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 Read Transcript
If you've ever been terrified to go to the dentist or hate getting any dental work done, you need to discover the magic of sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry allows you to have an enjoyable stress-free experience with little or no pain as they treat you while you sleep. Some patients have tried for years to alleviate their fear of going to the dentist with little or no success. Some have used hypnosis, meditation, and even gone to therapy, but never did they think they could go to an office where fear, pain, and anxiety are a thing of the past. If you've been putting off going to the dentist because of fear, pick up the phone, and call us today, and let us show you how to make your next dental appointment such a positive experience that you'll want to tell the whole world about it.
- Ensure you’re fully relaxed during your visits
- Take all the time you need to feel at ease
- Listen 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.
Our Dental Sedation Will Help Ensure You Maintain a Beautiful Smile
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 – 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, so 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.
- Oral Sedatives – Dr. John Miller is also an expert with oral sedation. 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 because the pill’s effects will last for a few hours.
These methods offer different levels of sedation, and there are pros and cons to each approach. Your dentist will help you determine which type of sedation is right for you.