At The Smile Center, we use technology that minimizes the discomfort of procedures to ease your dental anxiety. We also offer comfort options like warm blankets and cozy pillows to make your visits less stressful. Feel free to use our Murrells Inlet sedation options as well – we want your dental care to be completely comfortable. Our compassionate team will:How can Sedation Dentistry Help Overcome Dental Anxiety? | The Smile Center
- Ensure you’re fully relaxed during your visits
- Take all the time you need to feel at ease
- Listen intently to your needs and concerns
- Fully answer any questions you have about your dental care
Schedule a gentle dental visit with Dr. John Miller. Call our staff today at 843-491-5353. Our friendly office is located at 4539 Hwy. 17 Bypass S – near its intersection with Wachesaw Road.
Choose From Two Types of Dental Sedation
If you are nervous about your dental care, you’ll be glad to know that Dr. Miller can use dental sedation to take your mind off your procedure. At The Smile Center, we use two types of dental sedation:
- Light Sedation, or “Laughing Gas”
- Oral Sedatives
These methods offer different levels of sedation, and there are pros and cons to each approach. Our dentist will help you determine which type of sedation is right for you.
Light sedation, often referred to as “laughing gas,” produces a mild euphoria. We administer it through a small mask you wear over your face. Its effects wear off quickly, and you’ll be able to drive yourself home following your procedure.
It is so safe, we can even give it to children. It is also easy for us to increase or reduce the amount of gas you receive. However, because it is the mildest form of sedation, it may not be enough for more severe cases of dental anxiety.
Dr. John Miller is an expert with oral sedation, as he has completed advanced training with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He uses oral sedatives in pill form that are considered highly safe, especially in his trained hands.
Oral sedation will put you in a completely relaxed state, and you may even feel groggy. You will need to arrange for a ride home from your procedure, as the pill’s effects will last for a few hours.
Nervous about your dental procedure? Our Murrells Inlet sedation options can calm your nerves. Call The Smile Center today at 843-491-5353 to set up an appointment.