Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Has dental fear or anxiety caused you to skip or cancel your dental appointments in the past? Elegant Smiles is here to ensure your smile gets the attention it needs. In fact, we’ve equipped our office to help you relax at every step of your visit. From accessorizing our office with the comforts of home to using modern dental technology for less-invasive procedures, you can enjoy a brand new experience in dentistry. However, for patients that need additional help getting comfortable, we also offer sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry allows children and adults to get the dental treatments they need for optimal health.

Elegant Smiles offers both oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation. We are happy to explain the benefits of each. We understand how difficult it can be to overcome dental anxiety. This is whether you had a bad experience as a child or you simply detest the sound of a dental drill. Our dentists bring a gentle and compassionate approach to your family’s dental care. We are willing to do whatever it takes to make your visit stress-free and enjoyable.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Patients who choose oral conscious sedation will be asked to take a prescribed sedative pill before they arrive at our Brookhaven office. This medication will help you feel more relaxed and unbothered by the dental work being performed. When selecting this type of sedation dentistry, you must bring a friend or family member with you to drive you home after the procedure.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, more commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” is a popular form of sedation for both kids and adults. It involves breathing in a colorless, sweet-smelling gas from a small nosepiece during your procedure. Patients immediately feel at ease and drift into a state of deep relaxation. While you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure, you will be able to communicate with the dentist if you choose. The most valued benefit of nitrous oxide sedation is that the effects wear off within minutes of removing the mask, which means you are safe to drive yourself home if you prefer.

Sedation dentistry can be used for a lengthy or invasive dental procedure, as well as a simple routine dental cleaning. We want to address your specific level of anxiety so that you can benefit from a comfortable and rewarding experience in dental care. To learn which sedation dentistry option is best for you, please contact Elegant Smiles today.

1955 Cliff Valley Way NE #100

Brookhaven, GA 30329

(404) 634-4224

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Our Patient Reviews


Based on 98 reviews

I came into Dr. Ryos office with a dental emergency and have since made them my primary dental office. Not only did Dr. Ryo take care of my emergency in a very timely manner but he was also able to save a few teeth that I had been previously told couldn’t be saved. I’ve had a significant amount of visits/work done and it has all been painless which is a plus. The rest of the staff is amazing as well. Everyone is polite and caring and take care of any concerns/needs. They will give you a smile you are proud of. I’d recommend this office to everyone!

Lazette G.

I am past 70 and have had a lot of dental work done in my life. I have been going to Elegant Smiles for
more than a year now. This practice is, without a doubt, the best I have ever been to, including university dental schools and very fine dentists. The entire staff is incredibly competent, and the hygienist and Dr. Ryo are absolutely superb. Moreover, they are friendly, personable, kind, and caring. My advice is to check them out today! Just FYI, I have never written a positive review of any office practice before; I asked for the link to write this one!

Sara N.

I came to Dr. Ryo after a poor experience at a previous dentist and with some hesitation and fears about going to the dentist in general. On my first appointment I was warmly greeted by Miki and immediately put at ease by the dental hygienist. Dr. Ryo always takes the time to come meet me as well as explain everything to make me feel comfortable with treatment decisions.
I decided to start an Invisalign treatment after a few months of being with the practice and have been beyond pleased with the experience and results. The front desk staff are always welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend this practice to all my friends and will be taking my daughter in whenever she gets teeth!

Jamie C.

Emergency crown replacement needed! I was seen the day I walked in, then my tooth was worked on the very next day. On top of that, the crown was done in only a week time which usually takes 2 weeks. My VA insurance benefits are in San Diego. Dr. Ryo, Mickey and Ashley we're able to help with the complex VA benefits paper work to get my crown done here in Atlanta, saving me a trip back to California. I was very fortunate to find this team. The office is beautiful and very inviting and the staff is very nice, grounded and friendly. Thank you! The crown is perfect!

Michael H.

Chipped my tooth and Elegant Smiles was able to get me an appointment the same day. I liked the fast and friendly service of the dentist and staff so much that I went back 2 days later to fix some cavities that they found.


Great Service and caring professionals. Dr. Rio is very caring and took time to instruct his patients on proper care of the teeth and go the extra mile to address his patients' oral needs. The service was great and fast. He follows up to make sure i was ok. He reaches out by text and calls in a very prompt manner. I can also text him about my concern and get immediate help. I would highly recommend this place for dental care.

Getty G.

Every time I come they always make me feel at home. Miki makes sure that she communicates with me about my appointment and she even gave me a heads up about not coming too early because they were behind. I see Sara every time I come and she is very very helpful and kind. She takes her time and makes me feel comfortable. She's also insightful. Thanks you guys rock!! I refer people here all the time!

Miss G.

Dr. Ryu, Miki, Ashley, and Malika are a dream team. Top quality professionals with a family feel. Dr. Ryu explained everything to me and made me feel really comfortable while his assistant Malika kept a smile on my face. This is my dentist office from now on!!

Christian v.

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