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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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 the most common form of sedation for dental procedures, and for good reason! (LINK to Nitrous Oxide cluster topic) Nitrous oxide can be utilized safely to provide comfort and anxiety relief during dental work, leaving your body quickly with no ill effect. Greater Endodontics offers many sedation options to help you feel comfortable during dental procedures, including nitrous oxide.

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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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 saw Dr Casper for a retreat (my 4th root canal, all by different docs). Dr Casper has a nearly pain free numbing technique. Nobody does it quite like him. I felt pressure but no actual pain. If you hate numbing, Dr Casper is your man! Also he told me there was a low-moderate probability of success, but he did so very gently. I appreciated the delicacy, but no need, because I am 100% pain free now. He knocked it out of the park. I had tooth pain for 12 months, and I have finally found relief. Thank you!!!
— John Douglas
Posted November 22nd 2023
Really amazing people. I was extremely nervous going in but they made me feel much better before the procedure. They were very gentle and patient when answering my quedtions. Doctor Casper is amazing at what he does and I would definitely recommend this office!
— Curtis R
Posted October 3rd 2023
Always great experience. They were very kind gentle and very knowledgeable. I always recommend that you go this route with a root canal first. Two save time and money. Let them do their expertise.
— Rebekah O'Harra
Posted September 29th 2023
Root canal made easy, thank you.
— James Christensen
Posted September 14th 2023
I’be had quite a bit of dental work over the years because of a trampoline accident I had when I was younger and I have really bad anxiety about going to the dentist because of it. I had to get my root canal retreated and was referred here by my dentist. In all the dental work I have had done, I have never felt more comfortable and pain free. Dr Casper got me completely numb and I barely felt the first shot he gave me. The shots are normally what gets me all worked up into panic attacks so that really just helped so much. I’ll definitely come back here if I have to but I hope so don’t haha.
— Kaitlyn Malloy
Posted September 11th 2023
Just had a root canal done here and I really couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. I was in excruciating pain for a couple weeks before I decided I needed to get this fixed. Dr. Casper was gentle and very knowledgeable. He was dialed in during the procedure and I felt very comfortable with him doing his thing. 5 out of 5, no question.
— Ryan Ford
Posted September 6th 2023
EVERYONE at Greater Endodontics is amazing but Dr. Brimley was the kindest, most compassionate provider I have ever come across. I wish he was my general DDS! Thank you to everyone that took care of me last week!
— Jadie Kendrick
Posted July 11th 2023
The Other Side Academy organization is so thankful for you and your team. Our students are smiling big because of your generosity.
— Tori Dixon
Posted June 15th 2023
First root canal in over 20 years and I have high anxiety when I go to the DDS. The staff was very friendly and my bill was over $250 less than originally quoted. Dr Casper & his assistant were amazing! I was highly impressed which when it comes to dental work is saying alot! I will definitely recommend Greater Endodontcs!!
— Michelle Bennett
Posted March 9th 2023
Dr. Casper and his staff were fantastic. They were very patient with me as we worked to find the problem. They then did an sending job fixing it. Thank you
— Justin Woodward
Posted February 14th 2023
Wonderful staff and doctor was very quick, gentle, and thorough!
— Ayn Larson
Posted December 29th 2022
If you need a specialist for root canals, definitely come here. I've unfortunately have had to come here on two different occasions, due to different teeth. I had Dr. Rhett Casper work on one tooth and the second time I've gone, Dr. John Barrett. They both did a wonderful job on the tooth that they worked on. The staff is also incredible and so lovely to interact with. They were so kind to me. I had a tooth that was absolutely miserable. I could not eat or sleep for 3 days, let alone function. I left a voice mail at 3:30 AM, literally crying because I was in so much pain and they had called me by 6:50 AM to let me know that they can squeeze me in. I was beyond grateful to them for arranging me to come in. The office is neat, clean, sterile and cozy. I hate going to dentists but if I have to, I'm relieved that I found this place. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
— gina bina
Posted December 25th 2022
They were quick efficient and painless. Highly recommend.
— Daniel Shaw
Posted December 5th 2022
Dr. Casper was a magician! My first root canal at a different dental office was total torture. This one with Dr. Casper was a breeze! I even fell asleep a few times, never thought that would happen. I didn’t feel anything the entire time, not even the initial numbing. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.
— Jocelyn Fiefia
Posted July 13th 2022
Got a root canal with Dr Barret and it went super well. I’ve had a root canal before and the entire process was so long and painful; the numbing stopped working half way through and it was a nightmare. But this place did a great job! Great staff, great work, they worked with me and my anxiety, and overall I now trust them 100% for any dental needs.
— Tania Molinar
Posted June 9th 2022
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
Dr. Brimley was excellent. No pain at all. My root canal was easy.
— Jeremy Huntley
Posted January 28th 2022
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
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
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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