Do you experience dental anxiety? If dental appointments make you nervous, or if you have special healthcare needs and sensitivities that impact your ability to receive dental treatment, Dr. Godbolt and his team are here for you!
Sandpoint dentist Dr. Godbolt is highly experienced in safe sedation. His certification in IV sedation has given him the specific training and expertise to treat patients who have special healthcare needs, suffer from dental anxiety, or have extensive dental treatment plans.
At Northern Peaks Dental, our sedation dentistry services are always tailored to each patient's individual needs! We'll always assess your health history and include you in the process to determine the safest, most optimal level of sedation for you!
Sedation Dentistry Options
We offer the following levels of sedation:
Oral Conscious Sedation
Northern Peaks Dental offers oral conscious sedation to help ease anxiety and promote relaxation during treatment. This form of sedation can be taken as a pill prior to the procedure. Patients can choose between mild sedation for a drowsy feeling during treatment or moderate sedation that will encourage falling into a light sleep.
Also known as inhalation sedation, laughing gas is typically offered to our younger patients or those with mild dental anxiety. This form of light sedation is an odorless, colorless gas that is administered through a comfortable breathing mask.
Dr. Godbolt will determine the best, safest amount of laughing gas for each patient, ensuring optimal comfort and safety. This form of sedation promotes complete relaxation while leaving patients fully awake with the ability to answer questions and follow instructions.
Dr. Godbolt is certified in intravenous (IV) sedation, with extensive experience that makes him a top provider for sleep dentistry! IV sedation is offered to patients with special healthcare needs, extreme dental anxiety, or who are about to undergo longer treatment or oral surgery.
IV sedation will not put the patient fully to sleep — instead, it promotes relaxation using anti-anxiety medication administered directly into the veins. Dr. Godbolt will is specially trained to determine the optimal sedation level for your needs and treatment plan.
Stay Relaxed with Sedation Dentistry
Dental treatments should not be uncomfortable or scary! With Dr. Godbolt's expertise and the range of sedation treatment available at Northern Peaks Dental, you can trust in our ability to keep you calm and comfortable in the dentist's chair.
If you have dental anxiety, special healthcare needs, or just need a little extra help staying calm during your appointment, call us today to learn more about how sedation dentistry services can help!