What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of different medications administered by a qualified medical professional to help you relax and feel safe during dental visits.

This service empowers people to get needed oral health care while conquering their fears! When it comes to finding sedation dentistry in bellevue, WA there is no better option than Bellevue Dental Care.

The Cure for Dental Anxiety: Sedation Dentistry

No more dental fear, just convenience.

Sedation dentistry combined with our in-office comforts is the recipe for conquering your dental anxiety.​

We understand visiting the dentist can cause apprehension for many people, which is why we are happy to offer modern sedation dentistry. This safe and relaxing treatment makes your dental visit seem like a walk in the park. The sedation will calm your nerves, make you feel a little drowsy, and ensure you feel no pain.

Experience less anxiety and pain while we take care of your oral health. Our dental office in Bellevue, WA offers:

  • IV Sedation
  • Oral Sedation

If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, please speak to a member of our friendly team.

How does sedation dentistry benefit me?

We can testify to how fulfilling it is for our patients to overcome their dental fears.

For over 20 years, Dr. John Minnoch has helped your neighbors put aside barriers and fears preventing them from receiving needed oral health care. To their delight, many patients are empowered to receive (and even look forward to!):

  • Regular treatments such as dental checkups and cleanings.
  • Extensive procedures, such as All-on-4 Implants® (full smile restorations in ONE day!), dental implants, wisdom tooth extractions, and smile makeovers with porcelain veneers.

You can experience similar benefits at the dentist without fear or anxiety!

We never judge anyone for their anxiety nor the condition of their oral health. On the contrary, we strive to be understanding, patient, and always proactive to make sure you are comfortable and in control of your oral health care at all times. Sedation dentistry in Bellevue, WA makes this possible.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Our dentists are specially trained to administer sedation dentistry in Bellevue, WA.

Federal regulations require physicians to have specific certifications before administering intravenous sedative drugs and others. At Bellevue Dental Care, Dr. John Minnoch, Dr. Jonathan Ip, and our and dental team in Bellevue, WA have received specialized residency training to administer sedatives to patients safely. Our training in conscious and unconscious sedation enables us to use multiple agents for successful and personalized sedation without compromising your health.

From initial contact to post-visit care, our dental team will communicate openly with you, explaining everything before we proceed and asking for permission when appropriate. Our gentle techniques for restorative dentistry, comforting amenities, and relaxed, home-like atmosphere adds to the quality of your dental care.

What Types of Sedation Do You Offer?

We offer a wide-variety of sedation dentistry options to achieve your desired level of comfort. There is no need to worry anymore!

  • Oral Sedation
    After assessing your anxiety level and talking about your goals for each visit, we can give you a pill of the right dosage to help you relax into a feeling described as a “happy” and “sleepy” state. With oral sedation, you can remain conscious and able to signal and answer questions. Note: You will need to have a friend or relative drive you home.​
  • IV Sedation
    Intravenous sedation refers to administering the sedative drug directly into a vein. With this advanced method (also known as sleep dentistry), you will reach the desired level of relaxation quicker, and our qualified experts can continually monitor and adjust the level of sedation.

Typically, this method will help you fall into a deep sleep or you will feel half asleep, yet easily awoken. While you dream away, Dr. Minnoch will work on your oral health and smile aesthetics. You will not sense anxiety or fear because it will feel like you are sleeping in your bed! When done, you will wake up and barely remember anything about the procedure. Note: You will need to have a friend or relative drive you home.

Schedule an Appointment Today

To discover more, contact Bellevue Dental Care today and arrange a consultation. Our experienced team is prepared to answer any questions you may have and help you attain a vibrant and healthy smile. Situated conveniently in Bellevue, WA, our advanced dental care center is fully equipped to fulfill your family and cosmetic dentistry needs.