Sedation Dentistry

IV sedation: Relax. This Is Not Your Average Dental Appointment

Do you break out in a cold sweat just thinking about scheduling a dental appointment? Do you avoid even thinking about leaning back in the dental chair? You are not alone!  Please let us know! You won’t hurt our feelings. We absolutely understand and work with extra care for our dental anxiety patients. Dental anxiety is a real thing, and more than 80% of people experience some version of it. It’s one of the important reasons we offer sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry is designed to enable patients to relax and have the treatments they need without anxiety or discomfort. Dr. Killgore is one of only a small handful of dentists certified by the Ohio State Dental Board to administer IV sedation for our patients in the Mason/Fields-Ertel, West Chester, Eastgate & Bridgetown areas.

Sedation Therapy


For those who need to get more dentistry done in FEWER VISITS

Fearful or Anxious Patients wanting little to NO MEMORY of the visit.

Anyone with a severe gag reflex, joint stiffness or physical limitations such as back, neck or jaw problems

People who have difficulty getting numb or simply want a more RELAXING EXPERIENCE.

Call one of our team members today to determine if IV Sedation is the BEST OPTION for you!

Who Can Benefit From IV Sedation?

  • Who Can Benefit From IV Sedation?

    IV sedation is most often used for complex dental treatments and oral surgeries, but we can also use IV sedation to effectively eliminate severe anxiety or fear of needles, drills, and dental procedures. But that’s not all. Patients with a strong gag reflex, difficulty getting numb, TMJ, or other conditions that make it difficult to keep their mouths open or sit comfortably for the time required to complete dental procedures, can rely on IV sedation to eliminate their discomfort and make getting dental care a breeze.

  • How Sedation Makes You Feel

    We carefully monitor and control the level of relaxation you experience and calculate IV sedation dosage based on the intensity of your anxiety or discomfort. You may feel very relaxed, a bit drowsy, or you may go to sleep, depending on the amount of sedative administered. In general, you will remain conscious enough to answer questions, but you will have no anxiety or pain and, often, you won’t even remember the procedure! And don’t forget: Many of our patients only need sedation for major work because our touch is so gentle and our pampering so complete. In fact, lots of patients remark that a blanket during treatment is so comforting they stop feeling nervous at all!

  • Safety Comes First

    Of course, your safety is our primary concern during any dental treatment. You will be instructed not to eat or drink for at least six hours before your procedure. Once the IV sedation begins, you will be closely monitored for breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. When the dental treatment is complete, you can nap or relax in our amazing sedation chair for about 20 minutes while your recover and before your designated driver takes you home. If needed, we prescribe medicine for pain management at home.

Don’t put off your dental care any longer!

Ask us about how sedation dentistry can remove all the obstacles keeping you from getting your best and healthiest smile.

You deserve it!