Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety can make the thought of visiting the dentist terrifying and prevent you from receiving the treatments you need.

Sedation dentistry can allow you to relax while in the dentist's chair, so you can maintain the health of your smile in comfort and tranquility.

Curious to learn more about the sedation options we offer at Elite Dental Care?

We Can Reduce Dental Anxiety  with Sedation Dentistry

At Elite Dental Care, we believe in the importance of patient comfort. To help reduce fear and anxiety, we proudly offer sedation dentistry at our offices in Germantown, Trenton, and Jackson, TN. Dr. Mike FarrarDr. Clint Buchanan, and Dr. Mark Harper have advanced training in administering oral conscious sedation. When you undergo treatment, your dentist will prescribe powerful, yet safe, anti-anxiety medications to induce a twilight sleep. You will be able to respond to questions and commands, but you will most likely have little memory of the procedure. Contact our office today to find out how sedation dentistry can allow you to have the treatment that you need.

Sedation medication
Oral medication can be taken prior to the appointment or the night before depending on your needs.

How Sedation Works

We commonly combine oral conscious techniques with nitrous oxide for comprehensive sedation treatment. The effects of the medication will vary, depending on the dosage.

In cases of mild anxiety, your dentist may prescribe a smaller dose, which will simply ease your nerves.

In most cases, however, our doctors will prescribe larger doses to bring about a twilight sleep and allow you to relax throughout the entire appointment. 

Dr. Buchanan Discusses Sedation

The dentists at Elite Dental Care have undergone extensive training to provide safe sedation to their patients. Sedation can be used for patients who suffer from dental phobia, are anxious about their treatment, or for procedures that are more extensive and uncomfortable. During your consultation, you and your dentist can discuss your options for sedation.

Risks and Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

With dental anxiety, even the mention of the dentist can be enough to start experiencing symptoms. When it actually comes time for treatment, the effects can worsen.

Like many patients, you may have symptoms before your visit, such as:

  • An elevated heart rate
  • Sweating palms
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia the night before

In severe cases, your anxiety may have caused you to neglect your routine dental care and postpone appointments indefinitely.


However, there is always some amount of risk associated when receiving any form of sedation. One of the most important factors to consider is whether or not your dentist is experienced and qualified using sedation. A large benefit of being a patient at Elite Dental Care is that all of our dentists are extremely qualified and experienced administering dental sedation. 

With our comfortable, advanced care you can achieve optimal oral health, which is an important building block to protecting and improving general health. 

You should always be well-informed of your dosage and whether or not it is the safest amount. Drs. HarperBuchananFarrar, and Scott will never administer an unsafe amount of sedation and will only use the minimal amount to ensure your comfort. Any risk of complication will be further diminished by the watchful eyes of your dentist as he monitors your vital signs during treatment. There will always be a qualified individual monitoring your well-being any time you are under a sedative. 

Your Comfort is Our Priority

"​ I'm like a child at the dentist office, terrified... but he makes you feel very comfortable. The entire staff is super friendly and very catering to the needs of people that are terrified of the dentist like I am." Cynthia C.


The benefits of using sedation for dentistry procedures far outweigh the risks for many of our patients. For some, injury or other health concerns have left them unable to sit for long periods of time. Sedation can help calm muscles and ease discomfort, enabling you to remain comfortable during your treatment. Many patients also have a sensitive gag reflex which can make it very difficult to complete certain procedures. However, sedation allows the patient's gag reflex to relax, allowing the dentist to complete a thorough procedure.

Some patients neglect to receive necessary care because they experience severe anxiety about different aspects of the dentist office. Receiving sedation can help patients receive the general and restorative procedures they need to maintain good oral health. With our comfortable, advanced care you can achieve optimal oral health, which is an important building block to protecting and improving general health. 

Oral conscious sedation will ease your worries, providing significant benefits with minimal risks, and making dental treatment easier than you may ever have thought possible.

Maintaining your oral health will lower your risk for cavities, gum disease, teeth discoloration, and other chronic conditions.

Because you will be able to relax through your visits to our office, you will be much more likely to keep up with your routine cleanings and checkups. Maintaining your oral health will lower your risk for:

  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Teeth discoloration
  • Other chronic conditions
The clinic is up to date with new technology, the staffs are top professional. They are so sweet and kind and would treat you with care and kindnesses like you the only customer or you are their best friend. Now I can smile again, and my self esteem is going over the roof so thank you Elite Dental Care. Than K.

Why Choose Elite Dental Care for Your Oral Conscious Sedation?

Many practices do not offer sedation dentistry techniques. A number of our patients travel over 100 miles both ways to take advantage of this signature service. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities, and it is important to choose a dentist with plenty of experience in this area of treatment.

Your safety and comfort are our top priorities...

At Elite Dental Care, our doctors can offer the skill and gentle treatment that you deserve.

  • Dr. Harper completed postgraduate training with the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation (DOCS). Since finishing at this accredited program, he has performed over 5,000 procedures utilizing sedation dentistry. 
  • Dr. Farrar is also certified in oral conscious sedation, and with his advanced training, he can keep you comfortable and safe throughout your treatment.

Compassionate Care from Skilled Dentists

Germantown location

Our Germantown Location

Even if you struggle with severe dental anxiety, sedation dentistry techniques can help you feel completely relaxed. 

Contact our office today to schedule the easiest and most relaxed dental care you have ever received.

You can also call our Germantown location at (901) 751-3776 or one of our other convenient offices.

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Elite Dental Care

Each doctor at Elite Dental Care is specially trained in: 

  • Oral conscious sedation
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry

To experience the outstanding level of care we provide to each and every one of our patients, book a consultation today. We invite you to request an appointment online or call one of our four area offices in Germantown, Jackson, Trenton, or Dyersburg, TN.

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Contact us today if you have a question or would like to schedule an appointment. We are here to help!
I was really impressed! They were super nice, professional and very informative with each step of the process. They have a desire to go above and beyond. Christina

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