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Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Whitlock uses the latest dental technologies to ensure a

comfortable and anxiety-free visit

for you and your family.

Our desire is to help you relax and enjoy your trip to the dentist.  If you or your family members have felt anxiety during dental visits, we welcome the opportunity to provide you a carefree experience.  Using the latest advancements in dental care, Sedation Dentistry allows you to rest with minimal anxiety while we perform your dentistry.


Whether you need a cavity filled, dentures fitted, treatment for sore gums, cosmetic procedures to whiten your teeth or fix a chipped tooth, you'll be amazed at how much dental work can be accomplished while you are calmly sedated.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who should try sedation dentistry?

Most people who avoid the dentist suffer from paralyzing fear, probably connected to an unpleasant experience. Some put off going to the dentist because they simply don’t have the time, while others have a low pain tolerance or resistance to the numbing injections most dentists use. Additional reasons may include dental patients who can’t control a gag reflex or are too embarrassed about the condition of their teeth. No matter what your reason, there’s no need to feel embarrassed. At Todd Whitlock Dentistry we often see patients who have not been to a dentist in years. It’s not unusual for us to see patients who require extensive, complex treatment. But with Sedation Dentistry, we can usually accomplish complete care and restoration in fewer comfortable, anxiety free visits.

2. Will I be unconscious?

There are varying degrees of sedation available. We offer oral conscious sedation, which is as simple as taking a pill allowing you to be conscious and responsive throughout the procedure. However, you’ll remain in a deeply relaxed state, so you won’t be nervous or fidgety. There will be minimal anxiety, you won’t be aware of sounds or smells around you, and you'll remember very little from the appointment. When the procedure is complete, you’ll feel totally relaxed and it’ll seem like only a few minutes have passed.

3. Is Sedation Dentistry safe?

Throughout your visit our experienced clinical team will monitor your vital signs. You’ll receive compassionate, attentive care that will make you feel like you’re getting a spa treatment. The best part will come when you look in the mirror and see your healthy, happy smile.

4. How long will it take?

Depending on the condition of your teeth, your appointment could last up to four hours.

5. Do I need someone with me?

Because you’ll need to take a pill before you leave home, someone must accompany you to and from the dentist’s office. Although you’ll feel completely refreshed when the procedure is over, you’ll still be under the effects of sedation.

6. How do I get started?

Our friendly staff is waiting to hear from you. First, we need to gather some information regarding your health. Then we’ll discuss your specific needs and desires. Once you’ve talked with Dr. Whitlock and his caring team, you’ll wonder why you waited so long. 


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