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Explore Sedation Dentistry Options at 26th Street Dental

Are you one of the many individuals who experience anxiety or fear at the mere thought of visiting the dentist?

You’re not alone. At 26th Street Dental, we understand that dental anxiety can be a significant barrier to achieving optimal oral health. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry—an effective solution to relieve your fears and ensure a comfortable experience during your dental procedures.

Understanding Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a common phenomenon that affects millions of people worldwide. For some, it stems from past traumatic experiences, while for others, it may be related to a fear of pain or a sense of loss of control.

Whatever the underlying cause, dental anxiety can lead to avoidance of essential dental care, resulting in compromised oral health and an increased risk of dental problems.

Dental Anxiety

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

At 26th Street Dental, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality dental care, regardless of their anxiety levels. Our sedation dentistry options are designed to help you overcome your fears and receive the treatment you need comfortably. Here are some key benefits of sedation dentistry:

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Relief from Anxiety

Sedation dentistry can help alleviate feelings of fear and anxiety, allowing you to relax during your dental visit.

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Increased Comfort

Sedation dentistry promotes relaxation, making it easier for patients to tolerate longer or more complex procedures.

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Pain-Free Procedures

With sedation, dental procedures become virtually painless, ensuring a more comfortable experience for patients.

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Enhanced Treatment Efficiency

By keeping patients calm and cooperative, sedation dentistry enables dentists to perform procedures more efficiently, resulting in shorter appointment times.

Our Sedation Dentistry Options

At 26th Street Dental, we offer a range of sedation dentistry options to suit your individual needs and preferences:

Oral Sedation Dentistry

1. Oral Sedation

This involves taking a prescribed medication before your appointment to induce a state of relaxation. Oral sedation is ideal for patients with mild to moderate dental anxiety.

Nitrous Oxide Dentistry

2. Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative gas that is inhaled through a mask during the procedure. It produces feelings of euphoria and relaxation, helping patients remain calm throughout their treatment.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation Dentistry

3. Intravenous (IV) Sedation

Administered directly into the bloodstream, IV sedation induces a deep state of relaxation and may cause temporary memory loss of the procedure. It is often recommended for patients with severe dental anxiety or those undergoing extensive dental work.

Experience Comfortable Dental Care

at 26th Street Dental

Don’t let fear or anxiety prevent you from achieving the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. At 26th Street Dental, our compassionate team is dedicated to providing gentle, personalized care in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

With our sedation dentistry options, you can look forward to a stress-free dental experience and take the first step towards optimal oral health.

Schedule your appointment today

and discover the difference that sedation dentistry can make at
26th Street Dental

Your smile deserves it!


*Your comfort is our priority. Contact us to learn more about our sedation dentistry options or to schedule your appointment.*


Dental Services In Santa Monica, CA

Patty O.

2 weeks ago
Highly recommend!!!!! I see Dr. Dunkling and she is an amazing dentist!! I did speak to Dr. Averill about my appointment (I had an issue with a tooth) and he was nice and professional. Parking is easy, too.

Franklin P.

3 weeks ago
Dr Averill’s work with veneers is indeed, top of the line. I am so pleased with the precision of the final product.

D.B. Reynolds

1 month ago
Highly recommend!!!!! I see Dr. Dunkling and she is an amazing dentist!! I did speak to Dr. Averill about my appointment (I had an issue with a tooth) and he was nice and professional. Parking is easy, too.

Jeanie M.

1 month ago
Highly recommend. I had a painless root canal, with only mild post-surgical discomfort lasting only a few hours. Doctors and staff are all very professional and friendly.

Richard S.

2 months ago
First class, personal and professional. He and his lovely wife took over Judith Lowe’s practice and we are happy with her choice. We will continue at 26th street dental.