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Sedation Dentistry

If you are anxious about going to the dentist or concerned about a lengthy procedure, sedation dentistry can offer welcome relief.

At Southern Dental Implant Center in Cordova, TN, we offer a variety of sedation choices so you achieve the optimum level of tranquility.

Our board-certified dentist has perfected a technique that allows even the most anxious patients to relax during treatment...

Mastering the Art of Sedation

So many people have put off much-needed dental work simply due to fear. Sedation dentistry is the perfect solution for these patients and for those who just want to be guaranteed complete comfort.
Dr. Collier and his patients discuss sedation dentistry.

"Loved the Use of Conscious Sedation" Our Patients Experience Virtually Pain-Free Procedures


Jewell Feemster


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Love my new dentist Dr. Jason Collier and his staff! They are the sweetest and most helpful people. I picked Dr. Collier because he is a well learned man in his profession of choice and continues his education. Loved the use of concious sedation for a virtually pain free procedure. I would recommend Dr. Collier and his staff to everyone.

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Bertha Chambers


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From the time we entered into their office until we left, everyone was courtesy, friendly, and professional. We were made to feel comfortable and welcome. Dr. Collier explained everything to us like no one ever did and with patients than he answered all of ours questions and concerns.

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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses a combination of medicines to give patients a deep sense of relaxation. When you receive sedation, you will also receive an anesthetic to block pain. This combination of medications and anesthetics erases anxiety and makes dental treatment virtually pain-free

There are three types of sedation that are commonly used: nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation. Our dentists, Dr. Jason Collier offers IV and oral conscious sedation. Unlike general anesthesia, which makes you unconscious, and nitrous oxide, which simply makes you euphoric, conscious sedation puts you in a dreamlike state. The level of your sedation can be adjusted to mild, moderate, or deep based on the procedure you are undergoing and how sensitive you are to pain.

Is Dental Sedation Right for Me?

While many people seek out sedation to overcome anxiety over dental treatments, anxiety is not the only reason to take advantage of this dental service.

Dr. Collier at Southern Dental Implant Center typically use sedation dentistry during lengthy procedures such as dental implant surgery. However, it can also be used during cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures to help patients feel at ease and relaxed.

Other reasons why people turn to dental sedation include:

  • Strong gag reflex
  • Long dental procedure
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Surgical procedure
  • Anxiety about dental care
  • Medical conditions that make sitting difficult


Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Sedation is a safe procedure when administered by trained dentists. Southern Dental Implant Center in Cordova is a certified conscious sedation provider. In addition, our board-certified dentist Jason Collier has refined a technique that allows even the most anxious patients to relax during treatment.

If you live in Memphis or the Mid-South area and have questions about oral sedation or IV sedation, contact Southern Dental Implant Center in Cordova for a free consultation

What to Expect When You Choose Sedation Dentistry

We offer both oral conscious and intravenous (IV) conscious sedation dentistry at Southern Dental Implant Center. During both of these types of conscious sedation, you will be able to respond to the requests of the dentist and team, but you will be in a state of deep relaxation. Best of all, you will be unable to feel pain and will emerge from dental treatment without remembering the details.

IV Sedation

Sedative medications are administered directly into the bloodstream so they work quickly. IV sedation allows a deeper state of relaxation and you will have no memory of your treatment. Our highly trained team will monitor your vital signs throughout your dentistry procedure and adjust the dosage to ensure your comfort and safety. 

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Oral Sedation

You will be given a sedative in a pill form to take about an hour before your appointment. You will need someone to drive you to our office. By the time you arrive, you will feel drowsy. We will monitor you throughout to ensure that you remain safe and completely comfortable.

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The team at ​Southern Dental Implant Center

​Southern Dental Implant Center

Dr. Jason Collier, our board-certified dentist at ​Southern Dental Implant Center, provides patients in Memphis and the Mid-South area with state-of-the-art dental care using advanced technology. Our doctors are affiliated with many prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Christian Medical & Dental Associations
  • Memphis Dental Society

To learn more about our practice or to schedule an appointment at our Cordova, TN, dental office, contact us online or call (901) 756-0078.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Jason Collier's for many years and have always been treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. His staff is the friendliest dental staff I have ever encountered and I highly recommend this office for any dental needs! Kathleen M.

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