Woman smiling with sedation dentist.

Have you ever heard of sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is designed to help patients overcome dental anxiety or fear and relax while in the dental chair.

It eliminates any stress you may feel during your procedure.

But you may be wondering:

Is sedation dentistry safe?

In this blog, you’ll get that answer along with how it works and more.

Is sedation dentistry dangerous?

Sedation dentistry is safe, and it’s regulated by the Food and Drug Administration… This text opens a new tab to the FDA website….

Sedation dentistry has been used for many decades, and it’s helped millions of patients around the world feel at ease during their dental appointments.

Only a qualified professional can administer sedation dentistry to you.

To be considered qualified, they must:

A sedation specialist will closely monitor you throughout your procedure to make sure you’re completely comfortable and safe.

Your dentist is required to have oxygen, artificial ventilation, and medicine that can reverse the effects of sedation in case you need them.

Does sedation dentistry hurt?

No! Sedation dentistry shouldn’t cause you to feel any pain.

When it’s administered properly, you should feel little to no discomfort during your dental procedure.

How does sedation dentistry work?

Here’s a quick breakdown of how sedation works at our dental office in Simpsonville, SC.

You’ll receive this sedation mediation through an IV, which will provide you with a deep level of sedation. You may even fall asleep.

At Simpsonville Dental Associates, we work with a nurse anesthetist to ensure you’re comfortable and safe during the procedure.

Once your treatment is finished, you’ll have no memory of the appointment. You’ll probably feel a bit groggy for a while.

Bring someone with you to drive you home after.

Will I feel any pain with dental sedation?

No, you won’t feel any pain during your dental procedure!


Once it wears off, you may feel discomfort and should ask your doctor for at-home care instructions.

How much does sedation dentistry cost?

The cost of sedation dentistry largely depends on

  • The type of sedation used
  • Your insurance coverage

Insurance may cover a portion of the costs.

Additionally, your dentist may offer different payment options to make the treatment more affordable.

Have more questions about dental sedation?

Contact our dentists, Dr. Brooks Godwin and Dr. Shawn Boudreaux! They’re highly skilled and have extensive experience providing sedation dentistry.

Dr. Godwin is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation… This text opens a new tab to the official website… and Dr. Boudreaux has certification in IV sedation.

Each doctor uses the best techniques to ensure you have a positive experience.

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Our office is located in Simpsonville, SC… This text opens a new tab to our Google listing … and is proud to serve the neighboring communities, including Woodland Village, Mauldin, and Fountain Inn.