Freedom from Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

  • Are you fearful of going to the dentist because of past experiences?
  • Do you suffer from dental phobia due to a traumatic experience?
  • Have you avoided dental care for years because of sensitive teeth, a sensitive gag reflex, difficulty opening your mouth, or simply because your schedule is too busy for a series of complex procedures?

We understand. You are not alone.

Many people have anxiety about visiting the dentist. When you don’t address dental care, however, conditions get worse over time. You don’t have to be afraid anymore.


At Boger Dental in Minnesota, we are trained to be sensitive to dental phobias and we will do all that we can to make your experience comfortable for you, both emotionally as well as physically. In addition, we offer state of the art sedation dentistry.

 

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Dental sedation is a way to help ease your fears of the dentist in a safe, comfortable environment. 

1. Inhalation Sedation 

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask. Sometimes referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is an option to make you feel more comfortable during certain procedures.

2. Oral Sedation  (Valium)

A common method to reduce fear and anxiety related to visiting the dentist is the use of oral medications. In addition to Valium, Halcion (triazolam) is sometimes used as a sedative that lasts around 4 hours. 

3. IV Sedation

During the process of IV Sedation, a licensed nurse anesthetist administers and monitors intravenous anesthesia throughout your procedure. This, in turn, allows our dental team to focus on your treatment while you feel deeply relaxed and comfortable.


The depth of anesthesia is continually monitored and tailored to your needs. Upon completion of your appointment, you’ll awaken alert and ready to go on with your day. Dental sedation is perfect for longer appointments, or to simply relieve dental anxiety.

 

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

  • Be totally relaxed during your dental visit.
  • Take care of complex procedures in a single visit.
  • Catch up on years of putting off dental visits.
  • A licensed nurse anesthetist administers the IV sedation.
  • Depth of sleep is monitored and tailored to your needs.
  • You’ll awaken alert and ready to go on with your day. 

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"An excellent dental practice! Everyone there listens and cares about individual needs and concerns while offering expert dental advice.

I looked around for awhile to find a good dental practice. I am an anxious patient and Boger Dental helps to make me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend them!"

- Lori M.

Curious if dental sedation is the right fit for you?

To learn more about your dental sedation options, please request a consultation online. If you'd rather speak on the phone, call (763) 546-7707. If you prefer email, drop us a line at patientcare@bogerdental.com and we'll be happy to help!

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