Sedation Dentistry in Seattle, WA

Make your next dental visit anxiety-free!

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

A relaxing and pain-free way to conquer your dental fears.

Woman with eyes closed with a relaxed smile after dental work with sedation dentistry.

Do you dread going to the dentist? You're not alone!

Dental anxiety and fear are widespread problems that keep millions of people from getting the dental care they need every year.

That's why we offer nitrous oxide sedation at our Seattle dental office to help keep you relaxed, comfortable, and pain-free during your treatment.

What is nitrous oxide sedation?

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a mild form of sedation commonly used in dental procedures.

You'll breathe it in via a comfortable mask, feeling a pleasant, euphoric sensation throughout your entire body. You'll feel completely relaxed while remaining awake and aware of your surroundings.

Don't let dental anxiety and fear keep you from getting the treatment you need and deserve! Schedule an appointment and see if sedation dentistry is right for you.


What You'll Love About Sedation Dentistry

Here are a few reasons our patients choose nitrous oxide sedation.

Ease Your Nerves

Going to the dentist doesn't have to be a terrifying experience! Let our team put you at ease so you can get the treatment to keep your smile healthy.

Drive Home After

The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after we finish your treatment so that you can drive yourself home after. No need to arrange a ride!

Safe & Effective

When administered by our highly trained and qualified dentist, nitrous oxide sedation is perfectly safe. You'll feel normal afterward, without the drowsiness associated with stronger forms of sedation.

All Ages

Nitrous oxide is a popular choice for both children and adults. Many parents love that it helps keep their anxious kids calm in the dental chair.

Multiple Procedures

Sedation dentistry is a great option when you need extensive or multiple dental procedures. Nitrous oxide can make a lengthy appointment a breeze.

Adjustable Strength

Our team can adjust the level of nitrous oxide gas that flows through your nosepiece to help you achieve the perfect level of relaxation.

‘‘Super impressed with Dr. Curalli's office! Going to the dentist has always given me anxiety. Dr. Curalli and his team really made me feel comfortable and at ease. Each experience has been great. Smile Ballard set the bar high!’’

- Rubina J., Actual Patient, 5-Star Google Review

Why Choose Smile Ballard?

Dr. Curalli, his wife, and two kids posing under a trellis and fall leaves.

Dental anxiety is no joke, especially if it causes you to avoid the dentist. That's why it's essential to choose a dentist you can trust who understands your fears.

At Smile Ballard, our compassionate team is sensitive to the dental phobias that affect so many people. We go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and in control during your visit.

Creating a meaningful, trusting relationship with you is Dr. Curalli's top priority. He won't do any dental work until he gains your utmost trust.

As a Seattle Met Top Dentist since 2013... Opens a new window to the Seattle Met website... , Dr. Curalli is exceptional at his craft, utilizing his artistic touch to help his patients look and feel great about their smiles. He takes a comprehensive approach to dentistry to ensure a lifetime of great oral health.

If you dread the dentist, we're here to ease your fears and get you the care you need. Learn more about why Smile Ballard is a dental team you can trust.


Questions About Sedation Dentistry?

Get the answers from our dentist in Seattle, WA.

We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) at our office. We find this form of sedation is great for a wide variety of people and needs.

Nitrous oxide is a very common and well-vetted sedation method successfully used in dentistry for many decades. When administered by our highly qualified and trained dental professionals, nitrous oxide sedation is safe for most children and adults.

While the unregulated recreational use of nitrous oxide for its euphoric effects can be dangerous, you're safe in the hands of a professional. The gas dosage levels we use are well within the safety margin and are carefully monitored.

Nitrous oxide sedation may not be the right choice for everyone, including people with certain underlying health conditions such as:

  • First trimester of pregnancy
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • History of substance abuse
  • History of mental health conditions
  • Certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Our expert team will consult with you beforre your visit to make sure nitrous oxide is safe for you. As always, please reach out to our friendly team if you have any questions.

Most patients report that nitrous oxide is a very pleasant experience. They feel a euphoric, full-body relaxation within a few minutes of starting the treatment. Some people experience a floating or mild tingling sensation.

The relaxing effects of nitrous oxide are temporary and wear off quickly as soon as we stop the treatment. You'll feel normal again within a few minutes and be ready to drive yourself home or go back to work if necessary.

Each patient's needs are different, so we can't offer a one-size-fits-all price. Please give our office a call for more information or schedule a consultation with Dr. Curalli for personalized pricing.

We believe everyone deserves fear-free dental care. Financial concerns should never stop you from getting the high-quality treatment you need. That's why we offer many flexible payment options to fit your budget and accept many insurance plans. Learn more on our Patient Information page.

Ready to Conquer Your Dental Fears?

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Curalli and see if sedation dentistry is right for you.

Serving Seattle, WA neighborhoods, including:

  • Ballard
  • Greenwood
  • Queen Anne
  • West Seattle
  • Fremont
  • Northgate
  • Shoreline