Dickson & Belle Meade Sedation Dentistry

Keeping You Comfortable & Worry-free

To help and encourage you to visit us regularly, you can find sedation and relaxation options to help with the general discomfort you may feel during dental procedures. Dr. Gatgens at Accent Smile Center in Dickson, Tennessee, offers this anxiety-free dentistry to you.

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Many people experience anxiety surrounding visiting the dentist. At Accent Smile Center, we provide sedation dentistry in a safe, respectful, and compassionate environment so you can feel more at ease.

Dr. Ford Gatgens has received many continuing education hours in sedation training and ACLS training to ensure he serves patients with the correct protocol. Oral-conscious sedation provides a safe and comfortable dental experience for all patients, regardless of their unique dental procedure.

Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

By using oral conscious dentistry, Accent Smile Center is also able to treat patients with restrictions to specific sedation medication such as Lorazepam or Zaleplon since there are diverse drugs that can be used.

Advantages include:

  • Comfort and reduced anxiety
  • There are no needles involved
  • Oral conscious sedation works
  • Amnesic effect
  • Cheaper than intravenous sedation
  • Allows more dentistry to be completed in less time

Find an Anxiety-Free Visit

If you’re typically not comfortable at the dental office, local anesthesia might not be enough to relax you while Dr. Gatgens works on your teeth. Try oral conscious sedation to ease your anxiety. Make sure you have your dental work done where your dentist is educated in safe sedation protocol, like Dr. Gatgens.

If you’re in the Dickson, Tennessee or Belle Meade area, then of course, just make an appointment with Accent Smile Makeover for all your dental needs. Dr. Gatgens, a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry, has years of experience under his belt.

Today, he’s a member of quite a few dental associations, including the American Dental Association, DOCS Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as Nashville Dental Society. In other words, when you’re treated at Accent Smile Center, you’re in great hands.

What Is IV Sedation?

IV sedation is administered directly into your arm or hand. With IV sedation, patients breathe on their own while their breathing and heart rate are monitored and are still responsive to Dr. Gatgens’ prompts.

You’ll need to have a driver ready to escort you home after the procedure and to monitor you for the day, as some effects of the medication may linger for the remainder of the day.

IV Sedation-Certified

At Accent Smile Center, we provide IV sedation dentistry in a safe, respectful, and compassionate environment so you can feel more at ease.

Dr. Gatgens spent more than 60 hours dedicated to learning the practice of IV sedation. He learned the safe and proper protocols to administer this useful medical tool for patients here in Dickson.

Benefits of IV Sedation Dentistry

At Accent Smile Center, we care about your experience and want you to feel comfortable. The benefits of IV sedation include:

  • Feel calm and relaxed during your dental visit.
  • Take care of complex procedures in a single visit.
  • Catch up on years of putting off dental visits.
  • A licensed nurse anesthetist administers the IV sedation.
  • Depth of sleep is monitored and tailored to your needs. You’ll awaken alert and ready to go on with your day.

Is IV Sedation Safe?

As with any sedation procedure, there are always some risks involved. However, these risks can be minimized by an experienced dentist like Dr. Gatgens.

He has the proper education, certification, and permits to use IV sedation as a part of his practice. When proper steps are taken, sedation dentistry is considered safe to use—even for children!

Risks of IV Sedation Dentistry

Not everyone is a candidate for dental sedation. Risks that could lead to complications include certain medications, obstructive sleep apnea, heart conditions, or weight.

At your appointment, Dr. Gatgens and his team will help you determine whether sedation is right for you.

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