Sedation Dentistry


At All Bright Dental we understand that a trip to the dentist can trigger anxiety in even the most sturdy of us.

With this in mind, our office is designed to soothe and our team is made up of people who really care. 

…the next thing I knew (they) were saying, “Come on Bruce, wake up, time to go!”, and it was 5:30 in the afternoon. [laughs] No pain, no reactions at all.

Treatments are painless with sedation dentistry

Avoiding the dentist is a sure way to create bigger – and more expensive – oral health issues. Fear and anxiety of going to the dentist aren’t the only reasons why patients choose sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry is helpful for those who have very low pain thresholds, extra sensitive teeth, or need an extensive amount of work done. Depending upon the procedure you’re having, your level of comfort/unease, and health, all will play a part in determining the type of sedation that is right for you.


Minimal sedation relieves your apprehension, you’ll feel calm and relaxed. At this level of sedation you are conscious with a minimum effect on your senses.

Inhaling nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or taking doctor prescribed pills, such as Halcion, are ways to achieve minimal sedation.


A lessened state of consciousness. You will be very relaxed, groggy, and possibly doze off. Throughout the procedure, you’ll be aware of the doctor and assistants and will be able to respond appropriately. Though conscious, you may not be able to remember the procedure.

Moderate sedation is reached usually with a higher dosage of prescribed Halcion. 


Also referred to as ‘twilight sedation’, is a depression of consciousness where you sleep, but can still respond to the doctor and assistants when they need you to. Patients don’t typically recall their procedure at this level of sedation.

Under deep sedation, you are able to breath on your own without the need for additional oxygen.


This is what is known as being ‘put under’. This is a state of total unconsciousness in which you are unable to respond to outside stimuli and will have no memory of the procedure. 

At All Bright Dental we do not offer general anesthesia as there are no procedures we do that require it. We offer Minimal, Moderate, and Deep.

is sedation dentistry safe?

Many people have concerns about the safety of sedation. When administered correctly by a trained and licensed professional, sedation is very common and considered safe and suitable for most.

At All Bright Dental, we take into consideration your overall health, any medications you are taking and what procedure you’re having done.

We employ safety precautions such as making sure you have a responsible driver to bring you to and pick you up from your appointment. Before the day of your procedure, you will be given any prescriptions so that you can fill them out ahead of time. We’ll go over what to expect and how to take care of yourself after your procedure. And the day after, we’ll give you a call to see how you’re doing and answer any questions you may have. 

Do you have more questions about sedation dentistry? Let’s talk.

Call All Bright Dental


Saying I am scared of dentists is an understatement. ‘Petrified’ doesn’t even describe my fear. I visited many sedation dentists in town and thankfully I found Dr. Sean and staff. They were all so very patient with me and truly understood my fear. 

Today, I have an amazing smile and more importantly I conquered my fear of dentists.

– Elaine, All Bright Dental Patient

Will I feel
any pain?

Often your sedation dentistry will consist of a combination of a sedative to relax you and an anesthetic to block pain. When given by a certified professional, it’s an effective combination.

Throughout a more intensive procedure, such as a full-mouth dental implant procedure, pain killers are administered during and after with the aid of an IV to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

Sedation dentistry is safe and effective and will make your visit comfortable and stress-free.

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be stressful.

Call to make an appointment.


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Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be stressful.

Call to make an appointment.