Candidacy for Dental Sedation

There are many reasons that an individual might try to avoid visiting his/her family dentist.  Common emotions often include fear, anxiety, and general aversion to discomfort. If this description resonates with you, you may be a good candidate for dental sedation.  Here at Kirby Smiles, our family dentists strive to offer all of our patients a compassionate, comfortable dental experience whenever possible. At times, our treatment plan may include sedation dentistry as needed.  If you or your family member suffer from one or more of these common conditions, our Pearland dentists may recommend sedation dentistry for you:


  • Extreme sensitivity to pain
  • Fear/phobia of needles
  • General fear of dentists
  • Pain or severe tension in jaw or neck
  • Delicate gag reflex
  • Inability/difficulty sitting for long periods


All family dentists practice general dentistry, but our highly specialized sedation dentists have also undergone advanced training in anesthesiology and have many years of dental sedation experience with patients of all ages, from very young children to elderly adults.  We have also worked with special needs patients, including those with autism, ADHD, and other challenging conditions. Our sedation dentists are continually educating themselves and growing their knowledge of the latest in sedation technique and technology.


We believe strongly that regular dental care is crucial to our overall health, and we desire that all of our patients have access to compassionate and effective dental care.  We take pride in providing a calming environment and ensuring comfortable, pain-free treatments for even our most fearful patients. Anxiety-free dental treatments are not impossible!  If you desire a more relaxed and less stressful experience at your next family dentist visit, our extensively trained and certified sedation dentists are just a phone call away. Contact our Pearland dental office today, or visit us on Facebook to learn more about us!