Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry in Atlanta, GA

Each year, fear of the dentist keeps millions of people out of the office. This is a major issue, because forgoing regular professional dental cleanings can seriously impact a person’s dental health. Furthermore, studies have shown that parents may pass their dental anxiety on to their children, creating generations of poor oral health in one family. Luckily, there are now many ways for people to have a more calm and relaxing experience at the dentist’s office and ease their fears thanks to sedation dentistry.

There are three main types of sedation dentistry – IV sedation, N2O sedation and oral conscious sedation.

When a patient chooses oral conscious sedation our Atlanta dentists will give him or her a mild narcotic in the form of either a pill or a liquid. This narcotic will absorb quickly into the patient’s bloodstream and allow them to feel calm during the dental procedure, while remaining conscious so they can still respond to requests from the dentist. While some people may be afraid of the dentist, the idea of having to undergo anesthesia for a simple dental procedure can also be frustrating, which is why it’s important for there to be options that leave people calm but still conscious.

These narcotics have a short-term effect, so patients will be back to feeling normal in no time. However, it’s important to note that following a dental procedure, a patient may still feel some of the effects of these pills. This is why all patients who choose oral sedation dentistry need to have an escort with them when they leave the office. Patients will not be able to drive or drink alcohol for a designated period of time after taking these pills, and should have an escort even if they are walking home, since they may be disoriented. However, patients shouldn’t be worried, because the effects of the narcotics will wear off in a short period of time and they will be feeling the same as they did before they entered the office, except without the dental anxiety.

There’s no reason for people to let dental anxiety keep them from getting the care they need when they can simply take a pill and feel calm and relaxed throughout the procedure. Oral sedation dentistry is available to help people overcome their dental fear, and our Atlanta dentists can offer it to any patients who are anxious.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Great Experience.
Amanda D.
Friendly knowledgeable staff. Dr. Thornton is great!
Michael M.
Everyone was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Joyce J.
Always a wonderful job. Thanks!
Jonathan A.
just great service from cleaning people and the person subbing (older man) is superb. Also the office manager Maddie is very good.
Ivor D.
Personal attention, knowledgeable dentist and staff, friendly, comfortable and pleasant treatment, clean and recent machinery/ tools.
Charlotte T.
Dr. Thornton and her staff have an impeccable bedside manor. They are very thorough in the explanation of all things medical and billing related. A patient leaves this office feeling very assured […]
Melissa M.
Just wanted everyone to know I love this office. I had to change dentists due to an insurance change last year, and was afraid to use a “chain” dentist office. They changed my impression and I […]
Lynethia W.
Great service!
Chetan P.
I’d definitely recommend Dr. Sarah Thornton and her wonderful staff without any hesitation. They are efficient, great at what they do and make sure you are comfortable every step of the way — […]
Deepika R.
First off I would like to say thanks to doctor Sarah and her team for doing an awesome job. I have been terrified of the dentist for many years due to a bad experience, but doctor Sarah has changed […]
Jarvis D.
The entire staff was friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything about my care and options :-) I was nervous about my appointment and they put all of my fear aside.
Michele O.
Dr. Thornton is one of the best dentists I have ever been pleased to call “My dentist.” Her skill and patience are topped with a wonderful personality and she has a soft manner and touch even […]
Nona L.
Staff is awesome.
Nefertiti H.
Dr. Thornton is the best. Have never had a better experience getting fillings (which isn’t fun).
Kyle S.
After a long search, I’ve finally found a dentist that fits my needs. The entire staff is prompt and professional. I’ve taken my small child with me twice and everyone was very accommodating. I […]
Equilla L.
Best. Dental practice. Ever!! This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. The staff is Amazing and make you feel right at home. I have recommended this office to everyone, and will continue […]
Chris R.
Fun staff, they don’t mind my jokes. Talkative and conversative. Efficient and punctual. Always thorough yet gentle for cleanings.
Daniel P.
Great staff of professionals, my daughter and I felt at ease. My daughter even had the opportunity to shadow one of the hygienists while they worked on me. I would recommend Dental One of Dunwoody to […]
James F.
Overall a great experience at this office! All of the staff Members were Very nice and helpful! I had so many questions and Jessica was able to answer all of them!
Geraldine M.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (404) 381-1490
Fax: (770) 391-0268
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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