Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry for the Fearful

Dental phobia is a real, often overwhelming reality for thousands of people. Negative previous dental experiences, fear of needles or drills, and severe gag reflexes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist.

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If you suffer from dental phobia- fear no more! At Hayden Family Dental Center, PLLC, we are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff treat you with delicacy and care, but oral sedation will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way. While engaging in a pleasant relaxed experience, Dr. Babcock will be hard at work
making sure you get the results you desire.

Nervous about visiting the dentist?

Your comfort is important to us!

Call us: (208) 772-3132

Sedation Dentistry for the Elderly

As we age, our oral health becomes more important than ever. Periodontal disease can lead to bone and tooth loss, which affects nearly every part of our daily lives. To lead full and active lives, we need our teeth and gums. They allow us enjoy food, support speech and good conversation, and facilitate digestion. Dr. Babcock is dedicated to treating elderly patients with care and commitment to comfort and health.

Elderly patients as a group tend to avoid dental visits for a variety of reasons, including: more pressing medical concerns, anxiety about treatment, the hardship of transportation, or fixed incomes. Once their oral health has reached an unmanageable point, fear and embarrassment further keep these patients away from the dentist.

For elderly patients embarrassed or fearful of their current oral state, sedation dentistry provides the opportunity for Dr. Babcock to treat these conditions while the patient remains relaxed while receiving an improved oral state!

Sedation Dentistry for the Disabled

It may be especially difficult for people with disabilities to obtain access to proper dental care. They must find a dentist who is skilled and compassionate, and who can provide services for which some dentists may not be qualified. At Hayden Family Dental Center, PLLC we provide the expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, and dedication to assisting special-needs patients necessary to ensuring great oral care for our patients.

Disabled patients may face added challenges in maintaining their oral health. Their disability may make it difficult to brush or floss regularly; they may also suffer a severe gag reflex, or dry mouth as a result of medication. Dr. Babcock meets these challenges with sedation dentistry for the disabled. He is skilled in anesthesia for special-needs patients, and can ease the fear associated with out-of-control oral hygiene with one visit.


“I want to thank you and your staff for the incredible kindnesses and patience shown to me by everyone in your office. I was put at ease as soon as I made my first phone call. You and your staff did not mock my fear and worked hard to put me at ease. Everything was explained to me in easy to understand terms and only the necessary work was done. Your experienced, knowledgeable and exceedingly gentle staff make you my dentist of choice.”

Kathy W.