General Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Plenty of people feel anxious, even fearful, when they think about having dental work done – so much that they may put off getting the care they need. Unfortunately, this almost always results in more work needing to be done (and a higher dental bill, to boot).

Sedation dentistry takes the fear out of visiting the dentist.

We understand that most people have some level of anxiety toward dental procedures. We can recommend options if this is something you are interested in.

Despite its nickname, you might not actually laugh as you inhale this odorless gas through a nosepiece. You will feel quickly deeply relaxed, even a little floaty or dreamy. After your procedures are done, we administer straight oxygen for a few minutes, bringing you back to normal consciousness.

There are no side effects, and you can safely drive yourself from your appointment afterward.

If dental anxiety is an issue for you, talk with us about it before your appointment. Let us know what we can do to help calm your nerves and make your visit a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Contact us

Smiles by Shields
3940 San Jose Park Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32217