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.
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!
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
No. You will feel nothing!
Although the movies make this sound terrifying, patients cannot simply wake up without it being intended.
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!
On average, our cases last two to six hours.
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to and from our office.
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
- 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