Dental Sedation Specialists In Utah

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 Utah, 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.

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 in Utah 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 Utah. 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.

Insurance We Accept


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!

Wonderful and patient staff and doctor. along with getting an emergency appt... I'd give more stars if I could. Definitely recommend ❤️
— S. Sorenson
Posted January 17th 2024
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If this had been the first and only endodontist I had ever been to, it would have saved me a lot of trouble. Dr Brockbank has worked on me several times and has always been very professional, empathetic, and meticulous in his work; which is important with my complex teeth and dental history. He has also found and corrected subpar work done by a different endodontist on teeth that were still giving me trouble. The office has an amazingly cutting-edge and professional feel to it, and all of the staff have been great to work with. They have done a lot to earn my trust and I can't recommend them enough.
— Chad
Posted January 8th 2024
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Dr Facer and his assistant Magen are the best! Magen answered the phone on a Sunday and fit me in the next morning before the office even opened. Dr Facer was so kind and explained everything and answered all my questions and concerns. I highly recommend them!
— Mikell Mashburn
Posted November 20th 2023
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Best customer service, high end technology and nice and friendly staff. Dr. LeCheminant was kind and considerate, and very proficient explaining about my root canal issue and what needs to be done, which helped me feel less stressed about it. Staff are also well experienced and helpfully. I highly recommend them.
— Luma Mazen
Posted October 9th 2023
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My 2 experiences with Dr. Facer were the best dental care I have had in my 64 years. Kind and considerate care from him and the staff. Highly recommended!
— Helen Whiting
Posted September 23rd 2023
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Amazing staff ranging from Abby at the front, to Francis to Dr. Facer. State of the art equipment, their appointments are unusually efficient and their care is at the top of the heap. I went in quite nervous about 4 root canals. The vibe and equipment calmed my concerns immediately, but hearing Francis sing with the office Muzak really chilled me out for the long painless process.
— Douglas Spotted Eagle
Posted July 30th 2023
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Clean, modern office, professional staff. Painless procedure. Would recommend
— Mark Stewart
Posted July 19th 2023
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I had the greatest dental experience today seeing Dr. Brockbank and the amazing dental assistant (can't remember her name but she's amazing). They let me explain what was going on and listened carefully about my concerns of my anxiety. They reassured me that they'd make me comfortable enough to not have a panic attack. Which I usually do have panic attacks at the dentist but today was much different. The front desk ladies were amazing, kind, and great listeners who made sure that my insurance would cover my root canal and explained everything to me so it made sense. I'm no stranger to going to the dentist but the problem is I've always had bad experiences filled with anxiety. However, today's appointment I had to have a root canal on my back upper tooth that I was told by my regular dentist had tricky roots. My anxiety was addressed and listened to and was able to use the laughing gas which truly helped me calm down and relax. I was able to watch TV and completely just zone out and not focus on the scary noises. Dr.Brockbank did everything so quickly yet so precise. I was told I was sitting for 45 minutes but it only felt like it was 10. I highly recommend this office to everyone especially if you have bad anxiety about the dentist. The office was also very clean and comfortable especially the chairs. Thank you Dr.Brockbank and a huge thank you to the dental assistant who made my mind at ease and even talked with me for a bit to keep me calm. Y'all are amazing.
— Jessica Mott
Posted July 12th 2023
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Dr. Facer and his staff are outstanding! My experience at his office was seamless from start to finish. Thanks guys!
— Kevin Andrus
Posted July 6th 2023
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10 stars if I could! My family member had a root canal retreated with Dr. LeCheminant. The procedure quick and painless! The doctor was informative and comforting and his assistant (Kim), was amazing as well. The Murray practice is beautiful and southing. They clearly work well as a team, and it shows!
— Ali Yazback
Posted March 20th 2023
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Dr. LeCheminant and Kimberly did an amazing job taking care of me and my tooth.
— miriam Rowley
Posted March 15th 2023
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As a dentist, I refer all of my patients living in the Salt Lake area to Dr. Brockbank and his partners at Greater Endodontics. I trust them completely with my patients and my own family members. True professionals who are very talented.
— Chase Larsen
Posted February 7th 2023
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Had to go in for unbearable toothache and get a root canal. The team was so nice and so professional! They got me in same day and explained every part of the process, making sure I was comfortable. I recommend them 1,000%!
— Brandi Marie
Posted January 25th 2023
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I would recommend Dr.Madsen & his staff all day. Nobody likes having to have a root canal but they make it easy.
— Crystal
Posted January 24th 2023
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I went to a new dentist for a regular cleaning and was told I needed a root canal and had 8 cavities - quoted $4900. Outside of having one cavity my entire life, I have NEVER had any issues with my teeth. So, I was shocked. I ended up getting a second opinion who referred me to greater Endo. Their 3D CT scans can see much greater detail on scans than traditional dentist office Xray/CT. Dr. Brockbank at greater Endo was awesome!! He took one look at my scan and said, “who said you needed a root canal? In dentistry terms your root is a mile away from your filling”… he performed a couple sensitivity tests on the tooth. And said I had zero infection and absolutely no need for a root canal! What an honest guy! Highly recommend seeing him for anyone looking for a second opinion.
— kira foote
Posted January 22nd 2023
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i had a botched root canal and doctor Brockbank tried to fix it. it was good for a year but problems a sore again from it. i just got out of my appointment and he unfortunately couldn't fix it. i was charged nothing. i had a terrible experience when i was a kid so it stuck with me from then on out. he was a great doctor and made sure i was comfortable and not feeling anything. i recommend this place for any root canals needed

Posted October 14th 2022
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Amazing office! Thank you Dr. Brockbank & Haley for the easiest, most comfortable root canal experience ever!
— Sadie Henderson
Posted October 7th 2022
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Nobody likes having a root canal, but if you need one - this is the place to go. I’ve unfortunately needed several procedures over the years and I’ve always gone to Dr. Facer. He and the staff are fantastic! Today, due to a small emergency they got me right in and I saw Dr Brockbank - and to no surprise he was also amazing!
— Terry Chace
Posted August 31st 2022
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Honestly, just for fun I would go and get a root canal from Dr. Matt LeCheminant. I was very nervous going into this procedure, and left with a huge half smile on my face (you know, because the other half was real numb). I was able to watch a a movie on the ceiling, and I truly remember more about the film than I do about any portion of the root canal. I felt very much at ease throughout the whole process. I appreciate the x-rays that were taken before, during, and after, and I greatly appreciate Kimberly who helped out the whole time. Overall, 10/10, would do again 😅 I wish they were my daily dentist!
— shannon tuck
Posted August 25th 2022
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The staff today made my visit so much easier than it would have been. Thank you for your kind heart.
— Jess Schenk
Posted August 22nd 2022
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