Oral conscious sedation for comfortable dentistry
Many patients, including both children and adults, fear visiting the dentist. Whether it’s from a previous bad experience at the dentist or just the idea of someone in your personal space for an extended period, the team at Northwest Dental Center has a solution. With sedation dentistry, Boise, Idaho patients with dental anxiety can get the care they need in a comfortable atmosphere using oral conscious sedation.
Understanding oral conscious sedation and how it works to put patients at ease?
Oral conscious sedation is a technique that uses a pill to help you relax. The medication, usually a benzodiazepine such as Valium or Xanax, is taken an hour before your appointment. It will make you feel calm and sleepy so that you are relaxed during your appointment.
Drs. Don Cook and David Bingham can still work on your teeth while you are under the influence of the sedative. However, you may not remember everything that happened during your appointment. That is one of the benefits of using oral conscious sedation – it can help reduce the fear of visiting the dentist and allow patients to get the necessary work done quickly and easily.
What procedures can be performed with oral conscious sedation?
Oral conscious sedation can be used for a variety of procedures in dentistry. Some examples include:
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
- Periodontal disease treatments
- Root canal therapy
How safe is oral conscious sedation?
Oral conscious sedation is extremely safe when used under the guidance of a qualified dentist such as Dr. Don Cook. It has been used for many years in dental and medical procedures with very few side effects.
Give our office a call today to discuss sedation dentistry solutions
For more information on oral conscious sedation dentistry or to book a consultation visit with our team of professionals, contact Northwest Dental Center today! You can reach us at (208) 314-4416 to request a visit to our facility, conveniently located in Boise, ID, at 8300 West Northview Street. Drs. Don Cook and David Bingham assist patients in the community and surrounding cities of Meridian, Nampa, and Eagle.