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Sedation Dentistry

Anxious about dentist appointments? Afraid of the pain associated with some forms of dental work? You may be experiencing dental anxiety.

Dental anxiety can make you avoid dental care, which can result in serious health issues. Sedation dentistry can help you relax.

Dr. Steven Krendl of Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton, CO, offers various levels of sedation to help make treatment calm and painless.

When Sedation Dentistry Can Help

If you have experienced any of the following issues regarding dentist visits, please contact our dentist to discuss using sedation to make your dental appointment at our Littleton, CO, practice more pleasant. It is his mission to provide best-in-class dental care to every patient.

Anxiety about Dental Work

Fear of pain is normal, as is the worry that your dentist may find a serious oral health issue. Dr. Krendl can offer sedation to calm your mind.

Unpleasant Experiences in the Past

Some patients remember bad experiences with previous dentists. Dr. Krendl will do everything he can to make you comfortable, including administering deep sedation that will leave you with no memory of your procedure. 

Problems Sitting Still

If you have a medical condition that makes sitting for long periods painful or controlling movements difficult, sedation dentistry can help calm your body and eliminate aches from sitting.

Fear of Needles

Even gentle anesthetic injections for routine dentistry procedures can cause patient anxiety. Dr. Krendl is a compassionate dentist who offers needle-free sedation options for relaxation.

Sensitive Gag Reflex

This reflex can occur when your dentist touches sensitive areas in your mouth, making exams and treatment very difficult for all involved. A sedative prescribed by Dr. Krendl can help curb this reaction.

Is a Sensitive Gag Reflex Common?

If you have a sensitive gag reflex, you are not alone. Many people have this condition, which can be caused by stress or physical touch. 

Please tell Dr. Krendl if you have experienced a gag reflex during previous dental visits so he can form a sedation plan to make you more comfortable.

Sedation Dentistry: Addressing Dental Anxiety

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Dr. Krendl is IV sedation-certified. He offers three types of sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation, to help calm your nerves and provide you with a better dental experience.

Don't Ignore Your Dental Health Due to Fear Contact Dr. Krendl about Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Steven Krendl has been treating patients in the Littleton, CO, area with superior dental care since 2004, while our practice has been serving the Littleton community for over 40 years. He uses the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment tools in dentistry to provide his patients with safe, precise, and comfortable appointments.

If you are experiencing pain or have not had an exam or cleaning in a long time due to anxiety, Dr. Krendl would love to discuss how sedation dentistry can help your mind and body remain peaceful during your dental health visit. 

Use our online contact form today to schedule a no-pressure appointment or feel free to call us anytime. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Dr. Steven Krendl
Dr. Steven Krendl

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Steve Poos-Benson

Littleton, CO


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I had a great experience with Colorado Dental Arts. The staff is friendly, attentive, and professional. Dr. Krendal is a highly skilled and professional Dentist. When I left I had my teeth squeaky clean! Five star recommendation.

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Jeffrey Segura

Littleton, CO


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Amazing place to go! I was very nervous in the beginning and now it’s a happy experience to get my dental services done

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Nitrous Oxide Mild Sedation with No Lingering Side Effects

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Sedation can ease fears of pain and make you feel peaceful and relaxed.

Why Choose Dr. Krendl for Sedation Dentistry


Dr. Krendl has over 15 years of experience providing his patients with comfortable, effective treatment.

A Friendly Face

Dr. Krendl is trained in many aspects of dentistry, including surgery. If you need sedation, he administers it himself so there is no need to see a specialist you've never met before.

Flexible Hours

Dental emergencies can happen at any time. Dr. Krendl offers late evening and weekend appointments to make your life easier, and sedation is always available if you need it.

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Marilyn Pineda

Littleton, CO


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Had a usual cleaning. Stella is the best! She makes me comfortable and shares the information I need to hear.

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Amy Jensen

Littleton, CO


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This is the most wonderful place, I can’t say enough. Dr. Krendall is very experienced, professional, and friendly. I could not have found a better dentist. The assistants and office staff are kind and helpful in all aspects. I was very pleased with the entire experience.

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Can I Relax without Sedation?

It is possible you can reduce anxiety yourself during minor procedures like exams or cleanings. But please let Dr. Krendl know if you would like to try sedation to make your procedure more comfortable at any time. Self-soothing techniques include:

Discussing Concerns

Tell Dr. Krendl or his staff about your fears. Just talking about it could help you relax. And never feel embarrassed to ask for sedation if you begin to feel uncomfortable.


Listening to music through headphones or keeping an object in your hand like a stress ball can keep your mind off the sound of dental instruments or mild discomfort.


Many patients find that focusing on deep breathing in the dental chair can be very relaxing. Apps are available for guided meditations as well.

Dr. Steven Krendl

Colorado Dental Arts

Dr. Steven Krendl and the team at Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton, CO, offer comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and family dentistry. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • Fellow at The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Graduate of The Misch International Implant Institute

To make dental treatment as accessible as possible, we offer late-night and weekend appointments. Schedule a visit by contacting us online or calling (303) 978-9572.

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