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For individuals with special needs, dental appointments can be a daunting experience. Some individuals may avoid dental appointments altogether due to anxiety or difficulty sitting still for extended periods, which can lead to serious oral health issues.

Sedation dentistry offers an effective solution for patients with special needs to receive the dental care they need.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves administering sedative medications to patients to help them relax and feel more comfortable during dental procedures. The sedatives can be administered in various forms, including nitrous oxide, oral medication or intravenous (IV) sedation. In addition, the level of sedation can be adjusted according to the patient’s needs, ranging from mild relaxation to deep sedation, where the patient is almost unconscious.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry for Patients with Special Needs

Reduces anxiety: Dental anxiety is common among patients with special needs, and managing their fear and discomfort can be challenging during a dental procedure. Sedation dentistry helps alleviate stress, allowing the patient to feel calm during the appointment. This can make the experience less frightening for the patient.

Minimizes movement and fidgeting: Some patients with special needs may struggle to sit still or cooperate during dental procedures, making it challenging for the dentist to perform the necessary work. Sedation dentistry can help keep the patient still and cooperative, making the process quicker and more efficient. It also reduces the risk of injury to the patient and the dental staff.

Provides pain relief: Patients with special needs may have a lower pain threshold or a heightened pain sensitivity, making dental procedures uncomfortable or even painful. Sedation dentistry can help relieve pain, ensuring the patient feels no discomfort. In addition, this can help them feel more relaxed during the appointment.

Facilitates complex dental procedures: Some procedures can be complex and require extensive work, which may be challenging for patients with special needs. Sedation dentistry facilitates involved dental treatments, allowing the dentist to work efficiently and effectively. This can help ensure the patient receives dental care and avoids future complications.

Sedation Dentistry in Marietta, GA

Consider sedation dentistry if you or a loved one has special needs and is struggling with dental anxiety or sitting still during dental procedures. Engineered Smiles in Marietta, GA, offers this service to all its patients. Our dental team can determine the best sedation option for your circumstance to ensure you or your loved one receives dental care while feeling comfortable.

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670 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

Phone: (678) 801-6700

FAX: (678) 903-2428


Monday: 9AM - 6PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM - 5PM
Thursday: 8AM - 3PM
Friday - Sunday: Closed

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    Absolutely love this place, I’ve been coming here for the last two years. I didn’t have insurance when I first started, and they had a great payment plan that they were able to let me work with. I see Jennifer, and she is the absolute best! Dr. Wang and his entire staff have always been extremely friendly and helpful. I will continue coming back to this location for years to come come!

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    Like most people I don't particularly enjoy going to the dentist. The staff, hygienists, and Dr. Wang himself make this practice the best one I have ever gone to. I have been I patient for over a year now. I recently made the decision to get a filling from another dentist redone. That filling had me terrified because my last dentist didn't properly prep me. I told Dr. Wang and he listened very attentively and took the necessary steps to make sure I was properly numbed and fixed my filling and I didn't feel a thing! The shop itself is very clean and organized. It's and old Bank building and they cleverly used the value for the X-ray room. A big shout out to Jennifer for being great and very gentle with my cleanings. Also, the office manager Autumn, for always working with insurance for me and getting the financials as low as possible without me having to ask. I have recommended several people to this practice and all have had great experiences and continue to go back. This practice is absolutely worth checking out!

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    Dr. Wang and his amazing technology create incredible results. I have had an implant and a crown and they are perfect replicas of my original teeth, only healthy. Also, the work was efficient and practically pain free!! He and his support staff are all kind and gentle. This practice is highly recommended both by me and by my husband!

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    Dr Wang went above and beyond to make sure I thoroughly understood his proposed treatment plan for a front tooth implant. He spent almost an hour on the phone with me addressing all my questions and concerns and outlining his reasons for choosing a particular method or timeline. He was patient and specific. The following day he spent even more of his time demonstrating some of the incredible technology he would be using to ensure success of the procedure. He is incredibly smart and his engineering knowledge seems to be coming in handy!! Wonderful dentist with a broad range of talent!

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    I’ve continued to use Dr. Wang as my dentist for several years and have always been more than happy with him. His staff is excellent and Jennifer, my dental hygienist, was friendly and did a great job. Dr Wang is always thorough and takes the time to answer all the questions I have - I trust him and continue to refer friends, family and coworkers to him and they have always been happy to say the least!

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    I could not get my regular dentist and Dr Wang popped up on Google as if by magic! I have a severe phobia about dentists but the glowing reviews about Dr Wang and his staff gave me courage to make that call after years of putting off the dentist. I was still anxious as I arrived for my appointment (I would not have gone but for the pain I was in) Dr. Wang was so personable cheerful and took his time explaining the procedure. He was very gentle. Even though I can't remember their names I can't say enough about his staff who displayed the same patience and encouragement. No one has paid me to do this review. It's all my true feelings. Dr Wang you have a patient for life in me

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    670 Johnson Ferry Rd
    Marietta, GA 30068

    (678) 801-6700

    (678) 903-2428

    Opening hours:

    Monday: 9AM - 6PM
    Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
    Wednesday: 8AM - 5PM
    Thursday: 8AM - 3PM
    Friday - Sunday: Closed