Conscious Sedation at the Smile Institute

Conscious SedationDo you get nervous before going to the dentist? Do you avoid going to the dentist because you are nervous or have dental phobia?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider our conscious sedation treatment. It can improve the quality and experience of your dental visit.


What is conscious sedation?

Conscious sedation offers relaxing medications (nitrous oxide/oxygen) that allow you to feel comfortable during medical procedures that would normally cause you to be nervous or experience pain and discomfort. You will be awake but your mouth may be numb due to the sedative. The lasting effects of the sedative usually lasts about 30 to 60 minutes so you can go right back to your day-to-day activities.

Patients can opt to have this treatment for a minor surgery or procedure.. This is a great alternative to making an uncomfortable and un-enjoyable dental visit into a worry-free experience.

We are careful to follow all necessary precautions and regulations during this process. If you are interested in these guidelines we follow, feel free to check out the ADA Use for Sedation and General Anesthia by Dentists Policy Statement.

Request an appointment

You can request and give authorization from one of our dentists. Request an appointment or contact us to learn more about our sedation treatment.