Relax!  Sleep Through Your Next Dental Appointment!

Sedation Dentistry - Salt Lake City, UT

Sedation Dentistry or Sleep Dentistry-Do you avoid the dentist because of a bad experience when you were younger? Fear of the dentist-Do you fear going to the dentist because of sounds, smells and discomfort? Dr. Hamblin is a painless dentist and understands your fears. In fact, he used to be afraid of going to the dentist! That is why Dr. Hamblin went through extra training to be licensed to provide relaxing sedation dentistry. You will snooze through your appointment. In fact, most people don't remember their visit. Do any of these sound familiar: sweaty hands, racing heart, feeling as if you'll hyperventilate, profuse perspiration, jitters, canceling appointments or never scheduling them because it is easier to suffer with the pain than face the anxiety. You will soon learn that we will treat you with compassion and gentleness, because that is the way Dr. Hamblin likes to be treated. So come see us in our Sandy Utah office for a pain free experience.

If you identify with these descriptions and are looking for someone who will give your fears and anxieties the same diagnostic attention as your cavities. Exhale and relax, you have come to the right place. We want to be your "light at the end of the tunnel" of dental anxiety. Here at Hamblin Dental Implant & Aesthetic in Salt Lake City Utah we believe in treating you first, your mouth second. Sedative Dentistry or sedated dentistry is the way to go. No pain and wake up to a new smile.

Oral Sedation Or Sleep Dentistry

This technique utilizes the oldest of all routes of drug administration, the mouth. Safe, economical, and convenient, oral sedation when properly used can deliver a deeper relaxation state than nitrous and provide some amnesic effects. If you suffer more from the thought of coming in than actually being here, painless dentistry may be the choice for you. After an initial consultation to determine if you need anxiety relief or just need to complete extensive treatment in one visit, we will take baseline vital signs and write a prescription. Halcion (Triazolam) will be taken about an hour before your dental appointment, so you will be relaxed before we start. Although awake, you will feel relaxed and drowsy. During your treatment, we will monitor your pulse, oxygen saturation rate, and your blood pressure with state of the art patient monitors. We never leave your side. The same medication can also be given to you the night before to help you sleep. So, don't let anxiety prevent you from having the confident smile or healthy mouth you have always wanted. Take the time to come in and meet us so we can decide together what is best for you. If you would like a first appointment to simply talk about your anxieties and fears, we will do that and no dental exam would be done.

Nitrous Oxide "Laughing Gas"

This technique utilizes the oldest of all routes of drug administration, the mouth. Safe, economical, and convenient, oral sedation when properly used can deliver a deeper relaxation state than nitrous and provide some amnesic effects. If you suffer more from the thought of coming in than actually being here, painless dentistry may be the choice for you. After an initial consultation to determine if you need anxiety relief or just need to complete extensive treatment in one visit, we will take baseline vital signs and write a prescription. Halcion (Triazolam) will be taken about an hour before your dental appointment, so you will be relaxed before we start. Although awake, you will feel relaxed and drowsy. During your treatment, we will monitor your pulse, oxygen saturation rate, and your blood pressure with state of the art patient monitors. We never leave your side. The same medication can also be given to you the night before to help you sleep. So, don't let anxiety prevent you from having the confident smile or healthy mouth you have always wanted. Take the time to come in and meet us so we can decide together what is best for you. If you would like a first appointment to simply talk about your anxieties and fears, we will do that and no dental exam would be done.

How Sedation Dentistry Helps Guests Overcome Fears And Anxiety

A guest can literally snooze through a sedation dentistry appointment! The pill is simply ingested prior to treatment. There are no intravenous tubes or needles. The procedure is totally safe! Guests have little or no memory of procedures performed while undergoing sedation dentistry. There is no recollection of any sounds or smells either. A guest may snooze for up to five or six hours after ingesting the medication. Time will vary depending on the treatment required. Complex dental treatments that often require six to eight appointments can be done in as little as one appointment when utilizing sedation dentistry techniques,­ all while a guest is snoozing!

How Sedation Dentistry Works

A guest is given oral medication to take, such as Valium and/or Halcion, an hour prior to the scheduled procedure. A companion will accompany the guest to the office. Normally, a guest will be very drowsy by the time they arrive at our Salt Lake Utah office. After the guest is comfortable, Dr. Hamblin and his experienced clinical team will perform the sedation dentistry and take care of the guest's dental needs.


Why is sedation dentistry also called, "nap dentistry?" Sedation dentistry can be a combination of several anxiety-reducing factors. Oral medications such as a Valium can be used to help a guest relax and feel more comfortable, especially during long procedures. Sedation dentistry may also involve intravenous or even general anesthesia for guests who can't or won't have dental procedures any other way. Some guests that have a very sensitive gag reflex or have difficulty getting numb with dental injections can also benefit from intravenous sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide is another form of sedation dentistry that provides pain relief and distraction.


Sedation dentistry is the answer to over 35 million Americans' fears and anxieties over visiting a dentist. A person may be a likely candidate for sedation dentistry who has had a traumatic experience in a dental chair or just comes from a painful past.


If you feel that our caring office in Sandy UT, located just 20 minutes from Salt Lake City, and sedation dentistry is the right choice for you, give us a call and schedule an appointment through Becky. Or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our Sandy Utah office. We are your Salt Lake Sedation dentistry specialists.