Do you experience high levels of anxiety when visiting the dentist? You may be a candidate for Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Phillips is Board Certified to administer (oral conscious) sedation, commonly referred to as “Sleep Dentistry.”
Please note: Tonka Smiles only offers Sedation Dentistry for adult patients.
Receive $100 off a sedation case.
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Advantages to patients include:
- Treatment is completed when you are in a more relaxed mood.
- You will have less difficulty sitting through a lengthy procedure.
- Multiple treatments and full mouth restorations can occur during the same visit.
- Less discomfort after treatment.
For some, the thought of sitting in the dental chair is just too much to bear, and it’s no wonder when terrified patients relate stories from their childhood of undergoing dental treatment without dental anesthesia. Sedation dentistry is a godsend for these patients. The often badly needed dentistry can safely be accomplished in the dental office with the help of sedation, very often with little memory of the procedure.
In open and caring atmosphere patients can be provided pain-free dental care knowing they are not being judged or looked down upon because of their anxiety over dentistry. We strive to excel at the technical aspects of dentistry but just as important we strive to care for the patient’s emotional needs. We take your fear seriously and are dedicated to providing a dental experience that will both improve your dental health and lessen your dental fears.
If you are someone who hasn’t been to the dentists in years because of fear and anxiety, Dr. Phillips is committed to providing you with a safe and pain-free dental experience. She has completed 2 DOCS courses and has completed the University of Minnesota 80-hour Sedation Course.
What does this mean for you?
- More dentistry can be performed in a single visit
- Experience little-to-no post-operative discomfort
- All risk factors, patient individuality, and procedures planned are taken into account before arriving at the best choice for sedation
- Treatment of anxious and fearful patients
How will I feel after the sedation?
Most patients remember nothing about their treatment. A few will remember a little, usually at the end of the appointment when we are getting them ready to go home.
Can I drive myself home?
You will need someone to bring you to our office on the day of your sedation appointment and you MUST have someone take you home afterward.
How safe is the sedation?
The reason that we use oral sedation is because of its safety. We use monitoring equipment to monitor your pulse and blood pressure.
You’ll be done before you know it, completely unaware of the time passing, totally relaxed. Please call our office today at Tonka Smiles Phone Number 952-938-8533 to find out if Sedation Dentistry is right for you.
“ Until I met Dr. Phillips and her team I had “dental phobia” and was unable to receive the care that I needed. I had an overwhelming fear of the pain and long visits needed to fix my 15 years of neglect. It was comforting to have people that understood my anxiety rather than judging me. I was treated as a friend or family member – not as a source of revenue. I feel like they really care about me and my best interest – which is why I was given options and support to make educated decisions. My only regret is that I didn’t find Dr. Phillips and her team sooner. I’m now able to smile with confidence – something that I never thought possible. In six weeks, I had a complete smile makeover and had the courage to visit an orthodontist. “
– Jacquelyn Lobitz
“ Dr. Phillips is the first dentist that I have seen in well over 10 years due to previous horrible experiences and crippling anxieties about even walking through the door of a dental office. Sedation dentistry has totally eliminated it. I have had a lot of work done over the past year, which could have never been possible before.
Dr. Phillips and her assistant Lee Ann always make me feel safe and secure. I am at ease rather than terrified by even the thought. Please learn from my experience and don’t avoid dental care for years like I did. “
– Dennis W. Walker