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Taking the Fear Out of Dentistry with Oral Sedation

As a certified sedation dentist, Dr. Patrick offers peace of mind and body for his patients. If you avoid dental appointments because of stress and anxiety, you aren't alone. Dental phobia is a real and acknowledged condition, and Dr. Patrick can help you.

Sedation dentistry involves administering a sedative to promote relaxation and comfort. Patients who can benefit from oral sedation are those who:

  • Feel stress or anxiety at the dental office
  • Do not respond normally to traditional numbing techniques
  • Require lengthy procedures
  • Need multiple procedures performed in one visit

Dr. Patrick will prescribe your sedative, and you'll take it about an hour before your visit. Be sure to have someone drive you to and from your appointment because you’ll feel groggy once the medication takes effect.

A comfortable room will be prepared for you before your arrival, complete with a warm blanket. After you relax in the chair, Dr. Patrick will administer additional oral sedation if required. Rest assured our team will be with you during the entire process ensuring a positive, rewarding experience and attending to your needs.

Plan to rest after your visit. The sedative will subside completely by the following day, so you can then return to normal activities.

Call Dr. Patrick in Athens, Georgia to schedule your oral sedation consultation. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide the comfortable dental care you need for a healthy smile. To learn more about oral sedation, visit our oral sedation page or go to