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Sedation Dentistry

2At Smile By Design, your comfort is our highest priority. To help make your dental experience as pleasant as possible, we offer advanced sedation dentistry techniques designed to put you at ease. Dental anxiety and fear associated with the dentist is very common, but this condition shouldn’t stop you from achieving healthy teeth and gums as well as a beautiful smile. Sedation allows our experienced cosmetic and sedation dentist, Dr. Donian Shen, to work more effectively while you relax. We offer two techniques: oral conscious sedation and IV sedation. Oral sedation allows you to remain conscious but calmer during treatment and may include the use of oral medication, nitrous oxide, or another therapy. IV sedation is also known as sleep dentistry, as you can essentially go to sleep and wake up with the procedure complete.

Sedation techniques can be useful even if you feel comfortable at the dentist. If you have any of the following, we may be able to help:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Severe gag reflex
  • Time constraints
  • Jaw soreness
  • Back or neck limitations
  • Difficulty getting numb

We will need to complete a thorough medical evaluation before offering either oral or IV sedation. For more information about our sedation dentistry options, or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Shen, contact us today.