A safe way to experience anxiety free dental work...
With sedation dentistry, the professionals
at Soddy Daisy Smiles can help remove the sense of dread or anxiety
you may have about visiting the dentist or having dental work completed.
In addition to commonly used pills and
nitrous oxide, Dr. Robert Shearer has received extensive training and is certified by the
Dental Board of Tennessee to offer intravenous sedation. Stressing how
seriously we believe in comfortable care, fewer than 1% of dentist in Tennessee have received the certification required for IV sedation. His training allows him to provide the safest sedation available to his and Dr. Mandy's patients possible.
Your Options For Comfort Include:
Also known as "laughing gas," nitrous oxide
is used to induce a state of relaxation. This is the lightest form of
sedation available at Soddy Daisy Smiles and permits simple procedures
to be completed with increased comfort. When the procedure is finished
patients are permitted to drive home as normal function is restored with
Medication, in the form of pills taken
orally, are prescribed for the patient and taken 30 minutes prior to
their appointment. These medications decrease anxiety and often induce a
mild amnesia--allowing little memory of the dental visit. This creates
a level of sedation that is slightly deeper than that of nitrous oxide,
but is still very safe and allows many patients to complete dental work
they may have considered impossible before considering sedation
dentistry. Patients receiving oral sedation are not permitted to drive
before or after the dental procedure; they must be escorted by a
Medications are administered through an IV,
allowing us to keep patients comfortable throughout the procedure with
added safety. Unlike oral sedation, IV sedation works instantly and
removes the uncertainty of how many pills will keep you comfortable. As
the patient is sedated through the IV, we can tailor the medications to
each patient's response accurately and safely. Patients receiving
intravenous sedation are not permitted to drive before or after the
dental procedure; they must be escorted by a responsible adult.
Whether you've been postponing a simple dental checkup or a brand-new smile, we want to help!
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry is that people
often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in
fact it might have taken hours to perform. Therefore, complex dental
procedures such as smile makeovers or extensive rebuilding procedures
that normally require multiple visits can often be performed in fewer
If you are reluctant to change the appearance of your smile
because you are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated
dental procedures, sedation dentistry can make you feel comfortable
during the treatment process and help you achieve a smile you can be
Also, because sedation dentistry addresses some of the fears that
keep people from going to the dentist on a regular basis, sedation
dentistry patients are more likely to receive recommended routine care.
As a result, they are less likely to neglect their oral health or allow
oral health problems to build to the point when drastic dental
treatments become necessary.
CALL TODAY to schedule your FREE consultation to see if you are a candidate for SEDATION DENTISTRY.