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Sedation Dentistry


Sedation Dentistry in Summerlin

At Desert Sky Dental, we’re qualified and have earned accreditation and permission by the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners to provide IV sedation to our patients. We are a safe and ideal place for all your dental needs.


What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation or Sleep Dentistry

Sedation dentistry, or sleep dentistry, is a form of dentistry where the patient is put under IV sedation prior to dental work.

Ideal Solution

The patient is then “asleep” for the dental work so that no pain or anxiety is felt during their care. For many who suffer from anxiety or phobia of going to the dentist or those who have extreme sensitivity, sedation dentistry is an ideal solution for peace-of-mind and optimum dental care.

Will I feel pain during sedation dentistry?

Pain Less

No, you shouldn’t feel pain. A combination of sedation and anesthetic is typically used, which will numb the area in addition to allowing you to sleep through and in some cases the depending on the procedure the patient can be awake but relaxed and feeling no pain, facilitating the dental procedure.

How long does sedation dentistry last?

2-8 Hours

Sedation dentistry can last anywhere from 2-8 hours depending on the method used and the individual’s body. Some people recover from sedation faster than others. Your dentist can help give you an idea so you can plan accordingly. Please arrange transportation home after your visit as you may be groggy and unable to drive.


Come in for a consultation and find out all about the best dentist Summerlin. Let Desert Sky Dental help you own your smile.

Come in for a consultation and find out all about the best dentist Summerlin. Let Desert Sky Dental help you own your smile.

Frequently Asked Questions about Root Canals

When the core of your tooth, known as the dental pulp, is damaged, a root canal procedure may be needed. In fact, some 15 million root canals are performed every year. While the damage is often detected early, sudden or persistent pain in the tooth, surrounding gums, or swelling may require quick action.


What is a root canal?

A root canal is a procedure performed by an endodontist in which the decayed dental pulp is removed, the canal is cleaned, reshaped, and sealed to help preserve your tooth.

Is a root canal painful?

You’ll be numbed for a root canal, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure. Some people experience pain after once the numbing has worn off, which can usually be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

No matter what you’re experiencing, our dental team will look for all possible causes and solutions prior to any major procedure. Here are some of the signs that you may need a root canal:

  • Severe toothache
  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling or tenderness in the adjacent gums


We know that dental emergencies are often impossible to plan for. That’s why our Desert Sky Summerlin Emergency Dentistry team accepts walk-ins. Rest easy knowing our team is ready to assist you in whatever way we can, whenever you need it.

Frequently Asked Questions about Removal/Extraction

Sometimes, tooth decay or infection can cause too much damage and require a tooth be removed. Luckily, there’s no need to go on with the pain or discomfort caused by these issues. We’ll do all we can to save your tooth, but if required, we will set you up as soon as possible to remove the affected tooth.

In the case of infected or decayed teeth that have not fully emerged, such as wisdom teeth, tooth extraction may be needed. In the case of severe pain, we’ll do all we can to help and get your extraction done as soon as possible.

How is tooth removal done?

Standard tooth removal of an exposed tooth is a relatively quick procedure that can be done with a local anesthetic. Using a specialized tool, your dentist will grip the tooth and use a gentle rocking method to remove the tooth from its socket.

How long does it take to recover from tooth removal?

While no two people are the same, tooth removal is considered a fairly minor procedure, and usually takes people off work for 1-4 days, depending on the level of physical activity needed for their job. Icing and over-the-counter pain medication are often all that is required. Your dentists will go over any questions you have and help ensure you recover in the expected time.

How do I know if I need a tooth removed?

Here are some of the signs that may indicate tooth removal is needed:

  • Tooth pain
  • Increased pain when chewing or biting
  • Stiffness or pain in the jaw
  • Swollen gums
  • Gums disease

How is tooth extraction done?

The way tooth extraction is done depends on the number of teeth that need to be removed and how deeply they are in the gums. In some cases, a local anesthetic may be all that’s needed. In others, we may use general anesthesia.

With tooth extraction, the patient is numbed or put under, and the gum is cut to expose the affected tooth. This is then removed by your dentist (in some cases, by breaking it up), and a few stitches may be used to ensure proper healing.

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

Your dentist will go over your expected recovery with you in detail and ensure you’re on the road to a speedy recovery. This can take 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the individual case. Pain medication, icing, and other means may be used to improve your recovery.

How do I know if I need a tooth extracted?

Here are some of the signs that may indicate tooth extraction is needed:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • InfectionDamage
  • Stiffness or pain in the jaw
  • Swollen gums
  • Gums disease