Benefits of Sedation

Put your anxieties to rest!

Is this a good option for you or your child?

Many people could benefit from sedation.

Most dental procedures can be done with local anesthesia alone or sometimes in conjunction with an oral sedative and/or nitrous oxide sedation.  However, certain complex cases, anxious patients, and children may require a more controlled and deeper level of anesthesia.  

Patients that can benefit from sedation and/or general anesthesia include:

  • Children
  • Anxious or fearful patients
  • Patients with special needs
  • Patients having surgical procedures
  • Patients with a severe gag reflex
  • Patients that have difficulty getting numb
  • Patients that simply do not wish to be aware during the procedure

Dr. Fonner and Dr. Prior take great pride in providing you with a pleasant dental experience.  You will have the opportunity to speak directly with your anesthesiologist prior to your appointment.  We are happy to answer all of your questions.

During the procedure, your anesthesiologist will be beside you the entire time-from the time you fall asleep until you are ready to go home.

Both of our anesthesiologists are dual board certified dentist anesthesiologists.  There are only four providers in the state of Washington with this certification.  With their exceptional training in all levels of anesthesia, your dentist can focus on the procedure.  This allows for a safer, more predictable and comfortable overall experience for both you and your dentist.