Fear is a powerful thing. If you have claustrophobia, you take a pass on cave exploration. If you have a fear of heights, you don’t sky dive. People with dentophobia fear dentists, and avoid dental care at all costs. At Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise, we can help such people do something about it.
The problem with avoiding the dentist is that it puts your dental health at risk. Some people avoid the dentist entirely, while others only manage appointments when a condition has gotten so bad, they can’t take it anymore. At that point treatment may, of necessity, be extreme – something that could have been prevented with regular checkups.
If you are coping with dental phobia, sedation dentistry may be just the answer you need. We offer three types:
- Nitrous oxide. Popularly called laughing gas, nitrous oxide puts you in a very relaxed state. It is safe and effective, works quickly, and wears off quickly. It’s been used in dentistry for more than one hundred years.
- Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative before your scheduled appointment. It puts you in a deeply relaxed state.
- General anesthesia is the only form that puts yo completely to sleep. A licensed dental anesthesiologist comes to our office to perform this level of anesthesia.
With oral conscious sedation and general anesthesia, you will need a ride to and from our office on appointment day.
If you or a loved one is coping with dental phobia or anxiety, please schedule an appointment with us at the Blaisdell Family Dentistry in Boise. Our sedation dentistry has helped patients all over Eagle, Meridian, and Sun Valley get the dental care they deserve. They also come to us for complete family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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