Sedation Dentistry

 

It is not uncommon for people of any age to experience fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist. For many, the event can be downright traumatic, even when visiting offices as comfortable and inviting as Zirker Family Dentistry! While we don’t take this personally, we are concerned about the growing trend of people skipping the dentist altogether. This is more than a matter of maintaining sparkling teeth and good breath. Without regular examinations and cleanings, people let issues like tooth decay and gum disease go untreated, which can lead to more significant health problems in the body.

We want to eliminate the fear and stress from dentist visits so that you can be as healthy as possible without adding undue anxiety to your life. For this reason, we are happy to offer IV sedation dentistry to patients in the greater Idaho Falls area.

What is IV sedation dentistry?

IV sedation dentistry is a method of sedation administered to patients intravenously (as opposed to other methods that are inhaled or taken orally). IV sedation acts quickly, and the dose is easily controlled by the administering clinician. This method will allow you to float through your appointment blissfully unaware and awaken like it never even happened, allowing Dr. Zirker and his team to treat all of your dental needs with ease while eliminating the stress you once felt before a dental visit.

Is there any preparation involved for IV sedation dentistry?

You may be asked to refrain from eating or drinking for a set period of time before your appointment. Our office will let you know which preparations you will need to make based on your needs and the time of your visit.

If you’d like to learn more about our IV sedation dentistry methods or schedule an appointment, call us today at (208) 528-7665