Promoting Stress-Free Dental Care
If you feel anxious about dental procedures or need to undergo lengthy treatment, sedation dentistry can help keep you comfortable.
At Smile Esthetics, we do what we can to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. In addition to offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks when you need them, and provide calm reassurance as needed.
Your dentist will evaluate your specific needs, including your mental and medical history and personal preferences, and determine if sedation (and what type of sedation) is right for you.
Sedation Techniques at Smile Esthetics
We offer two types of sedation that induce different levels of relaxation in the patient. The selection of a specific method relies on the patient's health condition and level of anxiety.
Oral sedatives are pills or liquids prescribed by your dentist. The medication is taken orally in advance of a dental appointment. It leaves you awake for the procedure, but produces a calming effect to significantly relax you.
IV sedatives are administered directly into the bloodstream through the vein for the deepest level of sedation without general anesthesia. Our dental team will attach you to a monitor so that the dentist can keep track of vital signs.