Sedation Dentistry

Get All Your Treatment Done In One Relaxing Visit With Dental Sedation in the Phoenix, Arcadia, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley Areas

Do you find yourself delaying dental treatments that you need or want because of your dental fear or phobia? Are you scared to schedule a dental visit to our Scottsdale office because of a prior unpleasant dental experience? Do you become overwhelmed at the thought of needing multiple dental appointments?

If you answered “yes” to one of the questions above, you are not alone! Dr. Nelson and our team here at Southtown Dental Care are here to help and will not judge you if it has been a long time since you have visited a dentist. If there is one thing we love doing, it is sedation dentistry and bringing someone’s smile back to life! We can help you decide if sedation dentistry would benefit you during your next appointment. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective option to help you be as comfortable as possible during treatment.

If you live in Scottsdale or the surrounding area and have a fear of going to the dentist or would like to discuss options to complete all of your treatment in one day with sedation dentistry, call us today to schedule a consultation. We serve the surrounding areas of Paradise Valley, Tempe, and Arizona State University.

Sedation Dentistry Is A Low Stress Way To Do Dental Treatment

Dr. Nelson has been through the required special training to provide dental sedation. Sedation dentistry helps reduce your fears and anxieties about having dental work done by putting you in a sleep-like sedated state.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses carefully-controlled medication to help you feel relaxed and comfortable while undergoing a dental procedure. This allows you to receive the care you need without overwhelming stress.

While sedation won’t cure anxiety, some patients have found that over time, successful visits with sedation help them to feel less stressed about dental care overall.

Oral sedation is administered in pill form and is taken the night before as well as an hour before treatment. In addition, more is given while the treatment is being done. The medication is prescription strength and designed to help you mentally and physically relax.

For oral sedation, you will need to arrange transportation to and from your appointment.

Benefits Of Being Sedated During Procedures

When sedated, you can undergo any procedure from a simple cleaning to extensive dental treatments. One of the best things about sedation is the medication many times has an amnesia effect, leaving you with little to no memory of the procedure.

Here are 4 additional benefits of sedation:

1.     Enhanced effect of local anesthetics

2.   Suppressed gagging reflex

3.   Decreased soreness

4.   You can have multiple treatments done in one visit

Effects of the medication last about 6-10 hours after your appointment.

Does Oral Sedation Put Me To Sleep?

Sedation dentistry is sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry” because you will feel like you fell asleep during your treatment. Under oral sedation, you are fully conscious and will respond to verbal requests and questions from the dentist. Even the most anxious and frightened patients are happy with the results of sedation dentistry.

How Will I Feel after sedation?

After sedation, you may feel groggy, sleepy, and relaxed. You will likely want to sleep the rest of the day and will be able to return to normal activities the next day. Many times, with the sedation medication, you don’t remember even having the dental work done!


Is Being Sedated During Dental Treatments Safe?

Sedation dentistry has an extensive record of being very safe and effective. It's important to inform your dentist about any medical conditions or medications you are on during your consultation. Your physical health is a priority while under our care.

Can All treatments Be done In One Day?

We do everything we can to complete your treatment in one appointment after you have your consultation. Sometimes additional follow up appointments will be required to complete the treatment. We will make you aware of this once we do a consultation. We offer a one time $99 consultation if you would like to know your options for sedation dentistry. This fee will be applied to any future treatment that you have done.


Reviews from actual patients who have had Sedation Dentistry with Dr. Nelson at Southtown Dental Care:


Donna Wright (via Google)

"I have never been a fan of Dentist in general. I have been going to Southtown Dental Care for almost 3 years. Dr Nelson and Staff are both professional and customer oriented. Everyone is always looking for the best options for a patient. Dr. Nelson has fixed my teeth where I am not embarrassed to smile. I am glad I found the Southtown Dental Care when I moved to Scottsdale."


Terry Erickson (via Google)

"Southtown Dental receives my highest recommendation.. YEARS ago I was kicked out of a dentist's office (for crying,) so I am a little apprehensive about going to the dentist. Dr. Nelson and all his staff have been helpful, compassionate, kind, informative and done great dental work for me. High quality dental work with a smile!"


Tori Fuller (via Google)

"Amazing dentist and dental assistant. Very competent and to the point. They displayed empathy about my issue and quickly came up with a solution. I’ve had work done by this dentist before and he does a beautiful job, his work is not only done well but looks aesthetically pleasing. Highly recommend."


Make an appointment below or call our office to make your consultation appointment for dental sedation and experience a new level of dental relaxation. We are located near the Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arcadia, and Paradise Valley areas. 




If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.

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8:00am - 4:00pm
6:30am - 6:00pm
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6:30am - 2:00pm

Scottsdale Dentist, Dr. Matthew Nelson, DDS is a dental professional dedicated to General, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry such as Dental Exams, Cleanings, X-rays, Fluoride, Dental Makeovers, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Crowns, & more. Please come and visit Scottsdale, AZ dentist Matthew Nelson, DDS.

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