Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry: Safe, Effective, and Relaxing Care

Sedation dentistry is easily one of the most beneficial developments within the dental field over the past few decades and Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne is one the area’s leading providers.


Each year, millions of Americans go without needed dental care due to fear or anxiety about their treatment. This is a common feeling, as studies suggest that as much as 75 percent of the adult population suffers from some degree of dental fear. Plus, as many as 1-in-10 Americans completely avoid dental treatment because of their overwhelming dental anxiety. If you are one of these people, you no longer have to fear your dental appointments.

Dr. Rob Harrell is acutely aware of the issue and prevalence of dental fear and is a certified sedation dentist who regularly helps patients receive the treatment they need without stress, worry or pain.
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You will meet with Dr. Harrell to get more information and become comfortable with him and his staff. No dental procedures will be performed during this appointment — just relax, ask questions and share your desired outcome. We can get you back on track to superior oral health.
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See what our patients have to say about sedation dentistry:

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 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
  • Patients feel completely relaxed, but they are aware and maintain movement control.
  • The anxiety response is neutralized. Common triggers like the sight of the instruments have no effect.
  • The gag reflex is inhibited, which removes a key issue for many patients.
  • Tolerance levels are higher, so complex procedures can be completed in fewer visits.
  • Sedation patients remember little or nothing at all about their treatments.
  • The ability to receive routine dental care is restored, greatly improving one’s overall health.

Dr. Harrell discusses Sedation Dentistry:

One of the most important parts of our practice is sedation dentistry. We recognize that there are lots of patients that have anxiety and fear about coming to the dentist. They may have had a bad experience as a child. They may have just let things go for a few years. What we want our patients to understand is that we have a very safe and effective way to treat those patients with fear and anxiety with sedation dentistry.
It’s 100% safe and effective. We’ve helped hundreds of patients over the last 15 years to be able to rebuild their teeth, to have the smile that they’ve really wanted, and to turn back the clock, and what we want our patients to understand is that this is a judgment-free zone. We don’t assign any guilt. If you need help, we’re here to help you. Using sedation dentistry, we can put together a plan to really help you turn back the clock to get your teeth back in good shape again and to really have the smile that you’ve always wanted.

It is well understood that feelings of anxiousness can psychologically contribute to sensations of pain. Modern sedation dentistry techniques are capable of putting patients at ease no matter how severe their anxiety may be. In some cases, patients awake from a sedated state with a brand new smile and no recollection of the procedure whatsoever.

Dr. Harrell offers oral conscious sedation, which is as easy as swallowing a couple of pills. State Dental boards mandate strict guidelines for the practice of sedation dentistry, and Dr. Harrell is fully licensed and guided by years of experience with hundreds of sedation patients. Adult Dentistry stays on the leading edge by keeping up with new dental techniques and equipment and always tracking the latest educational advances in the field. Sedation in dentistry is an exploding segment of treatment so it evolves quickly.

Adult Dentistry takes great pride in knowing that patients are receiving and benefiting from the industry’s best practices at any given time. A complementary consultation with Dr. Harrell can help you decide not only what type of treatments are best for you, but which sedation techniques can be used to help you have a relaxed, safe, and stress-free experience.

If you would like to know more about sedation dentistry, call or email today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Dr. Harrell. He will be happy to discuss the many cosmetic dental procedures that are available and help you decide which will allow you to smile with pride. During your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will look when your stress-free treatment is complete.

Before and After Gallery

See for yourself how time-after-time we have been able to achieve life changing results for our patients.

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