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Experience Gentle, Anxiety-free Dental Care with Sedation Dentistry

Many Americans cite dental fear as the number one reason to avoid dental appointments. Unfortunately, skipping dental visits puts your smile at risk of cavities, decay, gum disease, and other oral problems. Sedation dentistry in Meridian, Idaho, is an excellent way to provide worry-free dentistry for patients with dental fear. At Mint Dental, we believe everyone deserves exceptional dental care. So, if you have dental anxiety, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Kevin Pulsipher for sedation dentistry.

Take the stress out of your smile with our sedation dentistry options

Sedation dentistry is also called sleep dentistry, but that name doesn’t mean all sedative options cause you to sleep. In fact, most sedation options allow you to remain awake but worry-free throughout the treatment.

These are the different sedation dentistry alternatives used to eliminate dental fear.

  • Nitrous oxide: Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative delivered through a mask throughout the procedure. During sedation, you’ll be aware of what’s happening around you but will feel floaty and dreamy. The effects of nitrous oxide dissipate immediately after the mask is removed. This means you can drive yourself out of our office.
  • Oral-conscious sedation: This alternative is ideal for patients who fear needles and have moderate dental fear. The procedure involves taking a prescribed pill before the treatment. Though oral sedatives don’t put you to sleep, they dull your senses, so you won’t remember the pain, noises, and smells associated with your treatment. Since the sedation effects or oral sedatives linger for some time, you need someone to accompany you in and out of our office.
  • IV sedation: This option involves administering sedation directly into your bloodstream through a vein. The effects are almost immediate, and we can control the dosage depending on your level of anxiety. IV sedation is ideal for short-term procedures that don’t require general anesthesia. Like oral sedatives, IV sedation leaves you groggy and sleepy when withdrawn, so you must have a designated driver to drive you home.

Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients with dental anxiety, strong gag reflex, low pain tolerance, or undergoing time-consuming invasive procedures. When supervised by a professional, dental sedation is safe and provides a positive experience from start to finish. 

Contact us to experience anxiety-free dentistry

Don’t let dental fear prevent you from getting the dental care you deserve. Instead, contact Mint Dental in Meridian, ID, to experience painless dentistry in a comfortable, non-judgmental office. With a blend of advanced technology, gentle care, and a comfortable setting, we strive to ensure your dental appointments offer a positive, improved, and anxiety-free experience. Don’t hesitate to call us at (208) 900-4669 to schedule your appointment today!

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher, Mint Dental

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher | Mint Dental

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher, is a highly skilled and dedicated dentist with a profound passion for dentistry. He holds a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Midwestern University, a testament to his rigorous academic training and comprehensive understanding of dental care. Dr. Pulsipher's dedication to continuing education allows him to stay at the forefront of dental technology, techniques, and tools, ensuring he can deliver superior care to each patient he serves.

Having served as a dentist in the U.S. Army for four years, Dr. Pulsipher gained invaluable experience and is now committed to serving his community in the Treasure Valley region with a genuine desire to make a positive difference in the lives of his patients. He guarantees that patients feel comfortable and well cared for throughout their dental experience.

With his comprehensive expertise, authoritative stance in the dental community, and unwavering commitment to providing trustworthy and compassionate care, Dr. Pulsipher continues to positively impact the lives of his patients and the community he serves.

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