At Deluxe Dental, we want all of our patients to feel comfortable and relaxed while they get the treatment they need. We treat all our patients gently and with compassion. But we understand that’s not always enough. With that in mind, we offer sedation dentistry options, local anesthesia, oral sedation and laughing gas as options to eliminate pain and relieve dental anxiety.

If you are looking for sedation dentistry in Kuna, please call (208) 922-1755 today for an appointment at Deluxe Dental.

Who Benefits from Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a good way to improve your dental experience. It can help people who either can’t make their dental appointments or find that the appointments are very unpleasant. It can help if you experience:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Strong gag reflex
  • Difficulty sitting still for appointments
  • Sore muscles from tensing during appointments
  • Difficulty getting or staying numb

In many ways, these are all related. Dental anxiety is very common, though most people try to overcome it or dismiss it. If you are anxious about what the dentist is doing in your mouth, it can make you more likely to gag during an appointment. It can also make you more fidgety. Or you might tense up, which can make your muscles sore during or after an appointment.

Finally, many people who have a hard time getting or staying numb have high levels of anxiety. An anxious person is more focused on the treatment region, and their body tends to eliminate the anesthetic more quickly.

Sedation dentistry can help you have a more comfortable, relaxed dental appointment.

Laughing Gas

With laughing gas, a patient is not put to sleep, but rather put in a calm and pleasant state. It is administered through a mask that is worn over the nose during their treatment or procedure. As long as the patient is inhaling the laughing gas through the mask, they can expect to feel relaxed and reduced anxiety. The effects of laughing gas wear off quickly after the mask is removed.

Oral Sedation

Our Kuna dental office offers oral sedation that our patients can take before their appointment. Oral sedatives are prescription drugs that can be taken orally in anticipation of a dental procedure or treatment. The patient will remain conscious during their dental appointment, but the effects of the oral sedatives will put them in a calmer, more relaxed state. The effects typically last for a few hours.

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is administered through an injection. It can be used to numb the immediate and surrounding area of the site where a dental procedure or treatment will take place. You will remain completely conscious and alert while under the effect of local anesthesia, but you will feel no pain in the area where treatment is administered.

Looking for Sedation Dentistry in Kuna?

If you are worried or feeling anxious about an upcoming appointment or procedure, please let us know! We want you to get the treatment that you need for your oral health. To learn more about your options, please give our dental office a call at (208) 922-1755 to schedule an appointment.