End dental fear and anxiety with sedation as you relax in our Grand Junction office.

Here at Grand Dental, our number one concern is that you are comfortable. We want to provide painless and anxiety-free dental care. Many people suffer from fear, stress or anxiety. If you have significant fear or anxiety about going to the dentist, sedation dentistry may be just what you need! We make it as easy as possible. By simply taking a pill you can snooze through your dental appointment. You don’t have to worry about having an IV placed. With sedation, your procedure will be so quick and painless that you won’t even remember your appointment! Your Grand Junction, CO dentist understands this, so he provides affordable treatment in a comfortable environment. Dr. Benefield offers sedation dentistry to fearful patients. Stress-free procedures are possible via sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide gas (inhalation sedation) or sedative pills (oral sedation). At Grand Dental, your individual and personal treatment is most important.

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Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry

Here at Grand Dental, our mission is to provide expert dental care free from fear, pain, or anxiety. Our dental professionals use techniques that provide the most comfortable dental care. You may find that sedation dentistry is the most comfortable and relaxing solution to your fears and anxiety. Our dental professionals have years of experience in sedation dentistry and have a wide variety of sedation techniques to make your dental visit comfortable and painless. Most important is what is comfortable and ultimately what is best for you. Our dental professionals will meet personally with you to examine your individual needs. Together we’ll offer the most appropriate options.

Sedation dentistry may be a good option for individuals who have had:

  • Bad dental experiences in the past
  • Past dental trauma
  • Discomfort experienced while in the treatment chair
  • Need for multiple procedures to be performed in one appointment

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is a mild sedative recommended for patients with mild to moderate anxiety. The gas is administered through a mask placed over your nose. You are conscious throughout the procedure, but you may feel a little groggy. The sedative effects disappear almost as soon as the gas is turned off.

Oral Sedation

Dental sedation eliminates anxiety and makes your experience pleasant. It also helps the dentist perform work quickly and efficiently. With the patient under sedation, procedures that require two or more trips to the dentist can now be done in one appointment. Oral sedation is recommended for patients who may easily gag or those with chronic dental anxiety. You take a pill about an hour before your appointment, so you are relaxed during the procedure. Patients have different reactions to oral sedatives, and the effects may last longer for some people. Dr. Benefield determines the correct dosage depending on your medical history and current medications taken. He also monitors your vital signs during the procedure to ensure safety.

Do You Fear Going to the Dentist?

Complete Dental Care in Our Office


Are you worried about needing dental work, but anxious and fearful about the dental visit? There are many reasons people hesitate going to the dentist and pain is the most obvious one. Because dentist appointments can be a scary experience, many patient’s problems only worsen by waiting to receive treatment. All of our patients that request sedation during dental work are pleasantly surprised. This stress-free option comforts those who have anxieties. We pride ourselves on creating a relaxed atmosphere and providing comforting results. Here, at Grand Dental, we use two forms of sedation dentistry; nitrous oxide and oral sedation. Each one has it’s own unique purpose. We work with you to decide the best option. Your medical history and current medications contribute to which form of sedation dentistry we use. Make your next appointment at Grand Dental a stress-free one. Call (970) 243-8580 today or click here to schedule a consultation.