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Sedation Dentistry

Fear of dental work or dentists can keep you from getting the dentistry treatments you need for good oral health.

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Sedation Dentistry Offers Many Benefits

Our team is super friendly and will go the extra mile to make you feel relaxed. We offer sedation dentistry options that come with awesome benefits like:
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No Pain

Fear of pain plays a huge role in dental anxiety. Sedation helps diminish pain receptors in the brain. When combined with local anesthesia and our highly trained doctors, we will do everything we can to keep you comfortable and relaxed.

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Pure Relaxation

Sedation given at our office in Bridgewater will put you in a deeply relaxed or very drowsy state. It depends on if you choose nitrous oxide or oral sedation. Either way, you will remain conscious and able to respond to your dentist.

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No Memory of the Procedure

Sedation can also prevent you from remembering your procedure, so you might have even less anxiety the next time you visit one of our Harrisonburg area offices for dental treatment.

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Helps You Sit Still

Some patients may have medical issues that prevent them from sitting still, or physical issues that make sitting for long periods painful. Our sedation options can help you safely overcome these issues.

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Reduces Gag Reflex

Many patients gag the second a dentist comes near their mouth with a dental instrument. This can make your procedure difficult to complete. Sedation calms the gagging reflex so your dentist can get to work and get you out of the dental chair as quickly as possible.

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Makes Multiple Procedures Possible

Our smile makeover patients can benefit from sedation as it will allow our dentists to do more than one procedure while you are relaxing in one of our comfy dental chairs. This can cut down on the number appointments you have to make at our Harrisonburg, VA, area practice.

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Our Sedation Dentistry Options

Whether because of anxiety or physical interference, many patients avoid dental treatment. However, this can allow harmful oral conditions to develop undeterred. These conditions can often indicate more systemic issues, including diabetes, immune disorders, heart or lung disease, and even AIDS. Routine dental appointments at our Harrisonburg area offices. are important for identifying the early signs of adverse health conditions. These safe, gentle sedation options can help you keep oral issues from affecting your overall health:
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Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Also known as laughing gas, this gas mixture is the mildest form of sedation available. It is easily administered through a mask placed over your nose during treatment. Your dentist will carefully monitor your dosage throughout the procedure. Once the gas begins to take effect, you will feel relaxed but remain fully aware of your surroundings. You might even a giggle a bit. Once the mask is removed, the effects will wear off quickly. In fact, laughing gas is the only form of sedation that allows you to drive yourself home from one of our Harrisonburg area offices.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral sedation involves swallowing a prescribed pill about an hour before your procedure begins. Your dentist will determine the strength of the sedative based on your anxiety and the complexity of your procedure. The minimum dose will leave patients feeling drowsy but awake, while a moderate dose can put you into a deeper state of relaxation. You will still be able to respond to questions. The effects or an oral sedative can last awhile, so patients must ensure they have a ride to and from our office.
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Transforming Smiles with Care and Authenticity

Explore the inspiring real-life stories of patients who underwent Sedation Dentistry, and witness the intricate process they experienced to achieve a stunning smile transformation.

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Before - Ben was looking forward so much to the consultation and surgery.

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Before - Ben was looking forward so much to the consultation and surgery.

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Nearly 60% of people suffer from some form of dental anxiety.

Ready to Overcome Dental Anxiety?

Contact Us About Sedation Dentistry
If you suffer from dental anxiety, you already know that visiting the dentist for any kind of treatment can be an extremely stressful experience. Choosing Smiles For Life Dental Care for your next visit could be the most stress-free decision you have ever made.

Our dentists have received advanced training from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. This means that they are highly educated in the administration and monitoring of sedation, and can help anxious patients get the dental care they need.

Learn how sedation dentistry can make dental procedures as pain-free and stress-free as possible. Schedule a consultation using our online contact form or by giving us a call. And if you are seeking a second opinion, your consultation will be free.

What is Sedation?

Smiles for Life Dental Care in Bridgewater, VA, offers safe, calming sedation to keep you relaxed during dental procedures.
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Six Reasons to Choose Smiles for Life Dental Care

On top of sedation dentistry, our practice offers the following to make your appointment as efficient, relaxing, and affordable as possible:
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Warm, snuggly blankets and fresh home-baked muffins
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Our doctors have Extensive and advanced training in all aspects of dentistry.
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No double booking, and keeping our appointments on time
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Advanced technology like laser dentistry, low-radiation digital X-rays, and 3D digital scanners
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We have multiple financing options like, Proceed, CareCredit, Allegro and LendingClub
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Individualized treatment plans based on your dental needs, not on what will cost the most
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Meet The Team

Experience dental care backed by expert and compassionate dentists. Trust in the skill and empathy of our dental professionals.

Our Smiles for Life Patients Know

That They Can Rely On Us
Warren Wise

Just had my first visit with Dr. Whiting at Smiles for Life in Bridgewater. My welcome to the office was warm and inviting. The dental assistant was professional, proficient, and very gentle. Dr.Whiting is very good at explaining problems he saw with my teeth and outline options for addressing those problems.

Jennifer Harper

Cathy Batton is an amazing hygienist and is so gentle but very thorough. She is very kind, and I am always happy to see her when I go to the dentist! She makes going to the dentist more fun!

Sandy Miller

I love Cathy!! She does a great job and is always very personable and professional. Give her a raise!! 😊 Everyone at Smiles for Life is great! If you’re looking for a dentist, I would highly recommend them.

Adam Harper

As always, my dental hygienist was amazing! Kathy has always done a great job and she is so very pleasant! I enjoy talking with her and she is extremely gentle when it comes to cleaning my teeth! Thanks for everything Kathy!

Sergen Keles

I recently visited this place and was extremely impressed. The staff was friendly, the clinic clean, and the appointment was punctual. Dr. Dan Whiting provided professional, gentle care, and explained everything clearly. Highly recommend!

Regina Pierce

Cathy Batton has been my hygienist since I (Dean) started at this practice and she is absolutely the best! Very gentle and caring! This group has brought me a long way from where I started! Thank you Cathy! The ladies at the desk (Jodie, Tara) thank you for keeping me in check! All of the people at this practice are great!

Chimdindu Ojibe

I had the best experience here. Every one was so nice to me and I felt very comfortable throughout my appointment. The doctor and all the staff were very friendly. They even gave me a free scan which was so nice of them. If you’re looking for a new dentist I 100% recommend Smiles for Life.

Clinton Huntley

Great Dentist!!!! VERY Professional, Polite, and most of all more worried about my condition and understanding my circumstances and and my opinion on what I believe should be done… will definitely recommend him to everyone thank you once again for everything I greatly appreciate you and all your staff!!!

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