Many people just plain hate going to the dentist. It’s not just the fear of pain, but they hate the noise and the smell. The office is so terrifying that they put off preventative care and end up with serious dental problems. This vicious circle can be broken by making an appointment with a compassionate dentist that uses sedation Coeur d’Alene, ID techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. The mildest sedation technique begins at home. The patient is given a mild tranquilizer to take one hour before their appointment. They will arrive at the office in a calm and positive mood. Of course, they will have to have a friend or family member drive them or take a taxi.
For many people this one pill is enough to get them through a check-up or minor dental procedure with one of the dentists Coeur d’Alene, ID practices. However, others do feel an increasing anxiety once they sit in the chair. A sedation practice can offer them Nitrous Oxide. This is often known as Laughing Gas. It is used in addition to the oral sedation. The combined effect enhances the sense of well-being. The patient can more easily tolerate the sound and pressure associated with many dental procedures.
If the patient is still too anxious to allow the dentist to perform a root canal or even fill a cavity, then the patient can consider IV Therapy. An intravenous line is started in the patient’s arm. Then a sedative is administered. While the patient may be slightly awake, most people remember nothing about the procedure. This procedure must be booked in advance. Prior the procedure the patient has a visit were their vital signs and overall health are assessed. A detailed medical history is taken as well. This ensures that the patient is healthy enough for the sedation. During the procedure the patient’s vital signs will be monitored carefully. Before the patient is permitted to leave the office, the Sedation Coeur d’Alene, ID dentist will carefully examine them to make sure they tolerated the procedure and sedation. Most patients leave feeling positive and restored.