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Sedation Dentistry in Pocatello, ID


At SmileMakers Dental in Pocatello, Idaho, we understand that many people avoid the dentist due to fear. Even if your dentists are gentle and conservative, we realize that dental anxiety may still keep you from receiving the dental work you want or need.


It’s our job to help patients overcome dental fears and have a rewarding healthcare experience.


We communicate with our patients and help them make decisions regarding their procedures and their sedation dentistry options here.


Sedation dentistry may be beneficial to patients with dental anxiety, an overactive gag reflex, difficulty becoming numb, disabilities, or other conditions that make it tough to sit in the dental chair. Dr. Austin Baker provides dental care to adults and children with all different needs.


Our priorities? Delivering quality care and ensuring the comfort of our patients. To learn more about sedation dentistry, schedule a consultation with us today.

Laughing Gas


Laughing gas is a sweet-smelling colorless gas that is used as a mild form of sedation. You can inhale laughing gas safely during your appointment. Your body will continue to breathe on its own and retain control of its bodily functions, while producing a sense of peace, euphoria, and mild amnesia.

Oral Conscious Sedation


Our doctors will prescribe oral conscious sedation to patients who want a simple method of moderate sedation. You will take your conscious sedation pill with water shortly before your dental appointment. You will be able to make decisions and carry on conversations with your dentist, but without any recollection of what goes on during your appointment.

IV Sedation


We want every visit to SmileMaker to be a positive experience and are constantly striving to deliver unparalleled care to our patients, so we’re thrilled to announce the biggest advancement in oral health that Pocatello has seen in years. Intravenous sedation (IV sedation) is now offered in-house, so patients can simply take a long nap during their appointment.


Try Sleep Dentistry With SmileMakers Dental

Known as “sleep dentistry,” this monumental development means that you can now have dental work done in total comfort as you sleep through any procedure. We understand that many of our patients fear going to the dentist, so we’ve brought this innovative technology to our office and are proud to be one of the only general dentists in the region to offer this service.  You can relax throughout your appointment and know that you’re in the compassionate hands of SmileMakers professionals without the anxiety or stress of going to the dentist. Whether you’re seeing us for a filling, crown, extraction, or dental implant, try IV sedation or one of our other safe sedation dentistry methods at your next appointment.

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