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Sedation Dentistry
in Waco, TX

Beautiful Smiles For A Lifetime

Sedation Dentistry

Waco based Dr. Locke is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and he is passionate about delivering compassionate, quality care to our more fearful patients through the use of sedation dentistry.

Sedation DentistryNearly 30% of people avoid going to the dentist because of fear or anxiety. Common concerns include fear of injections, lack of control, taking time off work, unpleasant sounds or smells, and embarrassment about dental conditions. Dr. Locke has helped many people overcome dental anxiety. His most rewarding experiences in the dental profession have been helping those individuals who are so fearful they have neglected dental care for many years. Our Waco dental office caters to nervous patients and offers creative solutions, including oral sedation, to help you get the dental care you need.

With oral sedation, you simply take a pill one hour before your appointment and rest comfortably during the procedure. Most patients report that they have little or no memory of the actual treatment. Oral sedation is perfect for patients with anxiety, as well as those who need several treatments performed in a limited timeframe. Proven safe and effective, oral sedation has helped millions of people receive needed dental treatments and regain optimal oral health.

Solutions to common concerns:

Sedation DentistryFear of injections – This fear often stems from negative past experiences. Modern techniques, such as topical anesthetic and slow injections virtually eliminate discomfort. Nowadays, 90 percent of injections are performed comfortably.

Lack of control – Many patients feel uncomfortable in a dental chair, because they lack power over what will happen. Comprehensive care dentist Dr. Locke will listen to your concerns and explain what he’s doing every step of the way. Telling your dentist about your apprehension is the first step to resolving the issue.

Taking time off work – While this is sometimes unavoidable, seeking treatment now will prevent you from needing more time-consuming procedures in the future. Dr. Locke can minimize the amount of time missing from work with oral conscious sedation. Oral sedation allows you to rest comfortable while several procedures are performed in just one or two visits to our Waco dental office.

Unpleasant sounds or smells – We may not be able to eliminate the sounds or smells that accompany a state-of-the-art dental office and quality dental work, but we can minimize them. Personal headphones have proven an effective distraction, and with oral conscious sedation, patients have few memories about the specifics of their visit.

Embarrassment about dental conditions – Dr. Locke has over 25 years of experience as a general dentist, and there’s nothing he hasn’t seen. Our entire staff commends patients for seeking treatment and never judges or lectures. Helping patients regain their confidence is one of the most rewarding things we do.

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Waco dentist Dr. Corbet Locke offers his patients comprehensive dental care with sedation, general, cosmetic, and restorative dental procedures at his state-of-the-art dental office, conveniently located in Central Texas, near Hewitt and Woodway.

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See What Patients Are Saying About Corbet Locke DDS

  • “I came in to see the dentist and had no pain. I needed a bridge made. After the procedure, I left, and I still had no pain. This was the first time in my life that I had a totally painless dental experience.”

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  • “I know this is long overdue. You guys were so wonderful to me and my relief was so great – it still brings tears to my eyes. I can’t thank you enough for helping me regain my self-esteem and ability to smile. People don’t realize, but it’s a huge thing, the simple act of smiling. I am eternally grateful.”

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  • “Y’all are awesome and nice! And I love coming here. Melanie does the best cleanings!

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