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Sedation Dentistry

Many patients avoid dental appointments and treatment because they are too nervous to visit the dentist.

We want you to know that sedation dentistry can help you feel calm before and during your appointments.

At Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, we administer sedation dentistry safely so you get the dental care you need.

Feeling pain or discomfort? You can find relief without all the stress or discomfort with sedation dentistry. Don't delay your next dentist appointment. Otherwise, your problems may worsen, causing you stress, pain, and additional financial burdens.

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Kim McTavish

Scottsdale, AZ


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Amazing experience with Sonoran! Was visiting from Canada and had an unexpected toothache, we called as soon as they opened and they were able to see me immediately. Everyone was so friendly and thorough. And I left with some answers and treatment! Thanks for not letting my vacation be impacted!

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Sami Kivinen

Scottsdale, AZ


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Dr. Sielicki and her staff are so professional, it is very hard to compare Sonoran Dental Design with any other dental practice in the valley. What a knowledge and know how with my dental case. THANK YOU Sonoran Dental Design.

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Feel funny about laughing gas? We have an alternative.

Oral Sedation Eases Anxiety ​Before and During Treatment

Easier Than Nitrous Oxide

When it comes to dental sedation, you likely think of laughing gas. Other dentists offer laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, during appointments. However, our dentist has found that oral medications offer benefits over nitrous oxide, like helping patients feel calm before their appointments when apprehension is often high.

In addition, nitrous oxide has to be administered multiple times throughout your visit, while oral medication is taken once prior to your visit. You experience the effects for the next few hours.

How Oral Sedation Works

With this type, we will electronically prescribe a sedative to you before your appointment. This e-prescribing system reduces prescription errors and allows us to electronically send your prescription directly to a pharmacy of your choice. About 30 minutes before your visit, you will take the prescribed dosage of oral medication and have someone drive you to and from your appointment at our office. By the time you arrive at our practice, you should feel relaxed and ready to receive the dental care you need. That's the impact of sedation!

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How We Monitor

Your Safety

Our Commitment to You

Once you take your sedative and you enter Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, we will vigilantly watch for any possible effects.

Throughout your appointment, we will monitor your blood pressure readings and use a pulse oximeter to make sure you are responding safely to the sedation.

Relax —

We've Got This!

Oral sedation will help you achieve a deeply relaxed state of near-sleep for the duration of your treatment.

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We Study Hard So You Can Rest Easy

Our Knowledge Is at Your Disposal

At Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, we aim to make your experience as simple as possible.

Dr. Sielicki offers sedation dentistry so you can stop stressing and start enjoying your healthy, happy smile. No more dental anxiety means no more missed dental visits.

Our dentist and dental staff are committed to your comfort as well as continuing education. We keep learning about the latest techniques and equipment that can make each visit as positive as possible.

From cavities and cleanings to full mouth reconstruction, we are here for you. Contact us today to learn about enhancing your dental experience. You can also call our office at:

(480) 419-9595

There are two main reasons for sedation dentistry: pain and anxiety.

When Is Sedation Appropriate?

Depending on your level of dental anxiety, as well as the potential for discomfort, we may recommend sedation dentistry to patients undergoing:

Sedation may also be appropriate for dentistry patients that have:

  • Extreme dental anxiety
  • Difficulty sitting still for long periods of time 
  • Difficulty sitting comfortably for long periods due to conditions like arthritis
  • Severe gag reflex
  • Special needs or disabilities

"Highly recommend!"

"My wife and I have been going to Sonoran Dental Design for 5 years now and have always been extremely impressed with the dental care provided there... Highly recommend!"  Dan Larson, 5-Star Google Review

Don't Suffer in Silence!

If you fear going to the dentist, we have sedation options to put you at ease.

A study from the American Dental Hygienists' Association notes that anywhere from 50 to 80% of people feel nervous about going to the dentist.

That fear can impact your smile dramatically.

In fact, the same study notes that worries about going to the dentist can influence how often you go. Around 20% of those who feel anxiety about going to the dentist do not regularly make their appointments.

Additionally, anywhere from 9 to 15% of those impacted by dentist-related worries will elect not to go to their appointments at all.

So if you find yourself feeling anxious about going to the dentist, you're not alone. Many of our patients have the same fears!

At Sonoran Dental Design, we don't want you to have that problem!

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Dr. Ann Sielicki

Sonoran Dental Design

Sonoran Dental Design is a high-tech dental practice in Scottsdale, AZ, that prioritizes patient care and comfort. Dr. Ann Sielicki is a dentist who is highly trained and committed to continued education. Dr. Sielicki is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Arizona Dental Association
  • The Central Arizona Dental Association
  • Spear Education's Advanced Continuum (Visiting Faculty Club Member)
  • Seattle Study Club (Participating Member)

We invite you to request an appointment with our practice by filling out our online form or calling (480) 419-9595.

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