Sedation Dentistry

A relaxing way to experience dentistry.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

If dental treatments give you anxiety, you are not alone. At Southern Smiles, your comfort is one of our top priorities which is why we offer sedation services. Come in for a consultation and we’ll go over any questions or reservations you have about sedation dentistry or dental treatments. We’ll review your medical history in detail to see which sedation option is best for you. For your comfort, our team provides nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

We offer three types of sedation dentistry that way you can feel calm and relaxed while we restore your smile to its full health and beauty.

3 Sedation Options to Fit You Best

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is a mild sedative. It is given through a nose hood and can be used continually throughout the treatment. Nitrous oxide works to improve your mood and relax tension, minimizing anxiety and discomfort throughout your visit. With this option, you can drive yourself to and from the appointment.

Oral Sedation

For those who are afraid of needles, oral conscious sedation is a great option. Prior to treatment, an oral sedative is prescribed to you to create a moderate level of drowsiness. Oral sedatives mainly weaken the senses rather than causing sleep. This means that most patients will have no recollection of the procedure’s discomfort, smells, or sounds. Typically, a medicine dose is administered prior to the appointment and then additional medicine is given at the sedation visit. With this option you will need a companion to bring you and take you home.

IV Sedation (Intravenous Sedation)

IV sedation is given through your vein directly into your bloodstream. Patients who have had IV sedation frequently say that they felt so relaxed that they slept through the treatment. By using an IV, our dentists can safely and easily regulate the amount of sedation you get during your treatment to keep you comfortable. With this option you will need a companion to bring you and take you home.

You deserve to have your dental needs taken care of without fear. Call today and schedule a consultation.