Sedation Dentistry 06/07/10
No Fear Dentistry.
About one-half of all Americans dread going to the dentist. The dentists at Today’s Dentistry understand and will help alleviate your fears. Our expertise in sedation dentistry can give you the dream smile you deserve in only one or two anxiety-free appointments. Don’t be discouraged by past dental fears; our excellent staff will work with you to create a smile you’ll never want to hide again!
Many people are afraid or uncomfortable going to the dentist. Sedation dentistry offers relaxed and anxiety-free dental procedures for patients who fear dental procedures, fear needles, have difficulty with their gag reflex, have very sensitive teeth or have difficulty becoming numb from oral injections. It also provides an opportunity to perform multiple or lengthy dental procedures in a single session.
Sedation dentistry requires that the patient take a prescribed medication about one hour before the scheduled visit. The patient will arrive at the dentist in a well-relaxed state, though fully responsive. During the procedure, patients aren’t unconscious, but mentally “detached” from what’s going on. The sedative usually lasts about six hours and the patient will need a ride to and from the dental appointment.
Dr. Klint Keller and Dr. Jason Hammer are all trained and certified to do sedation dentistry in Idaho. If you fear dental procedures, then sedation dentistry may be the comfortable, anxiety-free dental alternative you desire.
Candidates For Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is for patients who have a high fear of going to the dentist. Perhaps you have had a past traumatic dental experience or difficulty in getting numb. Perhaps you have a bad gag reflex or very sensitive teeth. Or you may have complex dental problems and are simply afraid of how long you will have to be in the dental chair to get them corrected. You may also be afraid of needles or shots, hate the noises and smells associated with dental work, or are afraid or embarrassed about your teeth. If these things apply to you, Sedation Dentistry is your answer.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you overcome your fear. No obligation!