Sedation Dentistry in Tacoma, WA

Do you suffer from dental anxiety or fear? This may help you!

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

A comfortable and stress-free way to experience the dentist.

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Sedation dentistry uses anti-anxiety medication to help your mind and body relax during your dental appointment. You won’t feel pain, notice smells or sounds, or have a sense of time.

At Giesy Family & Implant Dentistry, we offer two options: nitrous oxide and IV sedation. You may benefit from sedation dentistry at our Tacoma office if you:

  • Struggle to get or stay fully numb with anesthetics
  • Have a long dental appointment
  • Are going to receive multiple treatments in one visit
  • Suffer from dental anxiety, fear, or phobia

Dr. Giesy is committed to making your dental experience as comfortable as possible. With sedation, we can help you overcome your fears and receive the care you need in a relaxing, safe, and trusted environment.

Which Type of Sedation Dentistry Is Right for You?

Discover the difference between nitrous oxide vs. IV sedation.
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Nitrous Oxide

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide offers a mild level of sedation. You will inhale the gas through a nosepiece and feel relaxed within a few minutes. Throughout your appointment, our team will monitor and adjust your level of sedation to keep you comfortable. You will be able to safely drive yourself home after the appointment.

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IV Sedation

IV sedation offers mild or moderate levels of sedation, depending on your comfort needs. Medication is administered through an IV and closely monitored throughout your appointment. Many of our patients feel so relaxed that they fall asleep. After the appointment, you will likely have no recollection of your procedure(s) and need someone to drive you home.

Trust Dr. Giesy for Your Dental Sedation in Tacoma, WA

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‘‘Some people will avoid the dentist for years out of fear and anxiety! We offer sedation as a way to open a new world of healthcare to those fearful or anxious. We care about all of our patients' health, which is why we have built our office around comfort and relaxation, leaving everyone feeling amazing and fearless.

~ Dr. Giesy

There are many ways Dr. Michael Giesy and our team help make your dental experience as easy and stress-free as possible. In addition to sedation dentistry, we also offer:

  • In-office comforts: Neck pillows, blankets, massage chairs, noise-reducing headphones, fresh baked cookies, hot coffee, and tea.
  • A one-dentist office: We find that seeing the same dentist each time you visit can help alleviate nerves.
  • Complete care: Dr. Giesy is trained and experienced in a majority of dental services, meaning we can often eliminate the need for outside referrals.
  • Modern treatments: We utilize the latest dental technology and techniques to make your procedures quick, pain-free, and long-lasting.
  • On-time: Our efficient scheduling keeps your appointment on-time, allowing us to get you in and out of our dental office as soon as possible.

Contact us to experience a new standard in dentistry – built around you!

‘‘I went in, and I have anxiety really bad. They made me feel at ease and did an awesome job of making me feel no pain at all. Thanks a bunch. You guys are great, and believe me, I have tried numerous dentists, and this one is by far the best place ever.’’

~ Jennifer E., (5-Star Google Review)

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What Does Sedation Dentistry Feel Like?

Learn what you can expect in our free infographic!

We compiled first-hand experiences from patients and asked them to describe how they felt while sedated during their dental visit.

You’ll LOVE the comments they share!

Have Questions About Sedation Dentistry in Tacoma, WA?

Here are a few quick answers from our friendly dental team.
  • How do I know if I qualify for sedation dentistry?

    First, download our free infographic on sedation and the benefits and qualifications. Most patients qualify for at least one form of sedation.

    If you have any further questions, our office is always ready to answer your questions and set up your consultation.

    We are proud to extend our sedation and dental services to the Pacific Northwest, including Gig Harbor, Spanaway, Ruston, Lakewood, University Place, Fircrest, Olympia, Puyallup, Federal Way, Fife, and Port Orchard, WA.

  • What dental work can I have completed with sedation?

    Virtually all complex dental procedures can be done with sedation dentistry. With Dr. Giesy’s trained hand in sedation, you will stay comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire process.

  • Why choose IV sedation?

    The main advantage is that drugs administered via IV work immediately, and the level of sedation can be adjusted more quickly and easily. With most sedatives, you won’t remember a thing about your dental procedure after the sedative wears off. This gives you peace of mind and a brand new smile!

Eliminate Your Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry

Begin your relaxing dental experience today!