Sedation Dentistry in Nampa, ID

Fear of visiting the dentist is quite common.  There are many people who would prefer to live in discomfort and pain instead of visiting the dentist for treatment.

Luckily, with recent technological advancements and sedation dentistry in Nampa, it is now possible to decrease your nervousness.  With sedation dentistry, you have the option to be entirely at ease when you’re in the dental chair!

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to dental procedures where the patient is sedated using various methods to ensure a quick and pain-free dental procedure.  Sedation can range from a minimal level of sedation where you are awake but very calm, to general anesthesia where you will be completely unconscious.  The treating doctor will help you choose the right level of sedation for your visit.


Facts about Sedation Dentistry


It is absolutely safe. The treating doctor will give you a small pill to take one hour prior to treatment. If you choose, he can give more pills once you get to the office to get the desired sedation effect. We have found after several years of sedation dentistry, that I.V. Sedation is easier and just as safe as oral sedation.

Most patients report having little or no memory of the experience, including sounds or smells.
People who have difficulty getting numb will find that sedation dentistry eliminates this problem.
Not all dentists can provide I.V. sedation. The Idaho State Board of Dentistry only issues permits to trained dentists who have met the requirements of special training in advanced cardiac life support, EKG, pulse oximeter and blood pressure monitoring.
Complex or time-consuming treatments that often require many appointments to complete can be done in as little as one with sedation dentistry at Nampa Smiles by reducing the fatigue of extended dental treatments.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

Who performs my IV Sedation?

Your IV Sedation will be performed by an Anesthesiologist that comes into the office.

Will I be unconscious?
No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.
Will I be monitored?

Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.

How long will I be relaxing?
Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.
Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.
Who is a candidate for Sedation Dentistry at Nampa Smiles? People who.
Are fearful of visiting the dentist
Have suffered traumatic dental experiences
Have difficulty getting numb
Have a strong gag reflex
Have very sensitive teeth
Need multiple procedures are have complex dental problems
Have busy schedules and limited time to complete dental care
Hate needles and shots
Hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
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