Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

We understand that many people are highly fearful of dental care, and we place a high priority on making sure every patient is comfortable during their each dental visit.

We have Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available at all times for our patients to help set them at ease.  Nitrous Oxide gives patients the feeling of relaxation- many describe the feeling similar to having a glass or two of wine.  Although it doesn’t put you fully to sleep, it helps you to relax while you receive your dental care.  It’s onset takes just a few minutes from the time we start administering the gas, and after your treatment is complete you have complete recovery from the Nitrous in about 5 minutes- before you leave the office.  This means that you can still drive yourself to and from your appointment, return to work or school after treatment, yet still be able to relax during your dental treatment.

If Nitrous Oxide doesn’t fully set you at ease for your dental treatment, we also offer several oral sedation options.  For these options, we do require that you have a ride to and from your dental appointment.  They may or may not be used in conjunction with the Nitrous Oxide to acheive the appropriate level of sedation to set your fears and anxieties at ease.

Please talk with Dr. Sursely about any dental fears you may have, or past dental experiences as an adult or child that have caused dental anxiety. She wants to make sure that you are comfortable at all times during your visits, and the more she knows about you, the better she can address your concerns and tailor your sedation to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible for each dental visit going forward.


Kirkland Office Location
12911 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 821-9111