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Sedation Dentistry

Regularly going to the dentist is crucial for your health — but with dental anxiety, the process can be harder than it sounds.

The team at Atlanta West Dentistry understands completely. To make treatment easier and more comfortable, we offer sedation dentistry.

With multiple options to choose from, you can find calming, personalized care on your own terms at our Marietta, GA, office.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?


Essentially, sedation dentistry is an umbrella term that refers to the different methods we use to help you feel calm and comfortable during treatment. Our Marietta, GA, dental team features oral sedatives, IV sedation, and nitrous oxide, so we can tailor your sedation to your needs.

Sedation Makes Dental Care Possible For Many Patients With Dental Anxiety

After breaking a tooth, our patient gathered the courage to seek care. She visited another dentist, who referred her to our team. We're proud to have made such a difference in her dental anxiety. Now, she's able to visit us for the treatment she needs — and she truly feels like family.

How Do We Address Dental Anxiety? Visit a Team With a Three-Pronged Approach

We create personalized plans to address your needs, with three different ways to help keep you comfortable during your visit:

Sedation Dentistry & Anesthesia

At our office, we feature multiple kinds of sedation dentistry, like oral medication and nitrous oxide. Though they're one of the most important parts of creating comfortable dental care, our team rounds them out with other steps to truly alleviate your anxiety.

Transparent Treatment

Simply knowing how your dental treatment will work and how to maintain your oral health can go a long way. We'll explain each step of your visit, so you always know what's happening. And of course, if you have any questions, we encourage you to ask them.

A Caring Team

We're in the business of dentistry because we genuinely care about you and your family. By treating you with compassion and understanding, we can make it easy to trust the dentist again.

Dentists at Atlanta West Dentistry

Curious about our comprehensive plan to make going to the dentist as easy as possible? Contact us or call

(770) 941-6979

How We Go the Extra Mile For Our Marietta, GA, Patients


Elizabeth Irby

Marietta, GA


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An amazingly friendly dental practice of real people who welcome you into their office like a new family member.

I am so pleased with the thorough care for my teeth and really listening to my concerns.

Highly recommend.

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Sara Johnson

Marietta, GA


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My appointment today was flawless. I called in advance to let them know I was running late, and they responded graciously and accommodated me with no hesitation. My cleaning was thorough by Jen. She and Dr. Watson were attentive and genuinely concerned about making sure I was informed and happy about maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. Thanks for always making me so comfortable.

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We Offer Sedation For Patients With Special Needs

Our Marietta team truly cares about the entire community. We're proud to offer treatment for patients with special needs, including sedation dentistry.

Sedation can help patients stay still, feel calm, and avoid discomfort — and because we conduct personalized treatment, we can ensure that all our patients receive the care they need. To learn more about our individualized approach, reach out to our friendly office staff.

New Possibilities Await With Sedation Dentistry

We offer multiple types of sedation dentistry, allowing our team to customize treatment to your needs. Sedation can be an option for nearly all procedures, from routine cleanings and exams to full mouth reconstruction. Some of the dental procedures that are most often paired with sedation include:

Why Does Marietta, GA, Trust Us? Let Our Happy Patients Explain



Marietta, GA


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got an extraction and a bone graft here, came in terrified. the entire procedure had ZERO PAIN even the numbing didn’t hurt. Dr. Shepherd really knows what he is doing. 3 days later and i’m not in any pain at all, only taking ibuprofen and tylenol.

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Joseph Millay

Marietta, GA


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Excellent cleaning and it was relatively painless. Friendly Dental Assistant who was thorough and professional. No waiting at Atlanta West Dentistry.

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Paying for Treatment

While sedation dentistry is not usually covered by insurance, our team can work with you to make treatment possible. For instance, we accept financing from well-known lenders like CareCredit,® Proceed, and Sunbit. We also have an in-house dental savings plan.


Atlanta West Dentistry

Atlanta West Dentistry is led by Dr. Travis WatsonDr. Cameron B. Watson, and Dr. Lauren Bowersox. Our patient-centered dental practice is dedicated to providing comprehensive and advanced dentistry in a comfortable and anxiety-free environment. Our professional affiliations include:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Georgia Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The International College of Dentists
  • The American Orthodontic Society

Request an appointment today by contacting us online or by calling us at our office in Marietta, GA: (770) 941-6979.

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