SEDATION

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry is held in the highest regard here at Dental Bliss, because we were founded by two people who suffered traumatic dental experiences in their youth. This is why Dental Bliss Franklin, and Dental Bliss Hermitage utilize sedation dentistry not only to relieve discomfort during procedures, but also to relieve stress, nerves, and phobias about going to the dentist. It is our belief that you shouldn’t avoid getting the smile you want, or restoring confidence in your smile just because traditional dentistry has left a bad taste in your mouth. For Dentistry Re-Imagined, explore this information and the links provided below.

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FACTS ABOUT SEDATION DENTISTRY

  • It Really Works! You really can snooze in a sleep like state during your dental appointment.
  • It Is Safe! You take a small pill prior to treatment, no intravenous tubes or needles.
  • You will have little or no memory of the experience. You probably won’t remember any sounds or smells.
  • You will snooze for up to five to six hours after taking the pill. The time you are snoozing will vary depending on your needed treatment.
  • Complex dental treatments that often require six to eight appointments, can be done in as little as one! All while you snooze.
  • People who have difficulty getting numb will find that snooze dentistry eliminates this problem, in a sleep like state.
  • Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR ORAL SEDATION DENTISTRY?

  • Anyone who has excessive gagging, hard to numb sensitive teeth
  • Anyone who wants large amounts of work done in one appointment
  • Anyone who suffers from dental fear and anxiety
  • Anyone who would like their dental work done while in a safe, totally relaxed sleep like state

Types of Sedation Dentistry at Dental Bliss

Light Sedation

Patient’s anxieties are relieved, but they are conscious and able to verbally and physically respond throughout the procedure.

Moderate Sedation

Patients are often still conscious and able to respond to stimulus, but are often amnestic and do not remember much, if any, of their treatment.

Deep Sedation / General Anesthesia

Patients are comfortably relaxed, unconscious, and without movement throughout the entire dental procedure.

Dr. Yezerski is the only dentist / anesthesiologist in Tennessee doing this on a mobile basis. He visits the Dental Bliss office on an as needed, scheduled basis. To enjoy the best Sedation Dentistry has to offer, please schedule your reservation today.

QUESTIONS ABOUT SEDATION DENTISTRY

Will I feel any pain?

No. You will feel nothing!

Will I be unconscious?

No, you will be in a deeply relaxed, sleep like state, and you will be responsive.

Will I be monitored?

Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit by an ultramodern electronic monitoring system. You are never alone.

How long will I be snoozing?

Depending on your needs, from 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 our office and home again.

Is it safe?

Absolutely. This is not the general anesthesia used in hospitals and surgery centers. This is no more dangerous then taking a sleep pill when you can’t sleep.

#1 DENTIST IN NASHVILLE

Toast Of Music City
Dr. Atchley was voted #1 DENTIST IN NASHVILLE 8 years in a row.
 

From the time I arrived at your office until the time I left your staff and especially you provided unparalleled service.

Dental Bliss

Franklin

151 Rosa Helm Way
Franklin TN, 37067

(615) 794-8810

Dental Bliss

Hermitage

601 Brandywine Court
Old Hickory TN, 37138

(615) 847-1234

 

Common Reasons For Dental Anxiety

Sedation Dentistry For Dental Anxiety

Pain management is among the top reasons our patients choose to use sedation dentistry. However, fear of pain is only one small drop in the ocean of reasons for dental anxiety. At Dental Bliss, we’ve created a spa-like environment and brought in top specialists to ensure our patients’ dental experience is a comfortable and relaxing one.

Common Reasons For Dental Anxiety

  • Pain
    Pain is not a huge factor when considering cosmetic procedures such as dental veneers or dental bonding, as these are normally painless aesthetic improvements. However, sedation techniques still come in to play often for their ability to make even those painless procedures anxiety free. Dental anxiety due to fear of pain comes into play much more frequently with procedures like root canals and dental implants, which are commonly dreaded treatments. However, with sedation dentistry, even the most uncomfortable procedures are nothing to worry about.

  • Loss of Control & the Unknown
    Many of our patients fear not knowing what is going to happen during their visit or what the dentist might find during a routine check-up. Lying in the chair with the dentist poking around your mouth could make you feel as if you have no control. Remember, though, you can discuss your concerns with your dentist about what is going to happen and relay all of your worries before you ever sit down. Our excellent staff will help guide you through every step of your treatment.

  • Dental Equipment
    No one likes to be poked and prodded, so it makes sense that many people are afraid of the sharp, metal instruments used in a dentist’s office. Feel free to ask your dentist about the tools being used, or even ask to hold the tools first. Our staff has been specially trained to tailor to phobic and anxious dental patients.

  • Gag Reflex
    Some people are more prone to gagging than others. This could affect how you feel about having instruments and x-ray tabs in your mouth. Let your dentist know that your reflex is sensitive, and they may suggest sedation dentistry. Sedation will help allow you to remain calm, and tame that gag reflex from acting up during your visit.

  • The Mask
    Because the health mask covers only half of the face, it can make it hard to read the dentist’s expressions correctly. This may make the dentist seem ominous or downright scary. Ask to meet your dentist without the mask, or get to know your dentist before they put the mask on. During your initial consultation, we recommend you create a list of the items that make you uncomfortable in the dentist chair, and our staff will help address each one in turn.

  • Tool Noises
    Certain dental tools such as drills and x-ray machines can be very loud. Even hearing one of these noises in the next room spooks some patients. Again, don’t be afraid to ask what our tools are used for, and why they behave the way they do. We believe communication is the foundation of easing dental anxiety, and voicing your anxieties is your best weapon.

  • Previous Dental Experiences
    Many of our most loyal patients are those who experienced traumatic dental visits in their youth, and who now deal with dental anxiety as a result. This is a subject that hits close to home for our founders. Dental Bliss was created for the sole purpose to have a dental office where those traumatic events could never happen. Our spa-like environment, many amenities, and family friendly staff have all been custom tailored to help phobic patients cope with their fears and begin to enjoy taking care of their oral health.

Finding a Sedation Dentist

Finding a dentist requires some serious searching around, so we’ll help you start. You’ll probably want to find a dentist that takes your insurance, or that has locations close to your home or work. Dental Bliss has two convenient locations! To see if we accept your insurance provider, send us a message on the form on this page, or give us a call at either location.

Now that you found a sedation dentist worth looking into, what factor should be considered next? To us, trust is the leading player in our success as a premier Nashville sedation dentist. Our patients know they can trust us, because we’ve given them the results to earn it. But, what if you’ve never been here before? If you haven’t, it’s likely you don’t know our story. Both of our founders suffered traumatic dental experiences in their youth. At an early age, they both decided that they would conquer their own fears, become dentistry leaders, and open a practice with the sole purpose of eliminated the anxiety, stress, and fears that normally accompany dental appointments.

Dental Anxiety Resources

There are many resources out there for phobic patients, but these are some of our favorites.
My Fears
Phobia Help
Dental Fear Central
10 Reasons People Hate The Dentist

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#1 DENTIST IN NASHVILLE

Toast Of Music City
Dr. Atchley was voted #1 DENTIST IN NASHVILLE 8 years in a row.
 

From the time I arrived at your office until the time I left your staff and especially you provided unparalleled service.

Dental Bliss

Franklin

151 Rosa Helm Way
Franklin TN, 37067

(615) 794-8810

Dental Bliss

Hermitage

601 Brandywine Court
Old Hickory TN, 37138

(615) 847-1234