Don’t Let Fear and Embarrassment Keep You from Taking Care of Your Teeth

Because we have offered sedation dentistry we see a lot of people who really, really do not like going to the dentist. Many of them have not walked through the door of a dental office in years.

Fear and anxiety often play a big role in their avoiding dental care, but after a while embarrassment is likely to set in. When they are finally ready or have a dental emergency and come in, many actually try to apologize for the condition of their teeth.

There is no need to apologize or feel ashamed. We know that the condition of your teeth does not reflect on who you are. It simply means something got in the way of your taking care of yourself.

Once our patients get to know us, they realize that we are not going to judge them. We appreciate their courage in coming in and focus on helping them with their dental needs.

We know that by taking care of their oral health they will be improving their medical health, as well. Dental conditions and oral bacteria have been linked to diseases like diabetes, cancer, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and more. Our goal is to help all of our patients stay healthy, happy, and smile more often.

If you are one of those people who have been avoiding dental care, we want you to know that you deserve to be respected and cared for in a compassionate way.

Our team is known to be gentle, caring, and dedicated to excellence. Dr. Smith is experienced at almost all dental procedures so referrals to specialists are seldom needed. You can trust that his dental work will look good, feel good, and last a long time. 

Now is a great time to take that first step towards a healthy mouth. Just imagine how proud you will be of yourself and your new smile.

If you are in the Knoxville area, we would love to welcome you to our family of happy dental patients. You can schedule a consultation by calling: (865) 922-1613

We promise to take great care of you!


Oral Sedation Dentistry – The Key to Anxiety Free Dental Care


Over 30% of Americans avoid dental care because they are afraid of going to the dentist. Unfortunately, this usually results in their developing more more serious dental problems. They end up needing more extensive and expensive treatment that reinforces their worst fears. 

And then, they are even more afraid.

In our office, we offer oral sedation dentistry for our nervous or fearful patients.  A simple little pill helps them feel more relaxed and able to have dental treatment without fear.

Our oral sedation patients tell us:

  • They feel very relaxed
  • Time goes by quickly
  • They are sleepy, but awake
  • They often don’t remember the appointment later

If you would like to feel this way during your dental visits, oral sedation dentistry may be right for you. It can help you:

  • Overcome or at least limit your fear and anxiety about dentistry
  • Stop feeling guilty about avoiding dental care
  • Bring your mouth back to a healthy state & prevent future dental problems
  • Feel proud that you are taking care of yourself
  • Enjoy a smile that you are proud to share

To learn more about oral sedation dentistry and how it can help you enjoy a healthy and happy smile, give us a call. We promise not to judge the state of your mouth and will take great care of you. 

(865) 922-1613  Knoxville, TN

Sedation Dentistry: A Solution for Dental Fear & More

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Everyone deserves to have a beautiful and healthy smile, but for some of you fear of going to the dentist gets in the way.  We understand.  Helping fearful dental patients is one of our favorite things to do.

One of the most popular solutions we offer people with dental anxiety is oral sedation dentistry.  It can be as simple as taking a pill and there are no I.V. needles involved.  Our patients tell us they are awake and feel fully relaxed during their treatment. The time seems to go by quickly.  They are grateful for the experience of stress free dental appointments and proud of themselves for moving beyond their fears to become more healthy.

Some of the other benefits they appreciate about oral sedation dentistry are:

  • It is a time saver.  Oral sedation dentistry allows for longer appointments and most patients can have all of their treatment completed in one visit, saving time and trips to the dental office.
  • Dr. Ron Smith has the experience and skill needed to provide many procedures often referred out to specialists, resulting in the availability of more comprehensive dental care.
  • It is a great solution for patients with a strong gag reflex or disability.
  • In the long run, people save money because dental problems become more complex and expensive when neglected over time.
  • Even cosmetic dentistry patients love being able to relax during their smile makeovers.

We have a strong commitment to your safety.  Dr. Smith and our team have the required certifications to provide oral sedation dentistry and continue to take classes and updates as they become available.  If you are unable to come to our office, please be sure any dentist offering you sedation care has the proper certifications before allowing them to treat you.

If you are in our area or would like to travel to see Dr. Smith, we would love to help you move past your fears and enjoy better dental health with oral sedation dentistry.

Call (865) 922-1613 to learn more. We promise to take good care of you.

Oral Sedation Dentistry Makes Dental Visits Easy

man afraid of the dentist dental anxietyYou do not have to let dental fear and anxiety stop you from taking care of your oral health anymore. Oral sedation dentistry can make going to the dentist seem like a walk in the park.

Taking care of your teeth and gums is critical since we now know that inflammation or infections in your mouth can contribute to life threatening medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. And, if it’s been at least a year since your last dental visit it is likely that you have one of the leading causes, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.

We specialize in patients who are fearful and could tell many stories of how people’s lives have changed thanks to oral sedation dentistry. There are no needles or IV’s involved. It’s as easy as taking a little pill that allows you to relax and make it feel like time speeds by.

Our patients say they feel sleepy, but awake and free of anxiety. Because our patients are so relaxed we can often get all of the recommended dental treatment done in just one visit.  Wouldn’t that be great?

Don’t let anxiety or fear stop you from taking care of yourself. The condition of your mouth could be shortening your life and no one wants to lose teeth, have bad breath, or a smile that feels embarrassing.

 We encourage you to  give us a call and learn more about how we can help you take care of your mouth in a comfortable and caring way. We promise not to judge you if it’s been awhile since your last visit and to take excellent care of you.

You can reach us at: (865) 922-1613 Knoxville, TN