Sedation Dentistry

Changing your view of dentistry in Ballard, WA.
Are You Feeling Nervous?
Find real relief from dental anxiety with our sedation options in our spa-like office.

If going to the dentist makes you anxious or scared, you are not alone. Dental fears are very common and, here at Ballard Dental Arts, we genuinely enjoy helping individuals overcome their dental anxiety and truly enjoy their visits.

Rest assured, we will not judge the condition of your teeth and gums. We’re here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!

The first thing we will do is to listen and ask:

  • What are your fears?

  • What are your needs?

  • What would you like to see?

Together we will decide what treatment is needed and how we can best help you through your dental visits.

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Your Sedation Options

Making your dental appointment painless and comfortable.
One of our assistants preparing a female patient for treatment
Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is provided through a nose hood and is administered throughout the entire procedure. Nitrous oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke an overall sense of well-being. Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure. You are able to drive yourself to and from each appointment when nitrous oxide is used.

Dr. Kooroush Mansourzadeh epilating an x-ray to his patient
Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral medication is provided prior to treatment, and then nitrous oxide is added to induce a more profound state of sedation. You are still “awake,” but your senses are dulled. This means that most patients cannot remember the pain, smells, or noises associated with the dental procedure. You will need a driver to and from the appointment when oral medication is used.

Dr. Kooroush Mansourzadeh showing a dental x-ray
Dr. Daniel Eggert and his female assistant checking the teeth of his patient while they sleep
IV Sedation

Patients who have previously experienced IV sedation report feeling like they slept through the entire procedure. A treatment taking several hours will feel like minutes when you are sedated. This type of sedation is typically used for longer procedures or more complicated oral surgeries, but can also be used for simple fillings or even cleanings. You will need a driver to and from the appointment with IV sedation.

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Overcome Your Dental Fears

Relax in our dental office and uncover the benefits of sedation dentistry.