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We recognize that some of our patients may feel anxious or apprehensive about receiving dental care. Our doctors and staff work hard to make sure you have a comfortable, positive experience, and that's why we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry for those patients needing a little extra comfort before receiving treatment. Feeling anxious about receiving dental care should never prevent you from having the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve. Nearly 50% of the population feels nervous or uncomfortable about going to the dentist or having dental procedures done.   Dr. McKinney understands the importance of helping patients feel relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures.  If you feel that sedation is necessary for your dental care, give us a call to learn more about our sedation dentistry.

Customized sedation dentistry that is safe and effective

There are different types of sedation dentistry, and working together, you and our doctors will decide on a personalized treatment plan that will give you the care you need while ensuring your comfort every step of the way.

We offer Oral Conscious Sedation.  We will provide a prescription for a sedative to be taken the night before your appointment to help you relax and have a good night's sleep.  On the day of your appointment, your companion will need to bring you to the office and additional sedatives will be provided to create the ultimate in relaxation.

We also offer IV sedation. Dr. Veronica McKinney is one of only a few general dentists in Kentucky who has advanced training in IV Sedation. After a thorough exam, we determine the best protocol for your sedation treatment and make a plan that fits your dental needs with your esthetic desires. Most dental problems including implants, extractions, cosmetic restorations, and many other dental corrections can be done in a safe relaxed way using sedation dentistry.

  • With sedation dentistry, we can often complete all your dentistry in one visit.
  • Sedation dentistry is very safe.
  • Sedation stays in a patient's system for several hours after the appointment, so there are few complaints of pain after procedures are completed.

How IV Sedation Dentistry works

About an hour before you begin your dental treatment, you will be given a small pill to help relax you. Due to the sedative nature of the pill, you will need someone to accompany you to your appointment because you will not be able to drive.

When you arrive at our practice, our staff will be waiting for you and will escort you to a private treatment room where you'll be treated. Your doctor will gently place an IV and administer medication to help you into a deeper state of relaxation. Once your treatment is complete, you will wake up feeling refreshed, with little or no memory of the appointment and a beautiful new smile. Using sedation dentistry, we are able to complete many different procedures, including complex smile makeovers, in just one office visit.