing typically won’t qualify.

There are other ways to stay comfortable during the visit though, which your dentist can advise you about during your consultation.


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Pain-Free Dentistry In Aurora


Dr. Jim Craig did his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University in Provo Utah and graduated from dental school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Craig served briefly as a student professor at the University of Missouri Dental School, where he taught courses in Clinical Dentistry, Biochemistry and Histology. Dr. Craig and his wife, Angela, are the proud parents of six great kids. Dr. Craig and his family love the outdoors and are constantly in search of the perfect campsite, mountain biking trail or rock to climb.

Dr. Hannah Puritz is originally from Long Island, NY and studied Chemistry at the University of Rochester. She attended dental school at Boston University. Following dental school, Dr. Puritz completed a General Practice Residency with New York Medical College. Dr. Puritz has enjoyed working on her Spanish proficiency and treating patients of all ages and backgrounds. She is happy to be living in Colorado with her husband, Joel, finally living together after being in a long-distance relationship for 9 years due to her schooling and his military obligations. Outside of work, Dr. Puritz enjoys spending time baking, snowboarding and playing with her puppy!

Compassionate Sedation Dental Care For Everyone

For a Lifetime of Dental Health

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OUR Sedation Dentistry Team

From procedure to sedation method, you will experience a team of friendly caring people to make you feel at ease in our welcoming and safe environment.

OUR Sedation Dentistry Methods

Laughing gas: relaxes you without putting you to sleep. As you gently inhale the gas, it will quickly act to start relaxing you.

Oral sedation: giving oral medications to help you relax before a procedure. Be awake while still feeling relaxed.

Other options: including anti-anxiety medications that are inhaled, given by injections, or given intravenously.

OUR Cost

We offer a variety of payment options and we accept most insurance plans. We are committed to providing excellent and affordable care to you and your family. Our staff will be happy to work with you to make payment arrangements best suited to your budget.Please visit our financing page to find the best option for your situation.

Are you ready to enjoy your best dental health
and a gorgeous smile without fear?

Prepare to be amazed by how well sedation dentistry works and how quickly and easily the time goes by.
We are a premier dental facility, that utilizes the latest techniques and state-of-the-art technology to
help our patients obtain a beautiful, healthy smile with minimal discomfort or stress.

Don’t keep suffering unnecessarily, restore your confidence and health today.
Our highly trained support staff will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns about the use of sedation.


Summerbrook Dental, offers sedation dentistry in Aurora and the surrounding cities, including Centennial, Central Park, Cherry Creek, Denver, Englewood, Gateway, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Green Valley Ranch, Heather Gardens, Montbello, Northfield, Parker, Park Hill & more.

  • 14991 E Hampden Ave #370
    Aurora, CO 80014


  • (303) 502-9420



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  • 14991 E Hampden Ave #370
    Aurora, CO 80014


  • (303) 502-9420