Restorative Treatments that May Require Sedation

restorative sedation dentistryOne of the more beneficial aspects of sedation dentistry is that it allows patients to overcome fear and anxiety so we can attend to their dental health appropriately. However, fearful and anxious patients are not the only ones who can benefit from dental sedation. For instance, if your smile requires extensive restorative dental work, then the right sedative can help you relax enough for us to complete as much work at one time as is safely possible. A combination of local anesthesia and dental sedation will contribute to fewer necessary visits so you can enjoy your restored smile sooner.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is the process of thoroughly cleaning the interior of a damaged or infected tooth and its root canal(s). While the procedure is performed relatively quickly and involves minor discomfort, some patients may feel more at ease about root canal therapy with the assistance of nitrous oxide or oral sedation.

Tooth Extraction

Under most circumstances, saving a tooth's healthy structure is the preferable approach to restorative dentistry. Yet, if the situation is severe enough, or if a dental restoration fails, then extracting the tooth may be the only viable option left. With local anesthesia, most tooth extractions are simple procedures, but complex extractions or patients who are distraught at losing the tooth, could call for an appropriate sedation technique.

Dental Implant Placement

When replacing lost teeth, dental implant placement is typically the only option that requires surgery. Because of the invasive nature of implant placement, dental sedation is often recommended before the specialized procedure. However, you will not require local anesthesia or sedation when we place your restoration (i.e., dental crown, partial, or full denture) on top of the implant posts.


Awarded America’s Top Dentist since 2008, Neda Sayyah, DMD, is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), and is certified in the use of dental sedation through the DOCS Education program. Dr. Sayyah is also certified to provide Invisalign® clear braces for teens and adults. To learn more, call our office today at 425-688-0197, or email us at Located in Bellevue, WA, we proudly serve patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Seattle, Mercer Island, and all surrounding communities.