Sedation Dentistry - Bright Smile Dental
Free Consultation: 614-799-9140

Sedation Dentistry

Our main goal is to always make sure you are comfortable and have the best experience possible. Sedation dentistry allows us to complete more extensive cases while you are completely comfortable under the supervision of our trained team.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is administered by a single pill, while you remain completely awake. It can help with patients who suffer from mild anxiety, without the need to be completely under.

A common misconception of oral sedation is that the patient is fully asleep - however, with the correct dosage a patient should never be rendered unconscious, as it poses a serious health risk! Our certified staff always takes great care to administer oral sedation as instructed. You can trust our capable staff to take care of you.

Closeup of a Glass Prescription brown bottle with pills

IV Sedation

IV Sedation is administered intravenously, and provides a more relaxed feeling than oral sedation. It's a great fit for moderate to severe anxiety in patients. We want to ensure you are completely comfortable for long cases and high anxiety, so we bring in a licensed anesthesiologist specifically for your appointment. You are monitored with the best hospital standard equipment by the anesthesiologist and our trained assistants to ensure the most safe and relaxed environment.

Professional medicines. Anesthetic drugs and syringes

General Anesthesia

With general anesthesia, you are completely asleep for the duration of the procedure. We take great pride in being able to offer this service for patients -  our team can provide anesthetic services based on your individual needs, and can provide a consultation to help decide which treatment is the best fit for you.

Above all, your safety comes first!

Smile MD

At Bright Smile Dental, we partner with Smile MD to relieve patient anxiety over dental procedures. Smile MD provides safe, hospital grade anesthetic care on-site.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will I feel any pain during the procedure?

No. You will feel nothing!

Will I wake up in the middle of a procedure?

Although the movies make this sound terrifying, patients cannot simply wake up without it being intended.

Will I be monitored?

Yes - a member of our team is always with you and your vital signs are continuously monitored for the entire visit. You will never be alone, your safety comes first!

How long will I be asleep?

On average, our cases last two to six hours.

Will someone need to accompany me?

Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to and from our office.

Who is a good candidate for sedation dentistry?

People who have:

  • fear of dentistry
  • had traumatic dental experiences
  • difficulty getting numb
  • a bad gag reflex
  • very sensitive teeth
  • limited time to complete their dental care
  • complex dental problems

People who:

  • hate needles and shots!
  • hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
  • are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth
  • just want to be comfortable during their dental procedure

Over 10 Years of Genuine Dental Care

We proudly serve the Powell, Dublin, and Columbus areas!