Sedation Dentistry In Fresno At Prices Families Can Afford

Are you scared? Even terrified of the dentist?

Welcome to Smith Sedation Dentistry where we specialize in helping really really scared people overcome their fear and get the care for their teeth that they need. We understand how you feel. Are you scared or even terrified of the dentist? Does the thought of hearing the drill overwhelm you? Are you in pain? Does the thought of sitting in the dental chair make you want to cry? Have you scheduled dental appointments before and cancelled them? Does this sound familiar? Are you embarrassed? You are not alone. We are here to help.

"Dr. Smith can help you overcome your fear of the dentist"

Sedation dentistry may be a great option  if you have been feeling scared about being treated by a dentist.

We see patients every day who have had a bad dental experience and have avoided the dental office for years, even since their childhood due to fear. We understand this and want you to have a positive dental experience. Call our office and talk with Melissa. She will listen to your cares and concerns and answer any questions that you might have. She understands--she fears dental work just as much as you do.

Sedation Options

What Makes You So Scared Of The Dentist?

We have done thousands of sedations, so we have successfully treated many patients just as scared as you.  Maybe you can't get numb, or you had a terrible experience in the past.  Maybe the scraping of your teeth makes you sweat or you can't stand the sound of the drill. Maybe you are claustrophobic or have an overwhelming gag reflex.  No matter what it is, we have heard many stories very similar to yours.  It is a essential that we take our time in the first visit and get to understand what your fear is so that we can overcome it.

Your First Visit

All patients coming to our office will start with a nice comfortable safe consultation with Melissa and Dr. Smith. Melissa has been with Dr. Smith since they started in 2001, and she hates going to the dentist as much as you do. Dr. Smith and Melissa take their time learning about your past, your fears, what you need done with your teeth. X-rays are taken if possible but often nothing "pokey" goes in the mouth. We talk about all the options that modern dentistry has. We will show you models and talk about the pros and cons of every option. We will discuss the types of sedation and talk about what works best in each situation. And we will talk about how much everything will cost. Nothing is hidden. Nothing is a surprise.

Fresno dentist Dr. Smith

Honesty & Value

"I know that great dentistry can be expensive and that family budgets are tight. My commitment to you is that I will do everything I can to keep my prices low without compromising quality. I make sure that we use the most up to date technology, the best lab and the highest quality materials available. At Smith Sedation Dentistry you will receive the highest quality, compassionate care at prices that families can afford."

- Dr. Rob Smith

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MON 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

TUE 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

WED 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

THU 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

FRI 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


  • review rating 5  I have been going to Dr. Smith for about or over 10 years. The Dr. and the staff always make me feel comfortable and very accommodating. And if you're like me and have the fear, they do everything possible to remove that fear and do not judge in any way shape or form. They are very understanding about how things and life happens. I would highly recommend Dr. Smith and his very nice staff.

    thumb Cathy Murray

  • review rating 5  I have been a patient of Dr. Smith for 5 years now. I was completely terrified of the dentist before coming to his office. Him and his staff have done such a wonderful job at making every visit pleasant and comfortable as possible! I had oral surgery about 2 years ago under IV sedation, my procedure was quick and painless with no complications after. I have recommended Dr. Smith to almost all of my co-workers and would never switch dentist. I actually have my second oral surgery scheduled with him this week!

    thumb Rosalinda Lopez

  • review rating 5  Last week I felt my wisdom teeth coming in. I do not go to the dentist regularly however, I was in terrible pain. The day I called, I was able to get an appointment. No only did I get an appointment promptly, they scheduled my surgery to remove my wisdom teeth that same week! I was very satisfied with the urgency and availability to get me in ASAP. With that, I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa. Melissa is such a gem. She is so personable and really made my experience that much better. I was very nervous the day of my procedure and she was there to talk me through it. I even called to thank her the next week because she was that memerable. This office has so much going for them, I recommend them at every level! Xoxo

    thumb Tarah Welbourne

  • review rating 5  My fear of dentists kept me from keeping up on regular dental work for years. I got a referral to Dr. Smith and after meeting with Melissa I knew I was in good hands. Dr. Smith and Melissa were efficient with the exams and getting me set up with my appointment. Having the sedation option allowed me to go through with the dental work with confidence and a sense of relief. Thank you to all the wonderful staff and Dr. Smith for helping me face my fear!

    thumb Helen Guenther

  • review rating 5  I have had a well deserved fear of dentists that kept me away from the dental chair for far too many years. I discovered Dr. Smith's office and was suprised by the warm and welcoming staff. Melissa is amazing and was quick to put me at ease. Dr. Smith tells it like is but with warmth and kindness and no one there judges or shames you on your dental situation. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Smith to anyone who has a fear of dentists and is looking for sedation dentistry. They are the best!

    thumb Meaghan Mckeehan

  • review rating 5  The best experience I have ever had at a dental office. I had so many fears about going to the dentist that it took everything I had to keep the appointment. And I only made the appointment because I was in so much pain. I chose this office because there was a page on their website that described exactly the fears I had about going to the dentist and how the staff there would be able to help. Melissa is amazing! From day one she put me at ease and helped me through a lot of dental work. I trust Dr. Smith fully. Trusting a dentist is not something that comes easy for me after many bad experiences, but Dr. Smith is different. He is very good at what he does, he is professional, and the work I have had done over the past few years is excellent. I can't imagine going anywhere else.

    thumb Shane

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Smith Sedation Dentistry

6191 N. Fresno St., Suite #102

Fresno, CA 93710

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