Dental Sedation Specialists In Riverton

Dental Sedation is the process of being put to sleep for dental treatment. There are several different types of sedation offered at Greater Endodontics. We are the leading dental sedation specialists in Riverton, and any sedation that is required will be discussed before your procedure.

The type of dental sedation required depends on the procedure needed. Many forms of dental emergency require a root canal. A root canal allows our endodontic professionals to save the affected tooth by removing the pulp and cleaning, filling and sealing the canals. The tooth is restored using a crown or other dental restoration technique.

The level of sedation you need will depend on the severity of the dental issue and your anxiety level surrounding dental procedures. Many patients who do not have fears surrounding dental work prefer to use IV sedation because it is fast, painless and extremely effective. However, we differ from other endodontic and sedation specialists because we offer solutions to patients who avoid dental procedures due to anxiety. Our other methods of dental sedation are designed to keep you conscious and able to respond, so you can feel comfortable from the moment you step into our office. More advanced dental procedures may require your preferred sedation method to be paired with anesthesia. Local anesthesia may be all that a patient requires to feel the numbing effects and remain calm throughout the appointment, but we offer multiple options for patients that would like or require a sedative.

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Greater Endodontics Sedation Options


Anxiolytics

Nearly 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist regularly due to anxiety. Anxiolytics dentistry is provided for anxious patients to remain conscious and be able to respond during a procedure. This form of light sedation takes the edge off anxiety-inducing dental surgeries by giving patients who fear dental work—a common fear—control over the level of sedation. A anti-anxiety drug will be prescribed to you if you choose to use anxiolytic dental sedation methods. This will allow you to be calm during the procedure. Since it is a lighter sedation, this method is not possible for more severe procedures that require invasive surgery. You should discuss your options with our dental sedation specialists before surgery.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide is a form of sedative used to put the put the patient into a mild form of relaxation using a mask to inhale nitrous oxide (or laughing gas). It is a painless gas that will be carefully monitored by professional dentists to ensure proper administration and dosage. Within only a few minutes of the procedure you should be able to sit up and even drive home from your appointment. This easy method of sedation is great for minimally invasive procedures and can be paired with anesthesia for more severe procedures.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation allows the patient to be conscious throughout their endodontic procedure. Patients swallow a sedative pill that allows them to remain awake for the procedure. You will be able to respond to directives but have an elevated sense of calm by using this method of sedation. Many patients who use oral conscious sedation do not remember anything about the procedure. This method of sedation requires someone to drive you to and from your appointment and stay with you for six hours following the appointment.

IV Sedation

IV or intravenous sedation is a quick and effective form of sedation involving putting a needle into a patient’s vein. This is a very-fast acting method that will be painless and cause you to become drowsy. A second practitioner who specializes in sedation is there to ensure everything runs smoothly. IV sedation requires someone to bring you to your appointment, drive you home, and remain with you for six hours.

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Worry-Free Care

At Greater Endodontics, our professional doctors have been recognized as among the best in the country. We are lucky to serve Utah patients with quality, affordable care twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. Our goal with any dental procedure is that you relax and feel comfortable with our capable professionals. With a variety of methods to help you through a dental procedure, our team is confident that you will overcome your fears about dental work.

When possible, we love to recommend our alternative to root canals, the GentleWave procedure. This procedure is designed with you in mind, so if you are hesitating to book an appointment, ask us about this option today! It is a one-time procedure with permanent effects. GentleWave cleans your teeth where traditional root canals can’t, and it also decreases the healing process.

The advanced system uses fluid vortex to clean the root canal system, clearing debris and tissue that can cause infection. The GentleWave system even cleans bacteria on a microscopic level, so you can be confident that your smile will be restored.

Dental Sedation Aftercare

Regardless of what form of sedation you use, it’s important to remember the proper aftercare. Do not operate a vehicle, any heavy machinery, or make important decisions for 24 hours after a procedure. While you might feel great after a light sedative, any form of sedation can cause drowsiness and delayed reaction times that make driving and heavy lifting dangerous.

Your procedure may or may not involve sutures or stitches. We recommend a soft diet while your mouth is healing, as soreness and discomfort are a part of the healing process. Drink plenty of fluids to ensure a smooth healing process.

No matter what method of dental sedation you use, Greater Endodontics is pleased to offer you options. From the moment you walk in the door, our endodontics specialists ensure that you have a pleasant and comfortable experience. We go above and beyond for our patients by offering cutting-edge technology and alternatives to the standard endodontic procedures. We hope that you schedule a consultation with us for the best dental care of your life! It is our commitment to care and empathy for patients that distinguishes Greater Endodontics as the leading endodontic professionals in Utah.

Can I Get An Appointment Right Now?

Yes! If you’re experiencing an after-hours emergency, call now to talk with our on call staff in Riverton. Your endodontist will determine your emergency needs and will come in at any hour if you need immediate treatment. If the treatment can wait they’ll schedule a time for you to come in as soon as possible during our regular hours. If you do not want to talk to a dentist then you can request an appointment online and our front desk will call you back to schedule your appointment.

How Will My Insurance Work In An After-Hours Dental Emergency?

Greater Endodontics believes in making dental care as accessible to our patients as possible. Depending on your insurance coverage, your after-hours visit may be covered. If you don’t have insurance, we’re happy to work with you to find out a payment plan that works for your situation. We proudly accept major credit cards as well as CareCredit which is a designated credit card for health, dental, and wellness expenses.

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We have developed a working relationship with almost every insurance company, and we are the best in our class. We are a preferred provider for over 20 different insurance companies. Chances are, we are the right fit for you and can meet your insurance needs.

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Costs & Payment Plans


In addition to working with most major dental insurance companies, we are priced competitively and believe we have the best service values in the area. We also offer interest-free payment plans for up to 12 months. Simply fill out the Care Credit application HERE.

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Our Team at Greater Endodontics Strives to Provide the Highest Standard in Patient Care and Comfort. Read What our Patients Have to Say!

I’m so glad I came here for my root canal. The whole staff was so friendly and welcoming - and worked well with me and my insurance who decided not to cover to root canal. They helped me with a payment plan that was simple and easy. Dr Casper is the most gentle dentist I’ve ever been to. It was my first root canal and I was absolutely terrified, especially because I’m pregnant. I have a very sensitive gag relax and emotions are heightened. My tooth pain was so unbearable until he fixed it today and I felt nothing during the procedure. Not even the numbing shot! It was very quick, didn’t feel much different from just getting a cavity filled. I couldn’t believe the amount of relief I have felt since my numbing wore off. Everyone was super knowledgeable and organized from the moment I stepped in. Would give you guys 10 stars if I could!
— Julia Jenson
Posted March 18th 2022
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Dr. Brimley was excellent. No pain at all. My root canal was easy.
— Jeremy Huntley
Posted January 28th 2022
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My review will be a little different from all the others posted here because I am a retired dentist. I practiced for 43 years in California as a general dentist before retiring to Utah. I have done many root canal treatments and I have seen many patients who have had root canals done elsewhere. I self-referred myself to this endodontic office and have NOT been given free treatment for my review. I can easily say this is a great office to have your root canal treatment. The doctor, Dr. Casper, was very knowledgeable, skilled, and efficient as he diagnosed my need for root canal treatment and as he performed the procedure. My treatment was painless and went fast. The whole staff was very friendly and caring. Why see an endodontist for a root canal? Speaking from experience, not all root canal treatments done by a general dentist are done well, giving us more chance of failure. General dentists do not have the training, skill, and equipment to diagnose and perform the treatment nearly as well as the specialist. Would you rather see the family dentist who has basic root canal equipment, has minimal training in doing root canals, takes a lot longer to complete the procedure successfully, and does maybe 2 root canals a week, or, would you rather see the endodontic specialist who has special 3-D x-ray equipment to better diagnose the problem, uses a microscope to better see the inside of the tooth, and does maybe 5 root canals a day? If you need heart surgery (like I did), would you rather see the family doctor or a specialist heart surgeon? As a retired dentist, seeing things from inside the profession, I will definitely have any future root canal treatments for me and my family done in this office. Even if the treatment costs a few hundred dollars more, to me it is worth it to have the specialist treat my bad tooth. There is always a 5% chance a root canal treatment will not be successful due to the bad anatomy of the canal space, fractures in the root, or abscesses that continue to grow even after an ideal treatment result. I would rather pay the extra amount in an endodontic office for the extra skill and use of expensive specialized equipment to increase the chance of a successful long-term result with my root canal. I would highly recommend that you have your tooth pain diagnosed and your root canal treatment done in this office by Dr. Casper or his partner, Dr. Brimley. They are very caring, gentle, and skilled in their treatment. Alan Stott D.D.S.
— Alan Stott
Posted January 11th 2022
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Great service and very attentive. Super happy with the work they did and how helpful and aware they are of their patients.
— Chris Wright
Posted October 7th 2021
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I was pretty worried about getting my first root canal but it was a great experience I felt nothing at all. Also the staff is all really nice.
— Kylee B
Posted September 3rd 2021
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Greater Endodontics is very well-managed with highly professional staff and Drs. I was greeted as soon as I walked in and was taken care of immediately. Everything was explained to my understanding and satisfaction. The procedure was pain free and thorough. I will highly recommend this state of the art office to anyone who is seeking quality care!
— Christal McLean
Posted August 10th 2021
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I don't think anyone ever looks forward to root canals. But I received my second root canal last year from Dr Casper and it was amazing how much the burdens, pains and annoyances I'd experienced in my first one were reduced. Dr Casper is amazingly good at minimizing pain and discomfort. It was a root canal, but it was like half as bad as my first one, at least. So much better. Night and day kind of difference. I know this risks hyperbole. And I'm certainly not saying that root canals are now easy and nice. But really, Dr Casper and his assistant (don't recall her name, sorry) were just extremely good at what they do. From the bedside manners, to the actual execution of the procedure. It was really at least half the inconvenience -- i.e. twice as well done -- as my first one. I have to go in this week and despite not having insurance and the cost being, well, not cheap, I'm still happy he's available this week and that I can get him. If you have to get a root canal, and you can have Dr Casper do it, it's so worth it.
— Ethan Pearson
Posted June 1st 2021
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I did my root canal with Dr. Casper and literally the best Endodontics ever!!! I love him!!! No pain and was very patient and sweet with me! Super nervous at first with a lot anxiety but he was so great to calm me down and worked on my tooth like champion. I trust him a lot! Best ever!
— Catherine Lindsay
Posted September 10th 2020
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Dr Casper was amazing! I had to get a root canal, and I am someone extremely anxious about dental work. The procedure was pain free and Dr Casper was very kind and polite. Even though getting a root canal sucks, Dr Casper made it the best experience it could be.
— Mike Vermillion
Posted August 5th 2020
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Dr. Casper was amazing. Extremely kind and concerned, thorough and caring. He found the source of my bottom jaw pain even though the tooth causing trouble was on the top! He personally followed up with me several times after I had a rough time during a root canal. The front desk ladies were perfectly kind and competent as well.
— Stormie Walston
Posted July 21st 2020
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First time in over 15yrs I havent had to ask for more anesthetic in the middle of the dental procedure. Staff are very friendly and professional, and even though i arrived late they still saw me and completed the appointment same day. I would recommend this copper creek endodontrics to anyone who asks.
— Dominic Welch
Posted July 14th 2020
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I loved being in Dr. Casper's office today very good doctor very kind and very cordial and his assistant Kelly is amazing. And beatiful person. I recommend it 100% they had a lot of patience with my little English.😊😊😊 Thank you so much!!
— Irma Aldaz
Posted March 19th 2020
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Amazing doctor and staff. Highly recommend
— Yumi Pena
Posted November 5th 2019
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The staff was very welcoming and friendly. Dr. Rhett Casper explained everything he had to do before he started my root canal and he talked to me about what he was doing as he was doing it. I expected to be sore for a few days, but the very next day I had next to no pain or even discomfort. I think that speaks volumes on the treatment I was given and the skill and professionalism of Dr. Rhett Casper.
— Dakota Shay
Posted August 22nd 2019
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I was afraid to go to a new provider, but my dentist said not to worry, these folks are great. And was he ever right! Such caring, personable and professional people. Dr. Curt is a star and so are all the outstanding support staff. Thank you very much!
— Craig Richard Nelson
Posted July 31st 2019
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Dr. Brimley is AMAZING!!! I can’t say enough good things about our experience! No pain, extremely fast, and an excellent job! He has great bed side manner, cares about your comfort, and you can tell he takes pride in his work! I guarantee you won’t regret seeing him!
— Bradley Robinson
Posted May 24th 2019
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Dr. Brimley is incredible. I had a root canal done today and it was so fast and easy and pain free!!!! Thanks for making it such a great experience!!! He is amazing!
— Lindsey Robinson
Posted May 24th 2019
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I was so scared going into the office! The staff instantly put me at ease! The office is beautiful and everyone there was so friendly! Dr. Casper gives the best shots of any dentist I have ever been to! I wish they were a general dentist so they could treat all my dental needs! Thanks for making my procedure as smooth as possible!
— Misti Forgette
Posted March 15th 2019
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Dr. Casper and everyone I met here are the nicest and most professional people in the dental industry I have met. They brought me back multiple times to make sure the job was done right with out charging any extra or treating me any different then the first time i came. I hope to find a dentist that can live up to the standards i found at copper creek endodontics
— Christopher wallace
Posted March 11th 2019
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Love Dr. Casper and the staff. Kim is the best! I would highly recommend this office if you need work done.
— Joy Cone
Posted December 17th 2018
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