About Sedation

Are Dental Fears keeping you from having a healthy mouth?

Are you one of the millions of people who have put off going to the dentist because of the anxiety and fear associated with dental care?

Has it been 5, 10 or even 20 years since you last saw a dentist?  

Would you like to be treated in a Non-Judgmental environment?  

Would you appreciate having all of your dental needs taken care of in one appointment?

Would you like being sedated for treatment and remember very little about your visit?  

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the office of Dr. Goichi Shiotsu can help.

Dr. Shiotsu has been safely and effectively treating patients on Mercer Island, WA for over 20 years. Sedation dentistry makes it easy to receive dental implants, crowns, dental veneers or any other treatment!

Using Sedation to help you relax!

Dr. Shiotsu and Dr. Tam are trained and certified to provide oral conscious sedation for all dental procedures. Oral conscious sedation uses safe medications to help you relax during your dental procedure. Sedation can help remove the fear and anxiety that some people have going to see the dentist.  

“We are in the people business,” says Dr. Linger. Our patients enjoy sedation because we offer several levels of this safe practice.  This ranges from Minimal Sedation such or oral sedation to Moderate IV Sedation.  

“Our goal is to make sure our patients are comfortable, calm their fears and help them have the best experience possible while we take care of their teeth and any issues they may have”

Talk with our staff and Dr. Shiotsu about your choices of sedation available. Sedation can help you relax and makes all of our dental surgery procedures feel more comfortable than you have imagined!

Who Benefits from Sedation Dentistry?

Anyone who...

  • wants to be treated in a relaxed, caring and non-judgmental environment.
  • has put off dental care for years because of dental anxiety.
  • wants all of their dental care completed in as few as one or two visits.
  • has fears and anxiety about dental treatment of any kind.
  • dislikes the sights, sounds and smells associated with a dental office
  • has fears that make you delay or avoid proper dental care
  • has had a bad experience with past dental visits

Types of Sedation our office offers

Oral Sedation (Oral Conscious Sedation)

Oral sedation is a lighter form of sedation for patients with mild anxiety.

“You are carefully monitored and observed during the time you are at our office with oral sedation”.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous Oxide (also known as Laughing Gas) sedation provides minimal sedation during the procedure for anxiety relief and comfort. It is safe for both children and adults. One benefit of this type of Sedation is that the patient to can drive to and from the appointments.

This type of sedation only works during the procedure, allowing you to drive to and from appointments.

Dental Surgery and Sedation

Dental surgery with Dr. Shiotsu, sedation dentist in Mercer Island, WA introduces the latest microsurgery procedures and microscopic equipment.  Dental surgery can resolve discomfort, disease, and infections that are in your mouth, teeth, and gums.  Dr. Shiotsu incorporates the very latest in safe dental sedation techniques to help calm your anxiety and fears while keeping you comfortable during these procedures.

Dr. Shiotsu is the solution for those that want to be comfortable with their visit to the dentist.

How Much Does Dental Sedation Cost?

We are happy to provide more detailed pricing information to you during a consultation as each case is different and we want to focus on the best treatment for you. Contact us to setup your consultation.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?

Nitrous Oxide is safe and effective for young children.

With sedation, we can help you to feel calmer and more comfortable during your dental treatments, allowing us to provide you with care in a safe, effective manner. For more information, and to find out if sedation is right for you, contact Mercer Island Dental today.

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