Sedation Dentistry

Compassionate care. Relaxed treatments.

Does the thought of getting your teeth cleaned make you nervous? Would you rather put up with a toothache than pay a visit to the dentist? You’re not alone—many people are fearful of going to the dentist.

But don’t let anxiety interfere with good oral health. Talk to your local dentist about sedation dentistry.

There are many medicines available to help control pain and reduce anxiety, making your procedure safe and comfortable.

Find a dentist that offers sedation dentistry in the Greater Nashville area, and learn more about sedation dentistry below.

Is sedation dentistry right for me?

Sedation dentistry is an effective way to reduce your anxiety about dental procedures.

It is a medically-based, compassionate approach to dental work that will help you feel more comfortable in a dentist’s chair.

Sedation dentistry relies on the use of approved medicines to alleviate anxiety or provide a sense of physical comfort for people undergoing dental work.

While less anxiety is alway a good thing, there are many other benefits of sedation dentistry—relaxed patients help procedures go more quickly and more smoothly increasing both their safety and efficiency. And sedation dentistry can also help people undergoing lengthy procedures or those with additional medical complications such as neck and back pain find comfort.

You may benefit from sedation dentistry if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Fear, stress, or anxiety about going to the dentist

  • A previous bad dental experience

  • Painful or sensitive teeth

  • Muscle soreness from tension after sitting in the dental chair

  • Chronic back or neck pain that make it difficult to lay back in the dental chair

How does it work?

There are many approved medications available to help create a more relaxed, comfortable visit to the dental chair.

Some drugs control pain, some help with relaxation, and others bring on a deep sleep during a dental treatment. These medications have important benefits and precautions. So it is important to speak with your dentist about your concerns and options.

Find a Dentist Offering Sedation Dentistry