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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.

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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 nitrous oxide, oral sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation.

Frequently Asked Sedation Dentistry Questions

We provide sedation dentistry so that you can receive the dental treatment you need in comfort.

Dental anxiety is extremely common. It is estimated that in the U.S. alone, up to 40 million people avoid going to the dentist out of fear. We understand that the reasons for this can vary substantially, ranging from sensitive teeth to prior bad experiences. However, avoiding dental treatment can have long-term consequences for both your oral health and your day-to-day life.

An aching tooth or bleeding gums may be a sign of periodontal disease that, if left untreated, could lead to tooth loss and jawbone atrophy. Crooked or missing teeth can leave patients feeling self-conscious enough to avoid photos or family functions as well as make eating and speaking challenging.

We provide sedation dentistry so that you can receive the dental treatment you need in comfort. We deliver these medications before or during your appointment in order to help you relax.

We offer several different sedation dentistry options at Summerbrook Dental Group, including:

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered through a mask over the nose. Patients remain awake but relaxed. Since the effects of nitrous oxide wear off immediately, patients can drive themselves home following their procedure.

Oral Sedation

This medication is typically taken about an hour beforehand or even the night before treatment.

While patients will remain conscious, they usually do not have any memory of the visit. Oral sedation can impair your ability to drive safely, so you should schedule a friend or loved one to take you to and from your appointment.

IV Sedation

This option is administered intravenously and offers a fast-acting, deep level of sedation. Dr. Craig often recommends IV sedation for especially anxious patients or those who are undergoing more extensive procedures. Patients receiving IV sedation must have someone who can drive them home after their appointment.

When patients elect to receive sedation dentistry, we can often perform multiple procedures in a single appointment. Reducing your number of visits can save you time and money.

Although many patients qualify for sedation dentistry, we typically recommend it for those who:

  • Have a low pain threshold
  • Cannot sit still for extended periods of time
  • Have sensitive teeth
  • Have a bad gag reflex
  • Need a significant amount of dental work

Unfortunately, sedation dentistry is not appropriate for everyone. If you suffer from sleep apnea, snoring or any other condition that interferes with breathing, we may suggest other options to keep you comfortable in the office. Your dentist can review your options during your consultation.

“I’m originally from California and I despise the dentist and everything associated with it. Needless to say, I took a chance and came in for a cleaning and regular maintenance. Wow, it was like being in Disneyland and here I was a small child, unafraid and relaxed. No Dental Institution has ever made me feel more accommodated and less of a nuisance. Since calling me old fashioned but I don’t like anyone in my mouth unless we are dating or a grandparent of mine. This is genuinely my truth visit them yourself to get your own.” ~ Azali Akili A.

We’ve Got Your Stunning Smile Covered.


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. Craig welcomes patients from Aurora, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Delmar Parkway, Englewood, Lakewood, Mission Viejo and neighboring areas.

Compassionate 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.


  • 14991 E Hampden Ave #370
    Aurora, CO 80014


  • (303) 502-9420



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