If you have been avoiding important dental treatment because you are anxious or nervous about going to the dentist, you are not alone. Thousands of people are ashamed of their smiles or live with constant pain and discomfort due to fear, or because of anxiety about a previous difficult dental experience. Thankfully, sedation dentistry at Yakima Smiles can help you feel more relaxed and receive your treatments in comfort. Our sedation options include:

We invite you to contact our office at (509) 965-7909 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Pete Nathe and to learn more about sedation dentistry in Yakima, Washington.

Relaxing and Stress-Free – Always

Dr. Pete Nathe offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help you feel more comfortable during your appointment. Our supportive and compassionate team is committed to helping every patient to have a relaxing and stress-free appointment. Sedation dentistry is often recommended for patients with:

  • High levels of dental anxiety or fear
  • A gag reflex
  • Difficulty in getting numb
  • Needle phobia
  • A desire to complete all treatment in just one to two appointments

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is provided via inhalation. Within a few minutes after attaching the face mask, you will feel calmer and more relaxed. Some patients even report a euphoric feeling.

Oral sedation involves taking a simple and safe prescription medication before your appointment. This medication produces a sense of calm that lasts throughout your entire appointment. If you receive oral sedation, you will need to have someone available to drive you home after your treatment.

Dr. Nathe and our team have successfully completed hundreds of sedation appointments, so you can count on our expertise and experience to give you a comfortable treatment. Contact us today at (509) 965-7909 to learn more about sedation dentistry and schedule your consultation with our caring dentist and team.

Here’s what our patients are saying about sedation:

I have been terrified of going to the dentist for as long as I can remember. Recently, the pain became overwhelming and I developed swelling and I knew my dental health was affecting my overall health. I just couldn’t take the pain anymore. I contacted Dr. Nathe at Yakima Smiles and he recommended treatment to take care of the disease. I needed 3 root canals and several large fillings. His patient coordinator suggested sedation and it was nothing short of amazing. I had all the treatment done in one visit. It was 100% pain free and totally relaxing. I slept through the entire appointment and I don’t actually even remember a thing but I do feel SO much better. I recommend Dr. Nathe and his assistants to everyone. It was the best dental experience of my life and I am so grateful to them. Thanks Dr. Nathe and thank you to your ‘dream team’ too.

Katie D.