Our job at Smileology is to help you achieve your healthiest, most attractive smile. Our intent
is to never cause a patient discomfort or stress. Though we have created a relaxing, friendly
environment and work meticulously to complete dental procedures in the gentlest manner,
we understand that there are many people who simply find dentistry distressing.
If you have avoided seeing the dentist due to anxiety, see how sedation at Smileology can
change your whole experience!
We are proud to be one of the only board-certified sedation dentistry offices in the Niceville
area, where patients from Miramar Beach, Crestview, Santa Rosa Beach, Ft. Walton and other
communities can come to have their dental needs met while they sit back and relax. Patients
who visit us may choose the type of sedation best suited to their needs. When consulting for
sedation services, we perform a thorough check up and review medical history that will guide our
recommendations for sedative medication.
Oral conscious sedation
Many patients today initially choose oral conscious sedation before learning their alternatives.
Oral conscious sedation does have benefits and may be the ideal choice in some situations.
Suitable for mild to moderate anxiety
Prescription sedative is taken before dental visits
Relaxation may cause light sleep, but patient remains able to communicate with our staff
May be used for a wide range of dental procedures, even cleanings
IV sedation is actually the safest and most effective method of calming anxiety in the dental
office. We are proud to meet the stringent requirements for certification as an IV sedation
dental office. To maintain our certification, we undergo a yearly evaluation and inspection by
the state of Florida.
Contrary to what many people imagine, IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation. It is not
the same as general anesthesia, which requires breathing assistance and monitoring.
Extremely effective for fearful patients
Relaxes the mind and body, creating a better dental experience
Patients can swallow and breathe normally
May cause you to feel as though you went to sleep and woke up at the end of treatment
Both oral and IV conscious sedation have the wonderful effect of temporary amnesia, which
means you can "sleep" through dental treatment and remember none of it. Due to the effects
of sedative medications, we require patients to arrange reliable transportation to and from
our office and we encourage a day of rest at home. No work, no important paperwork, and no
Sedation can completely change your dental experiences. Learn more about your options
during your consultation visit at Smileology in Miramar Beach.