Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry
Going to the dentist doesn't have to be a pain.

Midlothian Dental Center, provides patients in the Richmond area with comfortable, worry-free and pain-free dental care. We make dental work a breeze by eliminating multiple office visits and putting your fears to rest.

Sedation dentistry is a popular option in dental treatment today. Under light sedation, you will be conscious, but unaware of the treatment. This allows Dr. Gore and Dr. Hoover, an experienced and knowledgeable member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, to perform potentially years of dental treatment in only one or two visits.

After your procedure, you will wake up refreshed with little or no memory of the treatment.

Who Benefits from Sedation Dentistry?

If you exhibit any of the following traits, you are a perfect candidate for sedation dentistry:
Anxiety or health conditions triggered by anxiety

  • Fear of needles, shots or the dentist in general
  • Fear of the noises, smells and taste associated with dental care
  • Embarrassment of your teeth or smile
  • Difficulty becoming numb
  • Bad gag reflex
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problems
  • Time restrictions which limit dental visits

Sedation FAQS:

No. You will feel nothing!

No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state but responsive.

Yes, a team member is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.

Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.

Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to the dentist and home again.

Did You 
Know
 ?

2 in 5 children have at least one cavity by the time they go to kindergarten? In fact, without proper care, early childhood cavities can appear shortly after the first tooth appears. Once a baby develops tooth decay, he or she is more likely to develop additional cavities over time.

Learn More About Sedation Dentistry

Whether you’re visiting us for a routine cleaning or a full smile restoration, we want you to have a positive and comfortable experience at the dentist.