Sedation Dentistry

Welcome to the forefront of sedation dentistry in Naples, Florida! At our practice, we’re unwaveringly devoted to offering first-class dental care while ensuring maximum patient comfort. This journey of providing relaxing and painless dental experiences is expertly led by Dr. Thomas Hale, our distinguished dentist. Together with our highly skilled team, we aim to alleviate your dental anxieties and fears, replacing them with calm and comfort.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a specialized area of dentistry that involves the use of sedatives during dental procedures. But why is it important? It’s simple — many patients grapple with dental phobias or have a low pain threshold. For others, they may have a hypersensitive gag reflex, which can make dental procedures a challenge. Here’s where sedation dentistry steps in.

Our practice’s approach to sedation dentistry ranges from a mild sedation to relax you, to a heavier sedation so you can sleep through your treatment. All forms of sedation are tailored to you to create a soothing and stress-free dental visit. It’s our promise of a more relaxed and pleasant experience in the dentist’s chair.

Which Sedation Method is Right for Me?

Every patient we welcome into our practice is unique, and their level of comfort during dental procedures varies. Our approach is simple but effective: after in-depth discussions about your medical history, your anxieties or concerns, and the nature of the procedure, we will suggest the most appropriate sedation method for you.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Often referred to as “laughing gas,” Nitrous Oxide Sedation is a light sedative administered via a mask placed over your nose. This sedation method allows you to relax deeply without losing consciousness. The beauty of this approach is that the effect of the gas subsides quickly after the mask is removed, leaving you in a state where you can typically drive yourself home post-procedure.

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Some of our patients may require a deeper level of sedation. In such instances, we offer Oral Conscious Dental Sedation. This method involves taking a pill before your appointment, which will induce a state of drowsiness while still leaving you conscious. One significant advantage of oral sedation is that it often leaves you with little to no memory of the procedure, further minimizing any associated stress or fear.

What to Expect During Your Exam

When you come in for your appointment, the ever-friendly Dr. Hale will conduct a thorough review of your dental and medical history. He will patiently listen to your concerns, all while explaining the possible options available to address them. His passion lies in making every visit as relaxed and comfortable as possible, a promise he has been fulfilling through his many years of experience in sedation dentistry.

If sedation is chosen as the right path for you, our dedicated team will walk you through each step. They’ll provide you with a detailed overview of what to expect from your chosen sedation method. Remember, your comfort, safety, and peace of mind are our primary focus and motivator.

Pricing and Insurance

At our practice, we firmly believe that everyone has the right to comfortable, anxiety-free dental care. To ensure this, we have designed competitive pricing structures for our sedation dentistry services. We also accept most insurance plans, further aiming to ease your journey toward excellent oral health.

We recommend getting in touch with your insurance provider to check if your plan covers sedation dentistry. For more detailed information, or for any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (239) 766-5537. Our dedicated team is always available to provide the answers you need.

Get Started by Making an Appointment Today

We understand that dental anxiety can be a daunting barrier to receiving the dental care you deserve. However, with the expert guidance of Dr. Thomas Hale and our team, you can look forward to relaxing, pain-free dental visits. We are here to help you overcome your dental fears and start your journey toward excellent oral health.

It’s time to prioritize your dental health without the fear of pain or discomfort. Reach out to us at (239) 766-5537 to schedule an appointment and explore our world-class sedation dentistry services. Be it nitrous sedation or oral sedation, we will help you find the most comfortable route to a healthier, brighter smile.

We eagerly look forward to the opportunity to serve you. No longer does a trip to the dentist need to be a source of anxiety or dread. With our sedation dentistry options, your visits can be transformed into calm, peaceful experiences. So, why wait? Step into our practice today and let us show you how relaxing a visit to the dentist can truly be. Don’t let your fear hold you back from achieving the vibrant, healthy smile that you deserve.


Have been going to Dr Hale for over ten years and I can highly recommend his practice for full service dentistry.

- Rob Z.
Great experience, fast, thorough, honest, and most of all friendly and genuinely interested in me!
- Mike L.
Great experience. People are very friendly and professional. Would highly recommend Smiles by Hale to everyone! ??
- Clark R.


Monday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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