Relax While We Take Care of Your Smile.

Say goodbye to anxiety with free sedation on treatments over $2K.

3 Minutes to Schedule!

We've Helped Thousands of Patients Relax!

Schedule Your Free Consultation Now And Let Your Dental Anxiety Begin To Melt Away!

Get all your treatment done at once!

Complete more treatment in fewer visits, saving you time and stress!  No temporaries, no stressful second visits!

Just a few simple pills.

Enjoy a peaceful, pain-free dental experience with little to no memory of the procedure.  Nothing complicated, just a few pills and then rest and escape from dental anxiety.

Flexible Payment Options

We offer multiple payment options, including credit cards, insurance, and third-party monthly installment financing.

See What Our Patients Have to Say:

Clinton Gipson
Clinton Gipson
May 6, 2023
Shallowford Smiles, and it's entire staff have taken tremendous care of me, my friends, and family for many, many years now. Great people, providing first rate services... I never hesitate to recommend these guys to anyone in need of the best kind of dental care.
Anita Houston
Anita Houston
May 4, 2023
They did a wonderful job and really mean that from the bottom of my heart friendly service with a smile 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
Sheena Grove
Sheena Grove
May 4, 2023
So friendly and helpful.
Gloria Hickman
Gloria Hickman
May 3, 2023
LOVE DR. Wilkinson AND HIS ASSISTANT. VERY PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONABLE.
FRED Stewart
FRED Stewart
May 2, 2023
Always Courtious and efficient!
Jerry Toler
Jerry Toler
April 27, 2023
They are the best of what they do
Jenny Mcmahon
Jenny Mcmahon
April 20, 2023
Always thoughtful taking his time! Thank you!
Letricia Mayweather
Letricia Mayweather
April 19, 2023
The staff were really friendly and caring. The dentist was very professional and nice and comforting in my anxiety. Will recommend to other people!! Only problem is there payment options. There is none other than care credit
Steve Dohrn
Steve Dohrn
March 30, 2023
Friendly people. great service and reliable dental care.

Dental Conscious Sedation F.A.Q.

Yes, when administered by a trained professional, conscious sedation is safe. Our staff in Chattanooga is experienced in sedation dentistry, and we take every precaution to monitor your vitals and comfort throughout the procedure. 

Patients who experience anxiety about dental visits, have a low pain threshold, need a large amount of dental work, or have a gag reflex that interferes with dental care may benefit from conscious sedation. We assess each patient's medical history and current health to determine if this approach is safe for them.

You'll take the prescribed dose of sedative before your procedure. Although you'll be awake, you'll feel drowsy and relaxed. Many patients remember little of the procedure afterward, almost like trying to remember a dream from 2 weeks ago. You will need someone to drive you home from our Chattanooga office, as the effects of the sedatives can take several hours to wear off. 

You should not eat or drink anything for at least six hours before your appointment, unless you have a medical condition the necessitates it. It's also important to inform us of all medications you're currently taking and any health changes since your last visit. Make sure to arrange transportation home, as you will not be able to drive after receiving sedation.  You will not be able to go to work afterwards, so make sure the rest of your day is for your recovery.

Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and a lack of coordination, which may last for a few hours after the procedure. Less commonly, patients may experience mild headaches, dry mouth, or nausea. These effects are generally temporary and resolve on their own.  Please notify us if you have any concerns following your appointment.

We recommend that patients rest for the remainder of the day following a procedure with conscious sedation. The effects of the medications, such as drowsiness and slow reaction times, can make it unsafe to perform work-related tasks, especially those that require concentration or operating machinery. Plan to return to work the following day.

Coverage for conscious sedation can vary depending on your insurance plan. We can help you verify your benefits before your procedure at our Chattanooga, TN office to understand what costs may be covered and what you would need to pay out-of-pocket.

It's important to communicate with us if you feel your anxiety is not adequately managed during the procedure. We can make adjustments or take additional steps to ensure your comfort. Our priority is your safety and well-being.  We prescribe extra medication for you to bring that we are able to administer and we book a whole morning usually to give us plenty of time for you to get comfortable and for us to work. 🙂

Popular Procedures Paired With Sedation

All Porcelain Crowns

With a digital all-porcelain crown, you'll enjoy a natural-looking tooth restoration that blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile. No Insurance? Sign up for our Membership Plan!!

Dental Implants!

We believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile, which is why we offer high-quality computer-guided dental implants at an affordable price. Free Consultations are offered for everyone to see if you are a candidate for implants.

Denture Implant Stabilization

This includes 2-4 dental implants, 2-4 locator abutments that screw into the implants, the 2-4 snaps in the denture, and the implant retained denture. The 2 implant option is only available on the lower denture. Upper Dentures require a minimum of 4 implants and associated parts.

Veneers

At Shallowford Smiles, we believe you deserve a stunning smile, which is why we offer high-quality digital veneers made in the office.

Meet Dr. Wilkinson!

Committed to Your Comfort!
  • Over 20 Years of Experience!
  • Your Comfort and Relaxation Is Our Priority!
  • We take and file Dental Insurance and also have a Membership Plan for those without insurance.
  • Dr. Wilkinson has an on-site lab for same day crowns and bridges.
  • Multiple payment plans and payment options for everyone.

Insurance

We are in-network with Delta, Blue Cross, Aetna, and Metlife, and accept most other Insurance. 

Member Pricing

No insurance?  No problem!  Sign up for our Shallowford Smiless Membership plan!

Pre-Payment Discount

We offer a 10% discount on full pre-payment of a presented treatment plan for cash and check.  In addition, we offer a 5% Credit Card pre-payment discount for full pre-payment.

What To Expect At Your First Appointment With Us

The day before your sedation appointment we will call you and make sure we have your pharmacy information in.  We will send in the prescriptions for the sedation and any post-op medications that might be necessary.  We will review the sedation process and dental procedure/s with you, and we will make sure that you have a driver that can stay for the whole appointment.

We typically have you take some medicine the night before your dental appointment, but this will be discussed with each patient individually.  The important thing to do is to get a good night's rest and to not eat or drink anything past midnight unless it is medically necessary.

Typically we have you take some medicine about 1 hour before your appointment, but this will be gone over with each patient individually.  We will greet you at the office, and take you back via a companion chair while your ride waits outside or in the lobby.  We will get you comfortable and place monitoring equipment on.  Doctor Wilkinson will get some baseline readings and decide if more medication is necessary.  Once a proper level of sedation has been achieved, we will do the procedures.

Once we are done, we will remove the monitoring equipment once you are stable.  We will review the procedure with your ride and you and place you in your driver's car, and we will buckle you in.  We will have already set up any post-op appointments, but will review all that and go over post-op instructions with you and your driver.

We will give you a call the following day of your procedure to check in with you and answer any questions that you might have regarding the sedation and associated procedures. 🙂

Actual Patient Transformations

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Meet The Rest Of The Team

Meet Dr. Brian Wilkinson, the leading dentist at Shallowford Smiles. With a passion for creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Wilkinson is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care as comfortable as possible.

Dr. Wilkinson is a pioneer in digital dentistry, utilizing the latest technology to ensure precision and comfort in every procedure. His commitment to excellence and patient satisfaction is evident in his meticulous attention to detail and his gentle, caring approach.

At Shallowford Smiles, Dr. Wilkinson and his team strive to make every visit a positive experience, offering personalized care that goes beyond expectations. Join us for a unique dental experience that combines advanced technology with a warm, friendly environment. Welcome to Shallowford Smiles, where your smile is our top priority.

7613 Shallowford Road

Chattanooga, TN 37421

1-423-500-6728

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7613 Shallowford Road

Chattanooga, TN 37421