Poudre Valley Family Dental
A Great Dentist
  • “So glad that my husband and I have Dr. Gray and his staff for our dental care. We have been under Dr. Gray's care for minor and not-so-minor procedures for the past 2 years and have been very happy with the excellent, up-to-date dentistry and compassionate care. Dr. Gray's friendly and efficient office staff and dental assistants contribute to our confidence in what has been outstanding dental care.” - A

  • “Wonderful office and great experience! Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable and explained everything! Exactly what I was Looking for in a dentist!!” - A

  • “Always a pleasure to visit Dr. Gray's office. Cleanings are thorough and comfortable and the staff is friendly and professional. Desired appointments are easy to obtain and kept on time.” - D

  • “Poudre Valley Family Dental Rocks. They are always personable and friendly. The staff all call me by name when I walk in the door and they ask me about my family and work. I never feel rushed out the door, and yet they are always prompt and timely. It's like visiting with friends every 6 months. I highly recommend making these guys your dental team!” - E

What is involved in having dental work done under sedation?

Before your appointment, Dr. Gray will sit down with you and review your health history, discuss the treatment to be provided, and provide detailed instructions for before and after your sedation dentistry appointment.  You will also receive prescriptions for the medications needed before and during the appointment.  You will need someone to drive you to and from your sedation appointment and to stay with you after your appointment.

What To Expect While Under Sedation

During your dental procedure, you will be monitored for heart rhythm, pulse, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and respiration (breathing).  Dr. Gray monitors more vital signs than required by dental regulations to ensure you remain safe as well as comfortable.  You will be capable of responding to commands during the procedure but in most cases will sleep during the procedure and not remember anything about the dental work.  When the procedure is finished, we bring you out of the sedated state, evaluate your vital signs, awareness, and dexterity, and when you meet certain criteria, your ride can bring you home.  Dr. Gray will give you a call that evening to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.

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