Dental Sedation


During Dr. Danny O'Keefe's time in the military, he saw many servicemen have difficult experiences with dentistry. This showed him the importance of a gentle touch—and sedation options to ease pain and concerns. Our Flowood, MS, dental practice proudly features multiple sedation options so patients with anxiety, especially sensitive teeth, and other common worries can receive the care they need without fear.

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WEBVTT 00:00:06.720 --> 00:00:12.500 Sort of an extension in the military, it seemed that a lot of our patients 00:00:12.530 --> 00:00:16.660 thought that the dentists were really rough on them. 00:00:16.690 --> 00:00:21.060 I started then saying, "We're going to change that attitude. 00:00:21.080 --> 00:00:25.320 We're going to take care of these people like they're as important as everybody 00:00:25.350 --> 00:00:30.940 else." I took that attitude into dentistry. 00:00:30.970 --> 00:00:33.840 We were the first ones to start really 00:00:33.870 --> 00:00:39.040 doing intravenous sedation, oral sedation, anything. 00:00:39.070 --> 00:00:41.680 We would believe when somebody says they 00:00:41.710 --> 00:00:46.140 were afraid of the dentist, are very uncomfortable in the chair. 00:00:46.170 --> 00:00:52.020 Difficult to get them numb or whatever their reason was about 00:00:52.050 --> 00:00:56.460 dentistry being hard for them to handle, we're going to solve it. 00:00:56.490 --> 00:01:03.120 In 1970, started planning every possible way to make every 00:01:03.150 --> 00:01:07.210 patient as comfortable as they could possibly be. 00:01:07.240 --> 00:01:09.280 Being able to do the sedation dentistry, 00:01:09.310 --> 00:01:14.040 the way we're doing it now, bringing in an anesthesiologist, and that has allowed us 00:01:14.070 --> 00:01:18.160 to do some bigger cases because we can focus on what we're doing, and the 00:01:18.190 --> 00:01:21.410 anesthesiologist is focusing on the medications. 00:01:21.440 --> 00:01:23.280 Sedation allows us to see some special- 00:01:23.310 --> 00:01:27.570 needs patients as well that sometimes get lost in the system. 00:01:27.600 --> 00:01:34.540 There may have trouble finding a dentist that can take care of their needs. 00:01:34.570 --> 00:01:39.340 That's been quite a service we're able to provide. 00:01:39.370 --> 00:01:43.120 We now have three dentists that are legally able to do that here.

Dr. Danny O'Keefe

Family Dental Care

At Family Dental Care in Flowood, MS, Dr. Danny O'Keefe and his experienced team provide patients from throughout the greater Jackson area with superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Our office is equipped with modern dental technology and we offer complete sedation services to enhance patient comfort. Dr. O'Keefe is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Mississippi Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call (601) 936-2526.

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"This office has the most professional dentists and dental staff. They treat you like family every time you're there. I've been a patient for over 15 years and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon." Rita O., Current Patient

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