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1280 Dow St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

At Devoted Dentistry we offer two options to help alleviate dental anxiety, oral sedation and IV conscious sedation. You can discuss these options with Dr. Dillingham to determine the best option for you based on your needs and the type of dental care you will be receiving.


Oral Sedation

 

Oral sedation is simply a pill taken prior to a procedure to help patients feel calm and relaxed. Patients who utilize oral sedation will remain awake and responsive, but may feel more drowsy than usual. When using oral sedation the patient will need to arrange transportation to and from the dental visit, and cannot drive, make important decisions, or do anything requiring their responsibility for 24 hours.

IV Sedation

 

Patients who receive IV conscious sedation will have medication administered through an IV to achieve a sedated, relaxed state during their procedure. Sedated patients are continuously monitored to insure their safety while sedated. After having IV conscious sedation, patients will go home and rest for the remainder of the day. As with oral sedation, patients who receive IV conscious sedation will need transportation to and from the dental appointment, and cannot drive, make important decisions, or do anything requiring their responsibility for 24 hours.

In my lifetime I have been to many dentists. All of these were cookie-cutter replicas of each other. I expected Devoted Dentistry to be the same as all the others. I was very surprised by my first contact with Dr. Dillingham and his staff. The receptionists were genuinely friendly, caring, and eager to hear what I wanted to say about my dental problem. That response was a first for me.

Everyone else in the office, especially Dr. Dillingham and his assistant, were equally warm and professional. They were very eager to hear about my problem. I had no misgivings about the competence of these two front line staff people.

On a scale of 1-10, I would rate this experience as a 10+! All my questions, insurance issues, pain management, and the procedure itself were handled with great patience and promptness. If you are looking for a superior dentist and staff, I highly recommend Devoted Dentistry. You will not be disappointed!

Deanie G.