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Sedation Dentistry in Edmonds

Have a Relaxing & Anxiety-Free Dental Appointment

It is estimated that as high as 20% of people experience dental anxiety and they only go to the dentist when it is absolutely necessary.

At Emerald City Smiles in Edmonds, our experienced dental team is dedicated to giving you a healthy, radiant and beautiful smile; but, we know that in order to achieve the smile you want, you may have to undergo some routine, but uncomfortable procedures. While these procedures are not necessarily painful, they can induce some extreme nervousness and anxiety for adults and children alike.

Because we want our patients to be as comfortable as possible during all dental treatments we offer oral and IV sedation dentistry.

There’s no need to be afraid or anxious when coming to our dental practice. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for people receiving dental treatment.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Many people who get anxious about dental offices and treatments avoid going to the dentist altogether; but, not goign to the dentist can lead to serious effects on your oral health as well as keep you from having a great, beautiful smile.

  • Makes dental visits more comfortable and relaxing
  • Alleviates anxiety about necessary dental treatments
  • Eliminates any pain associated with dental treatments
  • Enables anxious or afraid patients to get the dental treatments they need
  • Little or no memory of treatment
  • Saves time and money – longer procedures take less appointments and less operational costs as we can get more done in a single visit
  • Effective for moderate to severe anxiety of dental phobia
  • Overcome fear and anxiety of visiting the dentist

Types of Dental Sedation

At Emerald City Smiles, we offer the following types of sedation dentistry.

  • Minimal Sedation
  • Moderate / Conscious Sedation
  • Deep Sedation
  • General Anesthesia
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • IV Sedation


Oral sedation, the most common sedation option, is the lightest form of sedation dentistry and is often used for patients with mild anxiety. With this option, you are given a pill the night before the appointment and a pill to take just before the dental appointment. While you are awake during the procedure, you experience no stress or anxiety. It typically takes a few hours for patients to fully recover after the procedure.


A local anesthetic is administered intravenously, or directly into a vein, to ensure you experience no pain during your treatment. IV sedation is a safe and easy option that is recommended for patients with moderate to severe anxiety. With IV sedation, long, complex dental treatments seem much shorter and our team can get more work done in a single visit. This type of sedation can be quickly modified to your state consciousness and can be continued as long as necessary for the procedure.

Relieve Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

If you experience anxiety at the thought of going to the dentist, schedule a consultation with Dr. Marcus to learn how our sedation dentistry can help you alleviate your dental fears. Our Edmonds dental practice is located immediately off I-5 and offers convenient hours and on-time appointments. Call (425) 775-3446 to schedule your sedation dentistry consultation in Edmonds or Mountlake Terrace today.

  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence
  • Washington Dental Service
  • Delta Dental
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • MetLife
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare
  • Dentegra
  • Careington
  • GEHA

We do not accept DSHS, Molina, Provider One or Apple Health insurance. We accept CareCredit as a form of payment.

Dental Treatments

  • General Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Endodontics Dentistry
  • Invisalign


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