Sedation Dentistry

For any questions or concerns about our sedation options, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Sunrise Smiles. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, worry-free dental experience for all our patients.

At Sunrise Smiles, we offer a variety of sedation options tailored to meet your comfort level, ranging from the light, uplifting sensation of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to the profound relaxation of general anesthesia. We’re here to answer any questions and help you choose the best option for your needs.

Nitrous Oxide: Also known as ‘laughing gas,’ nitrous oxide is inhaled through the nose, serving as a gentle sedative during your procedure. It instills a sense of well-being, reduces anxiety, and minimizes pain. It’s a safe, time-tested sedative method with minimal, short-lasting side effects.

Oral Anxiolytic: Valium, or Diazepam, is an oral medication utilized to decrease anxiety or induce sedation. It subtly alters time perception, often making procedures seem shorter. It is often used in combination with nitrous oxide to ensure patient relaxation throughout the procedure. When using this technique, we require that you have a driver to transport you to and from your appointment.

IV Sedation: This moderate sedation method allows a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) to deliver sedatives directly into your bloodstream for immediate effect and precise control throughout your procedure. Post-procedure, patients often report feeling as if they’ve slept through the entire process. A responsible driver is required for transportation post-IV sedation.

General Anesthesia: In partnership with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, we provide dental treatment under general anesthesia in a hospital setting. This method is typically utilized for younger patients, those with disabilities, or patients whose health conditions necessitate a hospital environment. A CRNA administers the anesthesia and carefully monitors your vitals throughout the procedure. Afterward, you are monitored until stable, and a responsible driver is required for transportation home.

You might prefer sedation dentistry if you:

  • Experience anxiety during dental visits.
  • Require extensive dental procedures like implants or root canals.
  • Prefer a more relaxed dental experience.

For any questions or concerns about our sedation options, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Sunrise Smiles. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, worry-free dental experience for all our patients.

Related Services

Wisdom Teeth & Extractions

Should you feel the need for a wisdom tooth extraction, feel free to reach out to us via call, text, or online appointment scheduling.

Same Day Crowns

Unleash Your Perfect Smile. With our same-day crown process, forget about the hassle of traditional impressions and multiple clinic visits for adjustments.

Root Canal Therapy

Revitalize Your Smile. Root canal therapy comes into the picture when a tooth’s inner nerve succumbs to decay, trauma, or infection.

Pediatric Dentistry

At Sunrise Smiles, we’ve cultivated an environment where your children will feel secure, comfortable, and understood.

Hospital Dentistry

The hospital sedation treatments reflect Sunrise Smiles and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center collaboration.

Fillings

Fillings play an essential role in halting the progression of tooth decay.

Routine Cleaning & Exam

A routine cleaning and examination help maintain good oral health. The cleaning removes plaque, tartar, and stains from your teeth, while the examination allows the dentist to assess your overall oral health, detect any issues or abnormalities, and provide necessary treatment recommendations.

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