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Sedation Dentistry

It is not a secret that some people feel uncomfortable or anxiety at the thought of dental work. Many people avoid the dentist due to anxiety, putting their oral and overall health at risk. At Smile Design Studios, we want to make dental care as stress-free as possible for patients. We offer different forms of sedation dentistry at our office to give patients options to relax and feel at ease while we care for their beautiful smiles.

Oral Conscious Sedation

For those undergoing invasive dental treatments or with moderate to severe dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation is a good choice. With this method, the patient is prescribed an oral sedation medication before their procedure. This medication relaxes the patient before and during the procedure. They are still awake but in a very relaxed state-of-mind. With this level of sedation, patients cannot drive after their appointment and will need someone to bring them home from their visit.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” has been used for many decades as a mild sedative that is safe for dental patients of all ages. Breathing in the gas creates a mild euphoria that helps relieve anxiety and stress during dental procedures. This option can be used for those with mild to moderate dental anxiety or other issues that interfere with dental care. It does not have lingering side effects. Patients can safely drive shortly after using nitrous oxide.

Sedation dentistry is an option for those with a fear of dentists, a sensitive gag reflex or anyone undergoing invasive dental treatments. If you or a family member are uncomfortable during dental treatments, talk to our team about sedation options. We can help you feel calm and relaxed during your dental visits so you can achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

What Patients Say About
Smile Design Studios

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Ronnie G.

Absolutely amazing staff. Takes the time to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Office is extremely clean and welcoming. Takes care of you as a person and client and not as just a number. Dr. Ellis is truly amazing!

Roderick D.

My experience at Smile Design Studio was a very nice and pleasant one. Everyone is very professional, courteous and approachable. Dr. Ellis is very knowledgeable, caring and makes you feel right at ease. Today was my first visit, but definitely not the last.

Chantelle B.

Thank you Dr. Ellis for your amazing service. Dr. Ellis really cares about her patients and she takes great care of you. Her staff is awesome from the front desk you feel welcomed and my experience was the same all the way through. I was SUPER afraid to have any dental work done but Dr. Ellis made me feel so much better. I would recommend Dr. Ellis to everyone! Thank you Dr. Ellis

Terence H.

Dr. Ellis and her staff are always very professional and create a pleasant dental experience. My entire family is under the care of Dr. Ellis and we appreciate the attention to detail that she provides so that we have healthy teeth and gums. I highly recommend her practice for your dental needs and a beautiful smile!