Oral Conscious Sedation

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Conscious Sedation Special for Chattanooga, TN!

We strive to offer a personal and professional touch at Shallowford Smiles.  Consultations and limited exams are free though we do recommend our Introductory $99 New Patient Special which includes a regular prophy cleaning, a comprehensive exam, oral cancer screening, and all necessary x-rays(a value of up to $797).  We want you to feel comfortable when you are here.  For many people that means oral conscious sedation.  Come see us and find out how we can help you rest and relax through your treatment with our same day crowns and bridges, so you don't need to come back except for your cleanings!!  Proudly serving East Brainerd, TN and surrounding areas 🙂

Overview

Oral Conscious Sedation

Restoring Your Smile Made Simple

  • Reduce Your Anxiety
  • Simple Medication You Swallow
  • Ideal For Larger Treatments
  • Memory Dulling
  • Customized Dosages
  • Safe and Effective

The Process

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. 🙂

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.

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Pricing

INSURANCE

We are in Network with Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Metlife.  We do accept and file other insurances that are PPO based.  We are not in network with any HMO dental plans currently.  Please call or text us if you have any questions.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

We have a pay in full discount of 5%.

We also accept Care Credit, and Alphaeon Credit.

We also accept Cash, Check, and All Major Credit Cards.

 

Member Price List

Same Day Crown
$997

This is a custom, all porcelain crown.  This is Member Pricing and does not include additional procedures which may or may not be necessary.

3 Unit Bridge
$2,991

This is a custom 3 unit bridge.  This is Member Pricing, and does not include additional procedures which may or may not be necessary.

Build-Up
$247

This procedure is done to restore tooth structure lost to fracture or decay/cavities.  It is always associated with a crown or bridge.  Member Pricing listed.

Extraction and Bone Graft
$524-$744

Occasionally there is nothing that can be done to save a tooth.  We offer extraction and grafting to save the site for an implant or bridge.  This is Member Pricing for a range of extraction services, from simple extractions plus grafting, to surgical.  Grafting is done for all extractions.

Single Tooth Implant
$2,991

This includes placement of implant, implant abutment, and implant crown.  This is Member Pricing, and does not include extraction and graft if that is necessary.

3 Unit Implant Bridge
$6,979

This includes placement of 2 implants, 2 implant abutments, and a 3 unit implant bridge.  This is Member Pricing, and does not include extraction and graft if that is necessary.

Individual Implant
$1,397

This includes placement of 1 implant only.  This is Member Pricing and does not include any additional procedures, which may or may not be necessary.

Implant Abutment
$597

This includes placement of 1 implant abutment only.  This is Member Pricing and does not include any additional procedures, which may or may not be necessary.

Implant Crown
$997

This includes placement of 1 implant crown only.  This is often done in 1 visit with our onsite lab.  This is Member Pricing and does not include any additional procedures, which may or may not be necessary.

3-Unit Implant Bridge
$2,991

This includes placement of 1 3-Unit Implant Bridge only.  This is often done in 1 visit with our onsite lab.  This is Member Pricing and does not include any additional procedures, which may or may not be necessary.

Per Unit Implant Bridge
$997

This is per 1-unit of an Implant Bridge only, and is only listed for calculation purposes for patients.  Implant Bridges are often done in 1 visit with our onsite lab.  This is Member Pricing and does not include any additional procedures, which may or may not be necessary.

4 Implant Retained Denture
$10,261

This includes placement of 4 implants, an implant overdenture, and the 4 male and female components that attach the dentures and implants.  This is Member Pricing and does not include any additional procedures, which may or may not be necessary.

2 Implant Retained Denture(This is only available on the lower arch)
$5,479

This includes placement of 2 implants, an implant overdenture, and the 2 male and female components that attach the dentures and implants.  This is Member Pricing and does not include any additional procedures, which may or may not be necessary.  This is also available only for the lower arch.

Implant Retained Overdenture
$1,497

This only includes the implant overdenture and does not include the male and female components that will be necessary.  This is Member Pricing and does not include any additional procedures, which may or may not be necessary.

Male and Female Locator Attachments for Implant Retained Overdentures
$594

This includes only 1 male and female component that attach dentures and implants.  This is Member Pricing and does not include any additional procedures, which may or may not be necessary.  Individual components are $297

Periodic Oral Exam(At Hygiene Appointment for Returning Patients)
Free for Members*

This is the typical exam at your return hygiene appointment.  Free for Members.

Adult Dental Cleaning/Prophy
Free for Members*

This is a dental cleaning that most people know and have.  It is for people that have overall healthy teeth and is a cleaning procedure to prevent gum disease.  Free for members as described.

Child Dental Cleaning/Prophy
Free for Members*

This is a dental cleaning for children.  It is for children that have overall healthy teeth and is a cleaning procedure to prevent gum disease.  Free for members as described.

Comprehensive Dental Examination
Free for Members*

This procedure is for New Patients looking to become established at our office, or for current patients after 3-5 years.  Timing is based on health of the teeth and gums, with unhealthy conditions needing to be checked more frequently.  This is a comprehensive look at your teeth and gums, and is usually paired with a cleaning and full mouth series of x-rays.  Free for members as needed.

X-rays
$30(periapical)-$497(CBCT), typically free for Members

X-rays are a standard part of diagnosing dental disease, and checking to make sure structures are still healthy.  Members enjoy almost all diagnostic x-rays for free.

Fluoride Treatment
$36

Topical fluoride is a fluoride-containing drug that is used to prevent and treat . It's especially useful for children's 

Periodontal Maintenance
Free for Members with the Perio Maintenance Membership Plan*

Periodontal maintenance is for patients with periodontal disease. It may also be for those who had a periodontal procedure. This type of cleaning is deeper, targeting periodontal pockets. Gum maintenance removes tartar and plaque from the space between gums and teeth.  This is free for Members with the Perio Maintenance Membership Plan.

Scaling and Root Planing
$251/quadrant

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that involves removing and tartar from the teeth and smoothing the roots. It's used to treat , which is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria.  Local Anesthesia is sometimes required.  This is Member Pricing per quadrant(there are 4 quadrants in the mouth) and does not include other procedures.

1-Surface White Filling-Anterior/Front Tooth
$145

This is a white filling that is on one surface of an anterior, or front tooth.  This is Member Pricing, and does not include other procedures.

2-Surface White Filling Anterior/Front Tooth
$176

This is a white filling that is on two surfaces of an anterior, or front tooth.  This is Member Pricing, and does not include other procedures.

3-Surface White Filling Anterior/Front Tooth
$210

This is a white filling that is on three surfaces of an anterior, or front tooth.  This is Member Pricing, and does not include other procedures.

4-Surface White Filling Anterior/Front Tooth
$264

This is a white filling that is on four surfaces of an anterior, or front tooth.  This is Member Pricing, and does not include other procedures.

1-Surface White Filling Posterior/Back Tooth
$155

This is a white filling that is on one surface of a posterior, or back tooth.  This is Member Pricing, and does not include other procedures.

2-Surface White Filling Posterior/Back Tooth
$197

This is a white filling that is on two surfaces of a posterior, or back tooth.  This is Member Pricing, and does not include other procedures.

3-Surface White Filling Posterior/Back Tooth
$239

This is a white filling that is on three surfaces of a posterior, or back tooth.  This is Member Pricing, and does not include other procedures.

4-Surface White Filling Posterior/Back Tooth
$291

This is a white filling that is on four surfaces of a posterior, or back tooth.  This is Member Pricing, and does not include other procedures.

Anterior Root Canals
$675

This procedure removes infected nerve tissue of an Anterior, or Front Tooth.  Bacteria is removed and a rubber like product is sealed in your root.  Teeth that have had a root canal need a filling, or, much more often, a crown.  Member Pricing is for the anterior root canal only.

Premolar Root Canal
$771

This procedure removes infected nerve tissue of a Premolar Tooth.  Bacteria is removed and a rubber like product is sealed in your root, or roots.  Teeth that have had a root canal need a filling, or, much more often, a crown.  Member Pricing is for the premolar root canal only.

Molar Root Canal
$939

This procedure removes infected nerve tissue of a Molar, or Back Tooth.  Bacteria is removed and a rubber like product is sealed in your root.  Teeth that have had a root canal need a filling, or, much more often, a crown.  Member Pricing is for the molar root canal only.

Full Arch Implant Restoration(Sometimes known as All-On-4)
$18,997 per arch, or $36,994 for both arches

This includes, implants, multi-unit abutments, and final prosthetic.  Your teeth are made with MultiLayered Zirconium and colored to your choice of shade and look for teeth.

Complete Denture Laboratory Reline per arch
$475

Complete Dentures occasionally need to be relined to readapt your denture to your gums.  This requires us taking your denture after we do a wash impression with it, sending it to the lab, and delivering your relined denture in the afternoon.  This is a very straightforward procedure.

FAQ

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. 🙂

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7613 Shallowford Road

Chattanooga, TN 37421