Dentophobia, or an irrational fear of the dentist, is one of the most common phobias experienced by Americans.  However, there is no reason to fear dental procedures at Scott W. Grant DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. There is a viable solution for people that experience high levels of anxiety or discomfort during dental procedures.  IV sedation dentistry in Meridian & Boise can offer more than a better experience at the dentist.  In fact, IV sedation dentistry can provide superior results and less pain during recovery. Every patient is treated like family.  After all, my practice has been repeatedly endorsed by patients like you.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Intravenous or IV sedation dentistry provides rapid relief for patient pain and anxiety.  Medication is administered by a small needle placed in the vein of the arm or hand.  It is important to note that sedation dentistry is different than general anesthesia.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

IV sedation dentistry in Meridian & Boise has numerous benefits for patients.  Primarily, sedation dentistry can help you relax and improve the overall dental experience.  Other benefits include:

  • Superior healing and end results, presumably as patients are more relaxed due to IV sedatives
  • Increased comfort for patients that have a notable gag reflex
  • Increased comfort during dental procedures for patients that have pain in the jaw or TMJ
  • Easy recovery from IV sedation after the procedure is complete

It is important to be completely candid about medications and medical history.  My trained staff will never leave you alone while sedated.  We will ensure that you are well before and after the procedure, and we will ensure that you have a friend or family member to drive you home and provide appropriate aftercare.

What to Expect After the Procedure

Every patient has a unique response to IV sedation.  It is highly recommended that patients rest at home for 24 hours after the procedure, and oral medication can be prescribed for patients that experience nausea after the treatment.  Most patients report that they experience less pain after the procedure, and most patients report that they feel calm, warm, and relaxed.

About Dr. Scott W. Grant, DMD

My practice has been endorsed by patients like you for years.  My professional and friendly staff will ensure that your next dental procedure is as painless as possible.  We always provide what is best for our patients, and we hold our practice to superior standards.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Grant Today

Call us at (208) 888-2000 (Meridian Office) or (208) 893-5000 (Boise Office) to schedule an appointment today.  Find out first-hand how much better dental procedures can be when working with the professionals at Scott W. Grant DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. With our IV sedation dentistry in Meridian & Boise, you can experience less pain with superior results.