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Life Smiles Dental Care is OPEN to help you with your routine care. In response to the spread of COVID-19, to keep our communities safe we are taking numerous precautions. We are here to help you at Life Smiles Dental Care with all your dental needs. You may either call (602) 786-5484 or contact us through Virtual Consultation to book an appointment.

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New Patients: (602) 786-5484

Existing Patients: (602) 404-7266

4611 E Shea Blvd, Ste 250
Phoenix , AZ 85028 | Direction

Relax with sedation dentistry in Phoenix

Have you put off scheduling a dental appointment due to anxiety? It is time to get your oral health back on track and start smiling confidently!? The dentists at Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix can help, with gentle sedation dentistry.

When sedation makes sense

Nervous patients are not the only ones who benefit from dental sedation. Our dentists may recommend sedation:

  • For an extensive treatment or the convenience of multiple procedures at one visit.
  • To calm an over-active gag reflex.
  • For a patient who has problems sitting comfortably for the duration of an appointment due to physical or emotional disabilities.
  • To help pediatric patients develop a positive attitude toward dental care.

Soothing options

We offer two types of sedation, which can be used in combination. With either nitrous oxide or oral sedation, you remain conscious, but relaxed and unconcerned about the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of treatment. Sedation is not a pain block. It simply eases anxiety responses in the brain, so numbing may still be needed.

Nitrous oxide is a pleasantly scented gas, inhaled through a nose mask. It immediately induces a happy, carefree state. “Laughing gas” is safe for children, and the effect wears off quickly, so adults can drive or return to work. Nitrous oxide is a good choice for the mildly nervous patient or one who is afraid of needles.

Oral conscious sedation is a pill taken by mouth. It encourages a deeper sense of relaxation in both mind and body. Some patients doze off, but you can still respond to verbal cues, signal the dental team, and move around if you need to. You are groggy as the medication wears off slowly, so you will need a driver. Oral sedation has a bit of amnesic side effect – most patients have little recollection of treatment.

Be assured that you are not left alone while under sedation, and vital signs and wellbeing are closely monitored.

Call Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix at (602) 786-5484. You won’t get a lecture, but you will get sedation options that restore your faith in dentistry.

Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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