Many Americans avoid going to the dentist because they experience high levels of fear and anxiety, and the only way they can feel any level of comfort and safety in the dental chair is with sedation. Sedation dentistry does not mean you have to be put to sleep. There are several ways to calm a dental patient while remaining awake. When choosing sedation dentistry, it is advisable to have someone with you to drive you to and from the appointment. Procedures such as dental implants or root canals are perfect examples of a procedure that would work well with sedation dentistry. Our Sandpoint dental team are experts and will help you decide what is best for your case.