Sedation Dentistry


If you have broken, missing, or hurting teeth but find yourself avoiding the dentist because of fear and anxiety, sedation dentistry may be right for you. From the mildly relaxing effects of nitrous oxide to the deeply restful state that IV sedation provides, finding a sedation option that will allow you to receive the dental treatments you need without fear or pain is possible.

Sedation at Smyrna Dental

At Smyrna Dental, we offer minimal sedation to ease your anxiety. Dr. Rama Yerneni will meet with you answer any questions you may have.

Who Can Perform Sedation Dentistry?

As part of our dedication to delivering gentle dentistry, Dr. Rama Yerneni has completed the training and accreditation required to perform sedation dentistry. Delaware’s dental board carefully regulates the use of sedation techniques, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.


Q. “Who can undergo sedation, and who is it appropriate for?”
A. Sedation dentistry is appropriate for people who can’t receive dental services because of their fear and anxiety. It is also appropriate for individuals who:

  • Have a low pain threshold
  • Struggle with sensitive teeth or a strong gag reflex
  • Need extensive work that requires multiple treatments; sedation dentistry allows the treatments to be done in fewer visits

Q. “How much does sedation dentistry cost?”
A. The cost of sedation dentistry varies according to what method you are using, which treatment you will be getting, and how long that treatment lasts. To find out more about the cost of your specific sedation method, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rama Yerneni. At Smyrna Dental, we also offer a variety of financing and payment methods that will help you receive the level of sedation you desire on your budget.

Q. “How safe is sedation?”
A. There is always a risk when being sedated; however, when administered by experienced dentists like Dr. Yerneni it is extremely safe. Patients who have obstructive sleep apnea or who are obese should consult their doctor before having sedation, as they are more likely to experience complications.

If you think sedation dentistry could help you achieve a pain-free, beautiful smile, call 302.223.6194 to set up an appointment with Smyrna dentist Dr. Rama Yerneni today to find out more about your options and our treatments.