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Sedation Dentistry

Have you let your oral health slip due to dental anxiety?

Sedation dentistry can help you relax during your dental appointments so you can receive the treatment you need.

Stubbs Dental serving the Greater Salt Lake area offer a variety of sedation options to suit your needs during any procedure.

Dr. Stubbs Explains the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

During an appearance on the Wellness Hour, ​Dr. Stubbs discusses why he believes strongly in sedation dentistry. Stubbs Dental, headquartered in Bountiful, Utah, can help you face your dental anxiety and make your dental appointment a comfortable experience.

Take Advantage of Sedation Dentistry Request an Appointment

​Dental anxiety doesn't have to stop you from maintaining your oral health. Our entire team is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for everyone who walks through our door. 

The doctors at Stubbs Dental are trusted by patients throughout the Salt Lake, Utah, area, as well as patients around the globe who have benefitted from our doctor's care during mission trips. The Stubbs Dental team of highly trained dentists can help make your appointment a relaxing and comfortable experience with nitrous oxide, oral meds, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. We have four locations to serve you in Bountiful, Layton, Murray, and Lehi. Call to request a dentistry appointment at:

(801) 685-1163

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"They did a fantastic job" 5-Star Reviews From Bountiful, UT-area Patients


Craig McCrary


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The staff were extremely engaging, helpful, and did they're best to accommodate my anxiety over dentists visits.

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Ryan Laukat


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They did a fantastic job of helping me feel comfortable, answering my questions, and listening to me.

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The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Relieves Anxiety

Sedation can help you feel at ease during treatment. In many cases, it can leave you with no memory of treatments. A positive experience with sedation can help you overcome dental anxiety and encourage you to visit the dentist on a regular basis, which is essential to your dental health.

Calms Strong Gag Reflexes

A strong gag reflex can make receiving any dental work difficult. It also makes completing your care a challenge for your dentist. Sedation dentistry can relax your gag reflex, providing both comfort and efficiency.

Helps Patients Sit Still

Children and patients with medical conditions like cerebral palsy or Parkinson's disease may find it challenging to sit still in the dental chair for long periods of time. Sedation dentistry can make it easier for virtually anyone to relax when receiving dental care. It also makes dental visits a comfortable experience for patients with arthritis.

Lengthy Dentistry Procedures Can Be Completed More Efficiently

The doctor can typically work quicker since you will be more relaxed during treatment. This efficiency means that in a single session, our dentists can get dental work completed that may otherwise have taken a few separate appointments.

Nervous About Your Dental Appointment? You're Not Alone.

It is estimated that as much as 36% of the population experiences dental anxiety. It's nothing to be ashamed of, but it is certainly something to address proactively, both for the sake of your health and your finances.

You can develop infections and decay by not receiving routine cleanings and checkups. If these dental issues are not corrected in time, they can cascade, resulting in tooth loss and other serious issues. Avoiding the dentist can quickly cause you to need extensive dental therapies to restore the health of your mouth. These issues can also add up quickly in terms of cost. We want to help you avoid these issues, so if you suffer from dental anxiety, let's talk about it and figure out a way to help you receive the routine care you need.

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Sedation can provide peace of mind during dental therapies.

Sedation and Local Anesthesia Work Together for Your Comfort

Unlike anesthesia, sedation methods do not address pain. When it comes to any treatment that involves invasive care, Dr. Stubbs will provide you with a local anesthetic to virtually eliminate pain. When you choose to receive sedation, we will combine it with local anesthesia as needed, helping you to remain both calm and physically comfortable under our care.

We Also Offer General Anesthesia

General anesthesia can help patients achieve their deepest level of relaxation. This treatment is usually reserved for extensive dental procedures, such as full mouth reconstruction. Our doctors work with a skilled anesthesiologist who will safely administer general anesthesia before your procedure and remain throughout to monitor your safety and comfort. The most significant benefits of general anesthesia are that it allows our doctors to complete extensive treatment plans in a single office visit, and it keeps you completely unconscious and comfortable throughout your treatment.

Discover Which Option is Right for You Request an Appointment

Our doctors place a high priority on providing a comfortable and positive experience for our patients. Sedation options help accomplish these goals and give patients a dental experience that won't make them feel apprehensive the next time they visit the dentist. 

As an officer in the Navy, Dr. Stubbs received advanced training, which he uses in his dentistry practice every day. He's determined to help you overcome your dental fears and experience the best possible benefits of every dental visit. To explore the sedation options at all of our Utah-area dentistry practices, request an appointment with one of our dentists by calling:

(801) 685-1163

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"I cannot express enough how thankful I am." More 5-Star Reviews From Bountiful, UT-area Patients


Lynette Rushton


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It seems like everyone feels a little anxious when it is time to go to the dentist. However, it was a good experience. The front desk ladies, Niki, Autumn and Kelseyville were friendly as well as efficient. We didn't wait but few minutes. We got a tour of the facility. Shannon, the hygenist, did a great job and didn't hurt us doing it. Dr Bloom was efficient and knowledgeable. At no time were we uncomfortable. I won't be anxious when it is time to go back.

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Andrea Murray


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I cannot express enough how thankful I am to the staff of Stubbs Dental. From the moment I walked through the door, throughout my visit, even scheduling, I was treated with the best of care. I look forward to my next appointment, and those words have never rolled off my lips in my entire lifetime to see a Dentist. Mandi, thank you so much for putting all my fears at rest, it’s more than appreciated!

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Candidates for Sedation

Dr. Stubbs will review your medical history and other factors in order to recommend a sedation method. 

To undergo dental sedation, you must be in good health, not be pregnant, and have no history of bad reactions to intended sedative

Children Can Also Benefit From Sedation

Sedation dentistry can be an important tool in helping children get the dental care they need. Parents are sometimes anxious about anesthesia for their children. However, it can significantly help the child make it through a dentist appointment without anxiety. We are qualified to provide anesthesia appropriately and safely at our office, and will only recommend sedation if we truly believe it will benefit your child. You can expect that your little one will receive attentive care focused on maintaining their safety and comfort so that they can experience the best possible results of treatment.

Is Sedation Dentistry Expensive?

Dr. Stubbs and his team strive to provide affordable dental care to all patients. Sedation dentistry costs will vary depending on the type of treatment used. Basic insurance plans do not cover sedation, but Stubbs Dental, headquartered in Bountiful, Utah, offers financing options to help you budget for out-of-pocket expenses. Our office can help you explore your financial options and create a plan that works for your needs.

"Thank you for making every experience a good one." More 5-Star Reviews From Bountiful, UT-area Patients


Delena Otteson


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I have been seen at Stubbs Dental several different times through hygiene. Darrika and Lucia are so friendly and thorough. Dr Philips has given be different option for my treatment. I have had a fear of the dentist since I was a child. The entire staff is warm, friendly and helpful. Thank you for making every experience a good one.

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Rodrigo Sanabria


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My mom's (Lilian) visit to Stubbs Dental was excellent!!! All the staff was friendly and professional, specifically Esperanza, Kaitlin and Dr. Willardsen. They made my mom feel very comfortable and answer all of our questions plus they spoke Spanish. The office was reccomend to us by my sister, now I know why.

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Your smile is one of your greatest assets. Give it the dental care it deserves to stay beautiful and healthy for years to come. At Stubbs Dental Implant Center, our dentists have the training, technology, and services to treat your entire family's needs in one office. Our dentists are some of the most awarded in Utah, and their accomplishments include:  

  • Best of State: Cosmetic Dentist 2023
  • Best of Salt City: Best Dentist, Best Cosmetic Dentist, Best Oral Surgeon, Best Surgery Center 2022
  • Best of SLC: Best Dentist 2022
  • Best of SLC: Best Employer For Veterans 2022
  • City Weekly's: Best Company That Gives Back 2021
  • Best of Northern Utah: 2022, 2021, & 2020
  • Gephardt Approved
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