Sedation Dentistry



If you utter these words with conviction and without hesitation, then you are probably one of the 30 million to 40 million people who are terrified of seeing a dentist. You are by no means alone.  Patients suffering from dental phobias or who have time constraints benefit from sedation dentistry.  If someone you love or you yourself have a tremendous fear of seeing a dentist in Nashville, then sedation may be for you.  On an individual case basis, Creative Dentistry, P.C. will recommend either oral, IV or general sedation.

Which Type Of Sedation Dentistry Is Right For Me?

Creative Dentistry, P.C. will recommend one of the following sedation methods on an individual case basis.

  • Inhalation Anesthesia (Nitrous Gas) – performed on site
  • Oral Conscious Sedation – performed on site
  • Intravenous Sedation – performed on-site and Dream Team Oral Surgery, Inc.

Oral Sedation: a conscious sedation method
Patients are given a pill to take an hour prior to their dental appointment. The patient will sleep for up to five to six hours after taking the necessary number of additional pills. The time you are asleep will vary dependent on the dosage received. The patient will be able to respond to commands given by the doctor. Complex dental treatment can be performed all in one visit. This method is also great for patients without a phobia, but who may have time constraints and need all their dental work conducted in one visit.

IV (Intravenous Sedation): a conscious sedation method
Patients are intravenously sedated with drugs such as Demerol, Valium, Versed, Fentanyl, and others. Patients will have no recollection of the treatment performed.

IV sedation is safe and is highly effective in managing physically or behaviorally challenged patients.