If you experience dental anxiety, you are not alone! Many adult patients find themselves nervous before or during their time in the dental chair. Working with a dentist who offers oral conscious sedation is the first step in having a positive experience when visiting the office and completing your upcoming dental work with our skilled team of professionals here at Northwest Dental Center of Boise, Idaho.
Our dentists describe oral conscious sedation as addressing dental anxiety and putting patients at ease during their visit to Northwest Dental Center. Drs. Don Cook and David Bingham understand that dental appointments can be stressful even for adults, which is why we may prescribe a sedative for an individual. Before the appointment, the patient will pick up their medication at a pharmacy and take it approximately one hour before their appointment. They must arrange transportation to and from the office with a friend, family member, or coworker, as they cannot drive or operate machinery while the sedative is actively working.
Oral conscious sedation allows patients to complete necessary dental work even with anxiety. It calms them but keeps them awake and coherent. In fact, they can use the restroom or answer questions from our dental team while sedated. However, after their appointment, they should return home to rest and may awaken with little or no recollection of their visit to the dentist’s chair—but their dental work completed!
Are you getting anxious just making an appointment for your dental work? Do you consider canceling your dental appointment or not showing up for fear of what needs to be done? Are you delaying necessary treatments because of dental anxiety? If you seek the best dentist for anxiety in Boise, Idaho, we invite you to call Drs. Don Cook and David Bingham to discuss your situation. At Northwest Dental Center, we are committed to helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles, even if they have dental anxieties. Call (208) 314-4416 to request an appointment at our dental practice, located at 8300 West Northview Street.
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