At Butterman Dental, we strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

That’s why we use Nitrous Oxide for patients who would like to be more at ease during dental treatment. Otherwise known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe. During dental procedures involving nitrous oxide, patients are able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions.

“I have been afraid of dentists all my life. It wasn’t until becoming a patient of Dr. Butterman’s that it changed. Dr. Butterman is a talented dentist. He is knowledgeable, considerate and gentle. His staff is also considerate and patient-oriented. Now, when I go to this dentist office I know I will laugh while my teeth get the best care.”


Advantages of Nitrous Oxide:

  • The desired effect of nitrous oxide can be increased or decreased at any time.
  • There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
  • Nitrous Oxide is safe (if you have emphysema, exotic chest problems, M.S., a cold or other difficulties with breathing, you may not be a candidate for nitrous oxide).
  • Nitrous Oxide is effective in minimizing gagging.
  • Nitrous Oxide works rapidly because it reaches the brain within 20 seconds. Its relaxation and pain-killing properties are noticeable in just two minutes.

For our more anxious patients, we use Oral Sedation to reach a deeper level of relaxation. While under oral sedation, patients are awake and responsive; however, patients are extremely relaxed and have little sense of time or of the dental procedures that are being performed.

If dental anxiety is preventing you from getting the care you need, contact us to find out how sedation dentistry can put your mind at ease.

Advantages of Oral Sedation:

  • Oral Dental Sedation enables us to perform more dentistry in one visit, saving our patients the time and anxiety that comes with multiple appointments.
  • Unlike with IV Sedation, an injection is not necessary to achieve Oral Dental Sedation. This eliminates a lot of fear for our needle-phobic patients.
  • Oral dental sedation is safe and works quickly.
  • Oral dental sedation is effective in minimizing gagging.
  • With oral dental sedation, most patients remember their dental visit as a happy and brief experience.


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3949 E Arapahoe Rd #100
CentennialCO 80122

Office Hours

Mon - Thu8:00am - 5:00pm