Plymouth, MN

We offer personalized and gentle sedation dentistry for patients of all ages, ensuring a comfortable and anxiety-free experience for every member of your family while maintaining healthy, beautiful smiles.

Dental Bridges & Crowns
We offer a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for restoring missing or damaged teeth–enhancing your smile and oral health with custom-made restorations.
Cavity Fillings
Utilizing the latest dental materials and techniques, we effectively restore the health and appearance of your teeth, ensuring a lasting solution to tooth decay.
Full & Partial Dentures
We provide custom-fitted, natural-looking dentures designed to comfortably replace missing teeth, restoring confidence in your ability to eat, speak, and smile.
Bite Correction
Our treatment plans ensure your teeth and jaw are perfectly aligned for improved function and a beautiful smile, minimizing discomfort, and protecting oral health.

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Prioritizing Comfort and Care

At Smile Design Dentistry in Plymouth, MN, we acknowledge that dental anxiety can prevent many individuals from receiving the essential care for a healthy, beautiful smile. If this resonates with you, we will make the experience hassle-free. Our practice combines a positive atmosphere, relaxing amenities, and minimally invasive dental technology to overcome your concerns.

We provide the care you need and ensure you have a pleasant visit. Our sedation dentistry services are tailored to your needs and level of anxiety, easing your worries. Moreover, sedation dentistry allows you to combine multiple treatments into one appointment.

Let Smile Design Dentistry’s sedation services put your fears to rest, transform your dental care, and enhance your smile.


Who Needs Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a relevant option for individuals who have an aversion to dental procedures, ensuring they receive the necessary care. It involves using medication to help patients relax, ranging from mild sedation to general anesthesia, depending on the level of unease and the complexity of the treatment. It is recommended for individuals with the following:

  • Fear of the dentist
  • Gag reflex
  • Low pain threshold
  • Dental anxiety
  • Require multiple treatments


Oral Sedation

Oral sedation involves ingesting a prescribed medication to relax during the dental treatment. Depending on the medicine and its potency, you may need to take it an hour before the appointment or upon arrival at our Plymouth, MN, office. The effects can range from a reduction in anxiety to deep relaxation. We provide instructions on the sedation process, including whether you need someone to drive you home after the appointment.


Nitrous Oxide

Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a gaseous medication inhaled through a mask. While it may not make you laugh, you will be relaxed yet responsive. Once the treatment is complete, we stop the nitrous oxide. The effects will wear off quickly, allowing you to drive yourself home.


IV Sedation

IV sedation is administered intravenously to achieve a sleeplike state. This option often has amnesic effects, meaning you may forget parts of the care or the entire treatment. IV sedation is ideal for clients with severe anxiety or those undergoing complex treatments. Due to lingering effects, someone must drive you home after the visit.


Procedures Involving Sedation

At Smile Design Dentistry, we realize that dental anxiety can deter receiving necessary care. That’s why we offer sedation options for various procedures, ensuring your peace of mind throughout the visit. Below are some procedures that involve sedation:


Complex Dental Surgeries

Sedation can help you remain calm during wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, or other oral surgeries. Sedation allows the dentist to work efficiently and ensures a stress-free encounter.


Multiple Procedures in One Visit

If you need several treatments, sedation dentistry allows you to complete multiple procedures in a single visit. This minimizes the number of appointments and reduces the anxiety associated with frequent dental visits.

Crowns & Bridges

Transform your smile with our Dental Crowns and Bridges! Whether you need to strengthen a damaged tooth or replace a missing one, our expert team will provide personalized care to restore your smile. Schedule a consultation today to discover how dental crowns and bridges can enhance oral health and confidence!

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can be daunting. Sedation can alleviate the distress associated with this treatment, making the process more tolerable.


Periodontal Treatments

Deep cleanings and other treatments can be uncomfortable, especially for clients with sensitive gums. Sedation minimizes discomfort, ensuring a pleasant visit.


Cosmetic Dentistry

Procedures such as veneers, crowns, and other treatments can be lengthy and require precision. Sedation allows you to remain at ease, helping the dentist to achieve the best possible results.


Pediatric Dentistry

Sedation dentistry can benefit children who experience dental anxiety. It helps young patients remain calm and cooperative during treatments, fostering a positive relationship with dental care from an early age.

At Smile Design Dentistry, your comfort and well-being are our priorities. Our sedation options are designed to make dental visits pleasant and stress-free. If you have concerns about undergoing dental procedures, contact our team about sedation options. We help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with assurance.


Preparing for Sedation

Preparing for sedation at Smile Design Dentistry involves several steps to ensure a safe and comfortable encounter. First, you’ll have a consultation where we review your medical history, medications, and health to determine the best sedation type. For oral or IV sedation, you may need to fast for at least six hours before the appointment. Please inform us of all medications you’re taking, as adjustments may be necessary. Arrange for someone to drive you to and from the appointment, and wear comfortable clothing. Our team can answer questions and provide the information you need to feel confident about the treatment.


Recovery and Aftercare

Due to lingering drowsiness after the sedation procedure, you’ll need someone to drive you home. Plan to rest for the day, stay hydrated, and follow a soft diet if recommended. Use over-the-counter pain relievers and maintain oral hygiene without disturbing the treated area. Attend all follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery, and contact us if you have severe pain, persistent bleeding, or other concerning symptoms. Our team will support you throughout the recovery and ensure your comfort and health.


Healthy Smiles, Healthy Life

If a dental office’s sights, sounds, or smells make you anxious, sedation dentistry might be the perfect solution. Dental care can prevent serious dental issues and systemic conditions. Tooth decay can lead to gum disease and tooth loss. The bacteria can multiply if untreated, contributing to diabetes complications, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.

At Smile Design Dentistry in Plymouth, MN, we acknowledge the impact of dental anxiety and believe no one should endure it. That’s why we encourage you to consider sedation dentistry. We partner with multiple insurance companies and assist with filing claims to make the process as smooth as possible. Explore your sedation dentistry options with us and receive the care you need—in comfort.

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