Sedation Dentistry 

Lots of people are scared of the dentist! If you postpone dental visits because of fear, anxiety, stress, or physical discomfort in the dental chair, Memphis sedation dentist Dr. Miles Moore would like you to consider conscious oral sedation. This safe and effective sedation option involves administering a mild oral sedative in combination with nitrous oxide. Dr. Miles Moore is a certified sedation dentist who received his conscious oral sedation certification through through DOCS, the Dental Organization for Oral Conscious Sedation.

READ MORE: How to Relax at the Dentist

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Benefits of Oral Sedation

With sedation dentistry, you'll feel relaxed and comfortable while we complete any dental work needed, so you'll never have to fear going to the dentist again. You can have the beautiful smile you've always wanted, the good health you've always hoped for, and the ability to have cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry work completed without experiencing any fear or anxiety.


How does oral conscious sedation work?

No needles are involved!

Because Beautiful Smiles uses only oral sedation, you never have to worry about the fear of needles - simply take a mild oral sedative and sit back and relax. Before any dental work begins, you'll be given a mild oral sedative which will help you relax in the dental chair. A trained dental hygienist will be there to assist you by providing a blanket, answering your questions, and monitoring your comfort throughout the entire procedure. Dr. Moore will then administer nitrous oxide to enhance the effects of the sedation.

Oral conscious sedation is not anesthesia.

He can perform hours of dental work while you rest comfortably. You will remain conscious – you don’t actually go to sleep. However, sometimes patients report that they can’t remember a thing about the procedure performed in conjunction with oral conscious sedation. Now that’s relaxation!

You will need a ride home.

You will need a friend or family member to drive you home from the appointment. The rest of the day, plan to relax. When you wake the next morning, the sedative will have subsided, and you'll enjoy the benefits of a stronger, healthier, more beautiful smile.


How does oral conscious sedation help you?

We don’t want you to avoid seeking the dental treatment you need because of fear and anxiety. That’s why we offer oral conscious sedation at Memphis Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Without dental care, your smile will suffer, and we understand that so many smiles are neglected because of fear of the dentist. With oral conscious sedation, you can step fearlessly into our office and finally receive dental care you’ve been putting off, possibly for years or even your entire life. 

Oral conscious sedation is for anyone who needs help relaxing at the dentist.

Oral conscious sedation isn’t just for people who suffer with severe anxiety. Anyone can benefit from the relaxation, so if experiencing more comfortable dentistry sounds like it’s right for you, contact Memphis Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and let Dr. Moore set your mind at ease with sedation dentistry. You can also check out our blog on the topic: How Does Sedation Dentistry Work? 

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