Sedation Options Call For Easy Dental Visits
  • Choose from inhaled sedation or oral sedation
  • Relax with a cozy blanket & soft pillow
  • Our sedation is even safe for children

Feel Totally Relaxed With Our Murrells Inlet Sedation Options

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. If you need a little extra help, you can also choose our Murrells Inlet sedation options. Your dental care is completely comfortable! Our compassionate team will:

  • 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. Patients without insurance are encouraged to join our membership plan for savings on treatment.

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:

  • 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. here are pros and cons to each approach. Your dentist will help you determine which type of sedation is right for you.

Nervous about your dental procedure? Our Murrells Inlet sedation options will calm your nerves. Call The Smile Center today at 843-492-5026 to set up an appointment. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About Sedation Options

Does sedation dentistry work for more patients?

Over the years, we have found that our dental sedation is a reliable way for anxious patients to relax and get the smile care they need. At The Smile Center, we use inhaled sedation and oral conscious sedation. Both of these sedation options produce a comfortable sedative effect that will allow you to completely relax in your dental chair.

What sedation options are available to me?

There are many different types of patients, so we offer more than one sedation option in our practice. Choose from laughing gas for mild sedation or oral conscious sedation in pill form for a deeper level of sedation. Either of these methods work great at easing dental anxiety and helping patients relax comfortably in our chair.

What should I expect after dental sedation?

If you choose inhaled sedation with laughing gas, the effects of the sedative will vanish immediately after your exam or procedure. You should have no problem safely driving yourself home. With oral conscious sedation, the pill’s effects will linger for a few hours, so you’ll need a trusted friend or family member to drive you home afterward.