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Sedation Dentistry, Marietta

Sedation Dentistry

There is no reason to avoid needed dental treatments due to dental anxiety. At Dental Care Center at Kennestone, we ease the stress of dental procedures for our patients with anxiety using sedation dentistry options. We understand that the thought of undergoing dental procedures can be stressful for some people. Sit back and relax while we care for your smile with our various sedation options.

Oral Conscious Sedation

For those with moderate to high levels of dental anxiety, we offer oral conscious sedation. This method uses an oral sedative that is prescribed before your appointment. Before your appointment, you will be instructed to take this medication to help relax you and put you into a calm state. You will be awake and conscious during your treatment but completely relaxed and at ease. Some people do not remember their treatment, even though they remain awake. Due to the level of sedation, you will need someone to drive you to and from your dental appointment.

Nitrous Oxide

A milder form of sedation we offer is “laughing gas” or nitrous oxide. This helps those with mild dental anxiety relax and feel calm. It can also be used for longer or more invasive procedures to help put you at ease during extended treatments. The gas is safe and can be used for children to help ease their discomfort. The effects wear off quickly, making it safe for those who need to drive after their appointment.

IV Sedation

For a deeper level of relaxation, IV sedation can be used. This puts you into a very relaxed, calm state using medication that is administered through an IV. This can be used for severe dental anxiety or for those undergoing invasive procedures like wisdom tooth removal.

We want you to feel comfortable and at ease while we care for your oral health. Before we use any sedation method, we will ensure that it is safe for you or your family member. Ask about our sedation options during your next appointment. Contact Dental Care Center at Kennestone today.


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Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 247 reviews

  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

    Ronni P.