Sedation Dentistry

Man relaxing on a couch

Northside Family Dentistry is Crossville’s
Choice for Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry with Dr. Shanks and his team allows his patients to relax while undergoing restorative and cosmetic dental procedures.

Man relaxing on a couch

Northside Family Dentistry is Crossville’s
Choice for Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry with Dr. Shanks and his team allows his patients to relax while undergoing restorative and cosmetic dental procedures.

gold northside star

Limited Time {{period_label}} Specials

FREE SEDATION CONSULTATION

Come in for a free consultation and meet Dr. Johnny Shanks, Cumberland county’s trusted, sedation dentist. See why hundreds of your neighbors have chosen to get their smile restorations with Dr. Shanks and his team at Northside Family Dentistry.

Limit 6 Consultations by {{period_ends}}

Arrow

What is Sedation Dentistry?

What is Sedation Dentistry?

woman relaxing in dental chair

Each year, dental anxiety and fear prevent many of our Crossville, TN patients from reaching the healthy, happy smiles they deserve. Now you do not need to suffer any longer with Dr. Shanks, a sedation dentist. If you’ve been traumatized from negative past experiences, or are overwhelmed by extensive treatment needs. No matter the source behind your dental fear or anxiety, Dr. Johnny Shanks and his dental team are here to make a difference in how you experience dentistry in our office!

Our minimally invasive, gentle approach combined with IV sedation or other options makes receiving dental care a nearly painless experience. In fact, many patients who were once fearful now actually enjoy their dental visits! Northside Family Dentistry in Crossville calms more than just your fears – it can change your relationship with your smile once and for all! We are proud to offer IV sedation and other sedation services to meet a range of patient needs.

woman relaxing in dental chair
Man playing with phone on a couch

Reasons to Choose
Dental Sedation

Do you…

Man playing with phone on a couch
  • Have difficulty overcoming anxiety about the dentist?
  • Have a low pain threshold?
  • Have sensitive teeth?
  • Have a strong gag reflex?
  • Need a large amount of work done?

Types of Sedation Dentistry

At Northside Family Dentistry, we offer IV sedation, oral sedation, or nitrous oxide for patients who may be experiencing anxiety about their treatment. Here’s some helpful information about each one. Both IV Sedation and Oral Sedation require someone to take you to and from your appointment due to the relaxing effects of the medication.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is ideal for severe dental phobia, difficulty remaining still, multiple surgical treatment needs, or behavioral concerns. IV sedation has near-immediate effects leaving you conscious but with little-to-no memory of your procedure. In addition, IV sedation offers complete relaxation and may make you feel like you slept through your visit.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is ideal for moderate dental anxiety, general aversion to the dental office, or a sensitive gag reflex. Oral sedation is a prescriptive pill you take before your appointment. It leaves you feeling relaxed and calm but fully alert and able to respond to our instructions.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is ideal for those who experience common dental jitters or minor anxiety. Nitrous oxide is a clear, odorless gas inhaled before and during the procedure. The effects leave you feeling calm and even euphoric. The effects dissipate quickly once the gas is off and leave you ready to resume regular daily activity.

What Types Of Treatments Commonly Use Sedation?

Sedation can be used any time a patient is uncomfortable, anxious, or nervous about treatment. As a result, depending on your needs, a patient may choose nitrous oxide or IV sedation for things like a routing cleaning, placement of a crown, tooth filling, and other common dentistry all the way up to full mouth restorations or implants.

Older woman smiling and holding a mug

Fixed Dentures

Do you wear dentures or have a mouthful of missing or failing teeth? Eat what you want again, smile, laugh, and look and feel years younger with our implant-supported dentures.

Young woman smiling

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are very thin porcelain pieces that are custom-made to adhere directly to the front of teeth without grinding or shaving. Transform your smile without drilling on your natural teeth!

Before and after mercury free fillings

Mercury Free Restorations

The common silver filling contains mercury. Our practice uses the highest-quality biocompatible, tooth-colored restorations to create healthy, beautiful smiles.

Man smiling with a backpack outside

Cosmetic Bonding

Composite bonding resin is a white, tooth-colored material that can be shaded to match your teeth. This material can give you a low-cost improvement in your smile.

Couple smiling on a boat

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth, improving chewing ability, eliminating bridges, and replacing dentures.

Woman holding face in pain

Root Canal Therapy

Composite bonding resin is a white, tooth-colored material that can be shaded to match your teeth. This material can give you a low-cost improvement in your smile.

100% Committed To Safety

Our Gentle Sedation Will Put You At Ease

sedation team photo

Each team member is 100% committed to making you feel comfortable, providing gentle care, and creating the relaxed environment necessary for positive dental visits. Dr. Johnny Shanks is certified to administer IV sedation and monitors patient safety throughout the entire procedure. He’s experienced and knows the right level of sedation to eliminate your fears. To ensure complete comfort during dental treatment in our Crossville, TN office, we are pleased to offer sedation so you can relax during your treatments.

sedation team photo
Dr. Shanks

Crossville’s Sedation Dentist

Johnny Shanks, DDS

Dr. Shanks

A Crossville area local, Dr. Johnny Shanks grew up here and feels privileged to be able to serve his local community with exceptional personalized dental care. He graduated Campbellsville University with a BS in biology and chemistry. He attained his dental degree from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in Memphis. To provide exceptional care to his patients and their families, he’s also graduated from the Kois Center® for Dental Excellence, which teaches the latest advances in esthetics, implants, and restorative dentistry. Dr. Shanks partners with his patients to help you maintain your oral health and promises to keep you informed throughout your time at Northside Family Dentistry so you can make educated decisions about your dental and overall health.

When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Portia, who he’s been married to since 2005, and their four children.

Fun fact: Dr. Shanks played NAIA collegiate baseball for the Campbellsville Tigers, where their team’s hard work rewarded the title of 2003 NAIA Conference Champions.

Graduate Kois Center
American Academy Of Implant Dentistry
ADA American Dental Association
ICOI International Congress of Implantologists
ADSA Patient Safety is Our Priority
Graduate Kois Center
American Academy Of Implant Dentistry
ADA American Dental Association
ICOI International Congress of Implantologists
ADSA Patient Safety is Our Priority

Sedation Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Shanks and the Northside Family Dentistry team want you to feel at home and while we are happy to answer questions you may have during the free consultation, here are answers to a few commonly asked questions about sedation.

Dr. Johnny Shanks is Crossville’s sedation dentistry expert and will happily guide you to choose the best option for you at your FREE Sedation Consultation. We offer three effective types of sedation, all of which are good options depending on your specific needs.

IV Sedation: With IV sedation, Dr. Shanks will set up an IV drip which will keep you continuously sedated during your treatment. As a result, you will be asleep during the entire procedure but retain all normal reflexes and breathing throughout the treatment. Because this type of sedation doesn’t wear off immediately, it’s important to arrange a ride home from your appointment.

Oral Sedation: With oral sedation, you will be given a small pill to take 1 hour before coming to your appointment. You will be feeling very drowsy by the time you arrive, so it’s crucial to arrange a ride to and from our office.

Nitrous: With Nitrous Oxide or laughing gas, a mask is placed over your face, allowing you to breathe a mixture of oxygen and gas, which relaxes you for the procedure. Since the effects quickly wear off, you can drive yourself home after using this type of sedation.

Dr. Shanks takes your comfort and safety very seriously and will closely monitor the dosages and sedation of his patients before, during, and after your treatment. Sedation dentistry is entirely safe, especially in the skilled hands of Dr. Shanks and his professional team.

Dr. Shanks offers three types of sedation. IV Sedation, Oral Sedation, and Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) sedation. Depending on your anxiety level or the treatment performed, Dr. Shanks will advise a specific type of sedation to suit your needs.

Oral and IV sedation delivers a similar relaxation and a twilight sleep experience where you’re awake but feel deeply relaxed. However, it is normal for patients to experience an amnesia effect afterward and not recall much of their appointment.

Oral sedation is a perfect option for patients who don’t want to use an IV. Before starting the procedure, Dr. Shanks will give you a small sedative to help put you at ease. After that, patients will become very drowsy but will still be awake and responsive to directions. It is possible to increase the dosage for patients who desire more sedation.
For most patients, the effects of oral sedation when getting treatment from Dr. Shanks will last from 2-4 hours after the appointment. Some patients with IV sedation will come out of sedation virtually immediately while others will remain in a state of sedation for a few hours after the appointment. Due to the relaxing effects, the patient will need to secure a ride to and from the appointment. After that, the patient shouldn’t drive or operate machinery for an additional 12 hours for oral sedation and up to 24 hours with IV sedation.
Dr. Shanks is a certified sedation expert and will make sure you are safe and comfortable the whole time. Oral and IV sedation has similar effects to amnesia, and most patients can’t remember their dental appointment. In addition, oral medications can cause headaches, dizziness, dry mouth, and occasionally nausea, but these side effects typically pass quickly.
Patients think they’re “under” as they are when they’re in the hospital during traditional surgery. Still, with both Oral and IV sedation, you’ll be awake but relaxed.
Since the patient is comfortably sedated, Dr. Shanks can complete procedures that used to take several appointments to complete. This will save you time and money since a single longer appointment is less costly than several short appointments.
Dr. Johnny Shanks can provide sedation for any procedure the patient is uncomfortable proceeding with. From standard dental cleaning to implant placement, just simply ask for sedation, and our team will make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
While sedation benefits many people, it’s not right for everyone. Depending on your medical history, Dr. Shanks may not recommend sedation. In addition, some chronic conditions may make sedation risky. Finally, if the patient’s medications conflict with the sedation effects, sedation will not be recommended. Request your Free sedation consultation with Dr. Shanks today to learn how sedation may be your best choice for pain-free dentistry.
gold northside star

Limited Time {{period_label}} Specials

FREE SEDATION CONSULTATION

Come in for a free consultation and meet Dr. Johnny Shanks, Cumberland county’s trusted, sedation dentist. See why hundreds of your neighbors have chosen to get their smile restorations with Dr. Shanks and his team at Northside Family Dentistry.

Limit 6 Consultations by {{period_ends}}

Free Sedation Consultation
(931) 277-4444

143 Matherly Street
Crossville, TN 38555
Click for Map & Directions

Personal Payment Options

Dr. Shanks Accepts Most Payment Methods

Woman smiling at credit card

A written estimate will be provided for all comprehensive treatments. If you have insurance, a pre-estimate can be sent to determine coverage. Your account balance must be paid in full on or before your final appointment.

  • Cash or personal checks
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and HSA Cards
  • CareCredit™ and LendingClub® Financing
Woman smiling at credit card
CareCredit LendingClub

Financing Options

CareCredit™ and LendingClub® Offer Our Patients
Low or Interest-Free Financing

CareCredit LendingClub

Northside Family Dentistry partners with CareCredit™ (interest-free) and LendingClub® (low or no-interest) financing. These third-party financial options offer patients a way to pay for their procedures with low monthly payments.

Contact Us

Johnny Shanks, DDS
143 Matherly St
Crossville, TN 38555
Click for Map & Directions

New Patients: (931) 340-1071
Existing Patients: (931) 787-1718

Hours

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat-Sun

7:00am-4:00pm
7:00am-4:00pm
7:00am-4:00pm
7:00am-4:00pm
By Appointment
Closed

© 2021 All Rights Reserved by Dental Revolution

Facebook
youtube
yelp
google