Sedation Dentistry

At Vitality Dental, we use advanced sedation dentistry for a wide variety of in-house services. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable, calm, and relaxed through any dental treatment or dental procedure.

Sedation Dentistry in Nashville, TN

Sedation dentistry is a technique for helping dental patients relax and feel more comfortable during dental procedures. This technique involves using sedatives to reduce stress, anxiety, and physical pain associated with dental treatment. At Vitality Dental in Nashville, TN, we offer several types of sedation, including laughing gas, general anesthesia, oral sedation, and IV sedation. 

IV sedation is commonly used for surgical procedures, such as wisdom teeth removal or dental implants. Before any procedure, our doctors will recommend the appropriate level of sedation that meets your needs. We will then schedule your appointment and plan accordingly for your procedure, knowing you will be relaxed and calm during the dental appointment. 

We aim to ensure you feel comfortable and safe throughout your dental treatment. We understand that dental procedures can be stressful, and we want to ensure you have a positive experience with us. If you have any concerns or questions about sedation dentistry, please do not hesitate to ask us.

  • What are my dental sedation options?

    • Nitrous (laughing gas) is an easy sedation technique that involves inhaling nitrous oxide gas through the nose. After receiving the gas for five minutes, many people feel a sense of calm and experience a reduced feeling of many sensations, including pressure and pain. It is a short-acting sedation option, and you can drive to and from your appointment with no worries.
    • General anesthesia is administered by an in-house specialist at Vitality Dental. The patient will have no memory of the procedure and feel no pain.
    • Oral Sedation is a deeper form of sedation that gives patients more of a ‘fuzzy’ memory of the appointment. The patient is given medication in the office before the procedure.
    • IV Sedation is the safest method of sedation because the medications can be tailored to each patient’s levels exceptionally quickly. This method requires a driver to and from the appointment and is available for healthy individuals with no significant health conditions. The patient will feel a little pinch in the arm, and the medications will create a full-sleep appointment. They may or may not remember anything from the appointment.
  • Is dental sedation safe?

    Absolutely! Sedation is a highly safe option for individuals who experience dental anxiety. After a thorough consultation with Dr. Oakes or Dr. Holmes, we will determine your safest route. This will allow you to feel at ease and not experience any anxiety or fear during your dental procedure.


More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental sedation, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Vitality Dental

2708 Old Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
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