Oral sedation dentistry is an excellent choice if you are nervous or afraid of the dentist, want a lot of treatment completed in one visit, or have other issues that make visits to the dentist challenging.
Knowing we can help you feel relaxed and calm during your dental visit can be empowering and allow you to finally have the healthy mouth and beautiful smile you deserve.
Not all dentists can legally provide this service and it is important to ask these questions when choosing an oral sedation dentist:
- What is your training and background?
- How long have you been providing oral sedation dentistry?
- What special certifications or licenses do you have that allow you to be an oral sedation dentist?
In our office, Dr. Ron Smith has a long history of being a successful and experienced oral sedation dentist. He has completed advanced training in oral sedation and emergency response and takes continuing education classes every year so that he is up to date with the latest technology and information in the field.
So, what is oral sedation?
It is an easy and comfortable way to feel calm and relaxed during dental treatment. With oral sedation, you simply take a sedative pill that slows the reaction of your nervous system. There are no IV’s or needles involved. We do a thorough screening of your medical history and medications you take before choosing a medication that will be safe and effective for you.
The oral sedation drugs that we use have been used safely on millions of patients and are in the safest category available. You will feel calm and relaxed, but alert and responsive. You will not be asleep.
Over the years, we have helped many patients have dental care that would normally be too afraid or unable to. We made sure they never felt judged for the condition of their mouths when they came in and focused on helping them feel safe and understood. We have witnessed transformations that seemed miraculous and tears of joy.
We love this work and hope that if you are avoiding dental treatment and feel oral sedation dentistry may be the answer, you reach out and get the help you deserve.
(865) 922-1613 Knoxville, TN