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Who is a good candidate for Sedation Dentistry at Twin Falls Dental?

People who have...

  • High fear or anxiety of going to the dentist
  • Traumatic dental experiences in your past
  • Difficulty getting numb or comfortable
  • A gag reflex
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Complex or major dental problems
  • Short time to complete dental care

People who...

  • Have a fear of needles and shots
  • Hate the noises, smells and taste associated with dental care
  • Are afraid or embarrassed about the appearance of their teeth

Tell me a little bit more about Sedation Dentistry.....

  • It really works! You really can relax through your entire dental appointment.
  • It is safe with little downtime!
  • You will have little or no memory of the experience. It is common that patients don't remember any sounds or smells.  This is normal!
  • Complex dental treatments that often require multiple appointments, can be done in as little as one at Twin Falls Dental!
  • People who have difficulty getting numb will find it relaxing as you snooze through your dental procedures.


"Will I be unconscious?"

No, but you will be in a deep state of relaxation during your treatment. You will be able to breathe on your own and communicate, but you will not feel any pain or anxiety. You probably won't even remember the procedure afterwards.

"How long will I be sedated?"
Sedation can last from about 1-6 hours depending on the strength of sedative you are given and how long your procedure takes.  

"Will I be monitored?"
Yes, at all times during your sedation someone will be with you. We also monitor your vitals to make sure they remain at a normal level. Safety is of the utmost importance to us. 

"Are there any long term effects of sedation?"
No. You will feel a little groggy and a little"out of it" after some forms of sedation, but after a few hours you will feel like yourself again. Most patients will rest for the remainder of the day. You will need to have someone drive you home from your appointment in these cases.

"What procedures can be performed under sedation?"
Most any procedure can be performed with sedation. The sedation is not necessarily for the procedure itself, but for the anxiety that accompanies the procedure. Ask your dentist if sedation is available for a particular procedure.  It is very common for our patients to have sedation, even if they have no fear, during surgical procedures.

"How many appointments are needed to complete my dental work?"
In most cases it only takes two or three appointments. The first appointment will be a consultation to check your health history and make sure you are a candidate for sedation. The next appointment will be to perform the necessary procedures. This can usually be done in one appointment, but may require a follow up visit.

"Will my insurance cover sedation?"
In some cases if the patient is undergoing a type of oral surgery it may be covered by your insurance provider. We will provide a complimentary benefits check with your insurance company and let you know if it is covered or not. If it is not covered, we will let you know the cost and, if necessary, we can put together a financing plan for you.

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