We understand that not everyone feels at home at the dentist office. Many people suffer from dental anxiety or simply feel nervous about their treatments. To help you feel more relaxed during your appointments, we offer sedation dentistry in Eagle, Idaho, including IV sedation. Sedation dentistry involves the use of sedative medications and methods to help you feel calm and at ease during your treatment. We offer three main types of sedation dentistry at Premier Dentistry of Eagle:
- Nitrous oxide sedation – Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a gas that you inhale during your treatment. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that will help you feel less anxious during your treatment. The effects will wear off within just a few minutes after we finish your treatment, so you can safely drive yourself home after your appointment.
- Oral conscious sedation – This form of sedation involves taking a sedative pill before your appointment with Dr. Shane S. Porter. By the time of your treatment, you will feel relaxed and at ease. Oral sedation is a type of conscious sedation, meaning you will not be unconscious; however, you may not remember all of the details of your treatment.
- IV Sedation – This form of sedation is safely administered through your veins, and it can quickly help you relax during your appointment. IV sedation is often recommended for more complex procedures, or for those with extreme dental anxiety. Most patients feel calm enough to sleep and often do not remember their treatment.
Our caring dentist and dental team will make certain that you feel comfortable throughout your time at our office. To learn more and to discover whether sedation dentistry is right for you, we welcome you to contact our office today.