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Is Sedation Dentistry Right For You? Marietta, GA
Sedated woman in a dental chair before treatment at dentistry in Marietta GA.

Does the thought of going to the dentist make your heart race or your stomach drop? You are not alone. Countless patients experience anxiety and fear surrounding dental care. In fact, up 75% of United States adults experience some level of fear about dental visits. However, if your fear is keeping you from going to the dentist at all, you may need to consider sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry is a valued solution for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry does not mean you have to be “put to sleep” or get general anesthesia. On the contrary, sedation dentistry can be quite simple with no lingering side effects. The most common type of sedation is nitrous oxide, which is known as “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide is a type of oral conscious sedation that involves wearing a small nosepiece during your dental procedure. By breathing in the colorless gas, you can expect to be in a state of deep relaxation but also able to communicate with your dentist if you wish. Nitrous oxide is safe for kids and wears off within minutes of taking off the mask. Patients can then go about their normal day and even drive themselves home from their dental appointment.

Reasons Patients Choose Sedation Dentistry

There are many circumstances in which patients can benefit from sedation dentistry. In general, if fear or anxiety makes your dental visits stressful or keeps you from getting the dental care you need, sedation dentistry should be strongly considered.

At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we happily administer nitrous oxide sedation to ensure your dental treatments are comfortable and rewarding. Sedation dentistry is a solution for patients who have the following:

  • Fear of needles or pain
  • Aversion to smells and sounds of dentist (latex, dental drill)
  • Severe gag reflex
  • Bad experience with dentist as a child
  • Lengthy or complex treatment
  • Difficulty sitting still in the dental chair

Whether dental care triggers sweaty palms or a paralyzing fear, sedation dentistry may be the answer you need to experience dental care in a positive manner. At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we are dedicated to making dental visits as comfortable and stress-free as possible for every patient. If nitrous oxide is needed, we are happy to explain the process in better detail. Call today to schedule your dental visit!

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 563 reviews

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

Visit Us Today!

We are conveniently located on Dallas Highway near many restaurants and shops!

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month