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Comfortable, Stress-Free Dentistry Is Within Reach

Fear of the dentist is one of the most common phobias in the world. Unfortunately, dental anxiety keeps many Nashville, TN patients from seeking the dental care they need for healthy, beautiful smiles. It’s essential that you get dental problems treated right away to keep them from getting worse. Putting off dental treatments can mean worsening oral health and more invasive treatments down the road. If you’re delaying dental care because you feel nervous or uncomfortable in the dental chair, you can rest easy at Vitality Dental. Our team’s commitment to your comfort starts from the moment you walk in the door. From our relaxing, spa-like dental office environment to our friendly, approachable team, we’ve worked to eliminate stress from your dental experience. We’ve also adopted the latest dental technologies and methods to insure comfortable, minimally invasive care for maximum comfort. Sedation dentistry services are one more way we make sure you can enjoy comfortable, stress-free dental care when you need it. We can customize your dental anesthesia experience to match your level of need and minimize your anxiety. By combining multiple treatments into one efficient appointment, we can minimize your number of visits and maximize the good your sedation dentistry experience can do for you! Let dental anesthesia put your fears to rest and help you reclaim your dental health.

How Can Sedation Dentistry Help You?

Your Anxiety Is Unique to You. Your Sedation Dentistry Experience Should Be, too!

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Oral Conscious Sedation

Imagine how much better your oral health would be if you could just take a pill and magically stop feeling afraid of the dentist. Oral conscious sedation can make this a reality. While oral conscious sedation won’t “knock you out” like some other forms of dental anesthesia, it will help eliminate your dental anxiety and many patients feel comfortable enough to nap in the chair! You’ll still be able to talk and answer questions, but your procedure will seem to be over before you know it, meaning you can have longer, complex treatments completed in a single visit. We will also use a local anesthetic numbing injection to ensure complete comfort. This is a safe, easy, and affordable sedation dentistry option.
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Nitrous Oxide

Although many people know it as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide won’t actually make most patients laugh. Nitrous oxide induces a state of relaxation and euphoria. It’s one of the safest and most common forms of sedation in dentistry. In fact, it’s so safe it is frequently recommended for children! With nitrous oxide, patients will remain conscious, relaxed and responsive throughout their care. It can also help numbing injections work better, and it can suppress the gag reflex in sensitive patients. After treatment is done, the nitrous oxide is stopped, and the effects wear off quickly, with no lingering drowsiness.

IV Sedation

For patients who need a stronger level of anxiety control and deeper relaxation, intravenous sedation will induce a profound sleeplike state. It’s great for patients with a strong gag reflex, or patients who need multiple treatments who want to get all treatments done in one visit. Many patients who receive IV sedation may forget parts of their care or the entirety of their treatment. Dr. Holmes and Dr Oakes with their team at Vitality Dental are specifically trained for this type of sedation, which we can adjust to the appropriate level for your individual needs. It’s also fast-acting and rapidly reversible when needed.

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Sedation Dentistry Can Give You the Power to Take Control of Your Health

If you feel anxious about the sights, sounds or smells of a dental visit, dental anesthesia may be the solution that lets you get back in the dental office and take control of your oral health. Avoiding the dental office can lead to severe tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and infections. Left unchecked, the disease-causing bacteria found in gum disease can spread throughout the body and lead to diabetes complications, high blood pressure, and even cardiovascular disease.

Whether you need the edge taken off for your routine cleanings or wish you could sleep through your full mouth reconstruction, we’re here to discuss your options to reduce anxiety and feel relaxed in the dental chair. We also partner with multiple insurance companies and will help you file claims to ensure your entire treatment process is painless. You deserve great oral health without fear or pain, which is why we encourage everyone with dental phobia to consider sedation anesthesia near you in Nashville, TN.

Let us help you overcome dental fear and feel proud of your smile again!

Call us today to schedule an appointment to talk about your dental sedation options.