Sedation Dentistry

Matthews Smiles makes Sedation dentistry available for any procedure that we offer. Enjoy the most relaxing and pleasant dental experience of your life!

Say Goodbye to
Dental Anxiety!

Dental Anxiety is more common than most people think and affects individuals of all ages. Whether it be a result of a previous experience, dental pain, or trouble with the discomfort of having another person put metal objects in your mouth, dental anxiety keeps thousands of people from receiving the dental care they desperately need.

Without proper dental care, regular cleanings, and tooth treatments, many problems can arise that go far beyond tooth decay. This doesn’t mean that you must force yourself into the dental office and suffer through the entire procedure. In fact, because of how common this issue is, dentists have perfected several wonderful methods of ensuring a calm and pleasant experience to suit everyone’s needs.


What Our Patients Say

  • "Dr. Matthews is wonderful! His staff is very helpful, friendly, and professional. Even my 6 year old said, “Mom, that dentist man is very nice!” Matthews Smiles makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience, which I didn’t know was possible!"
  • “My family has been going to Dr. Matthews for the past 13 years and we love him! He is very professional yet personable. He stays current with his clinical knowledge and equipment. He does a great job and I can trust him, which is a big deal. His front staff is very friendly, and he has an amazing hygienist, Ginger. She is the most down-to-earth person you’ll meet – she always remembers what’s going on in your life. She also does a very thorough job in her cleanings. I highly recommend Dr. Blake Matthews office!”
  • “My kids are disappointed if one gets to go to the dentist and the other doesn’t. Dr. Blake Matthews and those who work with him are friendly and very, very accommodating to make sure you are comfortable. I also appreciate how Dr. Matthews takes the time to explain different options regarding the treatment available for me and my family! We HIGHLY recommend!”
  • “Dr. Blake has been our family dentist for over 20 years. We love him and his staff. They do their best to make any unpleasant procedures as pleasant as possible, which is nice. We trust him and his staff with our smiles!”

Transforming Dental Visits into Relaxing Retreats

Here at Matthews Smiles, we have gone to great lengths to ensure that every patient has a wonderful experience. From the bright and calm atmosphere of the office, to a television set hanging above each dental chair, everything has been constructed to put both your mind and body at ease. And when a little extra effort needs to be provided to ensure a good experience, we provide all our patients the option to experience sedation dentistry.

Experience relaxation and comfort during your appointment and to leave our office with no recollection of the treatment that we performed.


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About Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is far more simple than most people think. Sedation dentistry uses specific mediation to assist patients with dental anxiety or issues with pain/discomfort while receiving dental care. Patients are usually awake for the entire experience which is broken into several different levels.

The different types of sedation include: Minimal sedation, moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia.

Minimal Sedation – the patient is awake but relaxed as they undergo their dental procedure.

Moderate Sedation – a more common form of sedation which may cause you to slur your words and will most likely result in you not remembering much of the procedure.

Deep Sedation – places the patient on the edge of consciousness where they can still be awakened but will mostly unconscious during the procedure.

General Anesthesia – patients are completely unconscious during the entire process. This final category usually falls under the term general anesthesia. This is when medications put you in a deep sleep and you can not be easily awakened until the effects of the medication wear off or reversed.


No Insurance? No Problem!

At Matthews Smiles Dentistry, we think everyone should be able to get the great dental care they need, even if you don’t have dental insurance. That’s why we offer our new patients a special dental membership plan for just $287 a year. This yearly membership program will get you cleanings, exams, X-rays, and additional discounts on our other dental services.

More Benefits of
Sedation Dentistry

Depending on what work the dentist will be performing on your teeth, additional anesthetic or numbing medication will still need to be used at the sight. For example, most people who have had a tooth filling must first have part of the tooth drilled and cleaned in preparation. Due to the nerves that exist within each tooth, this can be a painful process and is not recommended without a numbing agent. Both numbing medications and sedation medications are used, both performing separate tasks. One makes operating a less painful process, the other allowing for a more pleasant experience for the patient.

To learn more about sedation dentistry and how it can help you, contact Matthews Smiles today and schedule an appointment or consultation.

Get In Touch

3610 N University Ave, Ste 200, Provo, UT 84604

(801) 377-9600

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