Are you or a family member distressed about going to the dentist? Has a past experience with pain or discomfort caused you to start panicking when you think about having your teeth worked on? Have you neglected going to the dentist and fear the amount of work that might need to be handled?
If your past or current situation is causing a lot of uneasiness, there are options available to assuage your fear and reduce (or completely eliminate) your pain with the required services. Oral sedation (sometimes called sleep dentistry) has helped countless Boise dental patients calmly undergo dental treatment. It is not an experimental procedure but has been used safely in various forms since the 1800s.
To discuss sleep dentistry, call Blaisdell Family Dentistry at 208-377-9696 to schedule a no-pressure consultation. Drs. Blaisdell will explain your sedation options and answer any questions. If you choose sedation, Drs. Blaisdell will refer you to a specialist if necessary (depending on the type of sedation used).
It is vital to understand the difference between topical analgesics and sedation which are used both alone and simultaneously. Analgesics help numb the gums and nerves connected with your teeth so you don’t feel the pain. Sedation medications influence the nervous system and deliver a feeling of peace and relaxation. You may choose to be minimally sedated, where you are peaceful but still awake, or opt for general anesthesia which renders you completely unconscious. Together, these two solutions dramatically improve the treatment experience for patients suffering from dental anxiety, a very common condition.
Regardless of the type and level of sedation you decide to use, Drs. Blaisdell will proceed with patience and understanding. Oral sedation assists in making your dental visit laid-back so you can treat all of your dental problems and restore your health. Taking care of dental caries, infections, and other urgent problems brings peace of mind and reduces the risk of further damage including tooth loss.
Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise is dedicated to oral health and complete patient satisfaction from the first visit through completion of treatment. We offer trusted dental care including porcelain veneers, prepless veneers and teeth whitening.