Northside Family Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Get the Care You Need Comfortably

Did you know that millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety that prevents them from seeking the dental care they need? If you’re one of them, our team at Northside Family Dentistry wants you to know you’re not alone, and that all of your fears and concerns will be addressed and taken seriously. We also want you to know that we now have a wonderful option to help patients relax with sedation dentistry!

Give your Crossville dentist a call today at (931) 398-5170 to learn more about sedation or schedule a visit today!

Am I a candidate for sedation?

Many patients have varying levels of anxiety, as well as many different reasons they may avoid the dentist. Here are some of the most common reasons people avoid the dentist that we would be happy to recommend sedation for:

  • Fear of blood, pain or needles
  • Fear of dental tools (the drill)
  • Embarrassed of oral health
  • Uncomfortable with personal space
  • Small mouth or TMJ (trouble having mouth open wide or for long periods)
  • Trouble sitting still for lengthy appointments
  • Bad dental experiences in the past

Get the Pain Relief You Deserve


Whatever your reason for avoiding the dentist, we want to help you get the care you need, comfortably with relaxing IV sedation dentistry.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is designed for patients with dental anxiety, as well as for surgical procedures. IV sedation is administered intravenously for the most immediate results. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that you will not be entirely asleep or unconscious, but rather in a more comfortable, semi-awake state of reduced anxiety, and will likely not remember the details of your visit.

You will start to feel very relaxed and comfortable, and then before you know it, you will be ready to go home. You will be closely monitored while you are under sedation, and you will need to arrange for transportation to and from your appointment. You’ll find peace of mind knowing you made the right decision for your oral health.

If you’ve been avoiding the dentist and are in need of dental work, we would love to speak with you about relaxing sedation dentistry.

Contact Us

Contact your Crossville dentist, Dr. Shanks at Northside Family Dentistry and schedule an appointment today!


Call to schedule your next appointment today! (931) 398-5170


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Tuesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 7:00am-4:00pm
Friday by appt only


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