Sedation Dentistry

in Seattle

Sedation dentistry paves the road to extraordinary healthcare for anxious humans. Using varied methods, sedation increases freedom from fear, allowing patients to safely undergo meticulous or lengthy procedures with minimal stress. Good candidates include people with a prior bad experience, severe gagging, difficulty getting numb, a dislike of sitting still, a very busy schedule or any level of dental anxiety.

Together we determine a sedation strategy to achieve optimum comfort during the care of your choice; then using laughing-gas, oral medication or an IV, we walk (or snooze) you through the procedure and send you home healthy and happy. Forgetting dental fear: your biggest concern is the velfie.

In short, you get daydream results without a nightmare experience and it’s amazing.

The main objective… is to identify the safest and most effective sedative drugs so as to ensure successful sedation with as few complications as possible. 1


  1. Current methods of sedation in dental patients - a systematic review of the literature Jose-Ramón Corcuera-Flores, et al; Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2016 Sep; 21(5): e579–e586. Overview of current methods.

  2. Comparison of the Effectiveness of Oral Diazepam and Midazolam for the Sedation of Autistic Patients During Dental Treatment, Pisalchaiyong, T; et al; Pediatric Dentistry, Vol 27(3), May/June 2005, pp. 198-206. Comparison between oral and IV sedation.

  3. Chicka, M; et al; Pediatric Dentistry, Volume 34, Number 3, May/June 2012, pp. 231-238(8). Adverse outcomes are rare and are poorly monitored cases.

  4. Current trends in intravenous sedative drugs for dental procedures. Yoon JY, Kim; Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 29 Jun 2016, 16(2):89-94. Care standards and precautions.


JADA – New Sedation and General Anesthesia Guidelines

Sedation – Anesthesia and Clinical Research



Conscious Sedation in Dentistry – Arpita Kapur, Vinay Kapur

American Dental Association – Guidelines for the use of Sedation and General Anesthesia by Dentists

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