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Sedation Dentistry

Get Your New Smile Without Fear

  • Stay calm throughout treatment with sedation
  • Sit comfortably through lengthy procedures
  • Get the dental care you need without feeling nervous

Overcome Your Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry in Priest River

Struggle with dental anxiety? You aren’t alone. Many patients battle nerves before their appointment. However, there’s no need to be anxious when you are a patient of Priest River Dental. Our sedation dentistry in Priest River can help you feel calm while you are here. As a result, you will:

  • Comfortably relax through every dental appointment, even lengthy ones
  • Feel confident about pursuing future dental goals
  • Gain the courage to keep up with consistent dental care treatments
  • Feel completely at ease about any upcoming visits
  • Maintain good oral health with regular dental checkups

Call 208-328-4484 for an appointment.


Relax Through Your Procedure With Soothing Sedation

There are many reasons you may have anxiety about visiting the dentist. Sometimes it’s due to a previous bad experience, other times it’s a fear of potential discomfort. Whatever your cause, our team at Priest River Dental cares about you. We believe that you deserve to feel comfortable and confident, whether you are visiting us for a checkup or a lengthier procedure.

Our practice is proud to offer IV sedation for our patients. This deep level of sedation provides numerous benefits:

  • Instant Effect – The sedative works immediately. You will relax from the moment treatment begins.
  • No Memory – You’ll have little to no memory of the procedure. This will help reduce potential anxiety about future visits. However, you will maintain consciousness during the procedure and respond to any guidance by your dentist or our team.
  • Ideal for Complex Procedures – If you are pursuing a complex procedure, such as dental surgery or implants, you may need help sitting through the procedure. IV sedation is perfect for those situations that require you to remain relaxed for a lengthier period of time.
  • Safety – Your dentist will monitor your vital signs, including heartbeat, throughout treatment. You can trust the sedation is very effective and safe.
  • Quick Recovery – The sedation wears off rapidly after the procedure, minimizing downtime. However, you will need to arrange for a ride home.

Call 208-328-4484 for sedation dentistry in Priest River. You can also request an appointment online.

Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry
What does IV sedation feel like?

Dental sedation, like IV sedation, typically induces a state of deep relaxation and calmness, often described as a dreamlike or sleepy feeling. Patients usually remain conscious but may feel drowsy and experience a sense of heaviness in their limbs, along with reduced awareness of their surroundings. Many report feeling comfortable and at ease during the procedure, with little to no memory of the dental work afterward.

How long does IV sedation last?

The duration of dental sedation effects varies depending on the type and dosage administered. For IV sedation, the immediate strong effects typically last 2-4 hours after the procedure. However, patients may continue to feel groggy or slightly disoriented for up to 24 hours post-treatment.

Is IV sedation safe?

Dental sedation options are considered safe when administered by trained professionals like your dentist at Priest River Dental. Modern sedation techniques, like IV sedation, have an excellent safety record, with serious complications being extremely rare. However, as with any medical procedure, there are always some risks, which your dentist will discuss with you during the pre-treatment consultation.