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, sometimes referred to as Sleep Dentistry, provides a safe, effective way to alleviate dental anxiety and provide patients with the treatment they need.
Dr. Marc Alber is a Boulder sedation dentist who is compassionate and cares about his patients' desires. "We're not judgmental at all. Our job is to make our patients as comfortable as possible, both physically and emotionally, which means all of us here go to great lengths to show them that we genuinely care about every appointment they have with us."
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, the medications create such a comfortable experience that many of them do not remember the visit; it is as if they slept through the treatment. In reality, oral sedation dentistry maintains a level of consciousness in the patient for safety and cooperation.
Sedation Dentistry is an excellent method of treatment for patients who have any of the following concerns:
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.
Boulder Dental Group
2919 Valmont Road
Boulder, CO 80301
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM • Monday*
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM • Tuesday - Thursday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM • Friday
* - Every Third Monday
Dr. Marc Alber was one of the first dentists in the State of Colorado to become State Certified in Oral Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Alber is proud of this achievement to support and practice this type of dentistry!
Dr. Alber earned his doctorate from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, and each year he continues to study the latest advancements in clinical dentistry. His use of the latest in technology - including CEREC one-visit restorations, digital x-ray technology, and conscious sedation - will help you and your family maintain beautiful smiles for a lifetime.
He and his wife, Nikki, have two children and enjoy being an active part of our local community.
Boulder Dental Group provides sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry in Boulder, Colorado and the surrounding communities.
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