Sedation Dentistry

Do you suffer from anxiety before and during dental appointments? Does it ever get in the way of you attending dental appointments? If so, you’re not alone! In fact, as many as 60% of patients experience fear while in the dentist’s chair. Of course, you never have to be concerned about pain with our gentle dental team, but we do have a solution to help put your mind at ease!

Sedation dentistry is recommended to patients of all ages who have special healthcare needs. If you or your child do, we are happy to offer light or moderate sedation to help make the appointment more comfortable.

Dental Arts of Mountain View offers the very best sedation dentistry services in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Palo Alto, and beyond. because we tailor treatment plans directly to the patient.

We offer the following levels of sedation at our Mountain View dental office:

  • Laughing Gas
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • IV Sedation

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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

As mentioned, sedation dentistry is designed for patients who suffer from anxiety in the dental chair, or for those who have special healthcare needs that make sitting through dental procedures difficult. With this service, you can enjoy all of the amenities and the superior dental care at our Mountain View dental office, free from worry.

Here are some of the common advantages associated with sedation dentistry:

  • Anxiety is alleviated.
  • Few side effects.
  • More can be accomplished during each visit.
  • No needles.
  • No pain.
  • Perfectly safe.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

Dental Arts of Mountain View offers the following types of sedation dentistry:

Laughing Gas

Laughing gas has been widely used in dentistry for nearly two centuries. It is a mild sedative that is administered while the procedure is underway via a comfortable nose hood.

Its primary effect is temporary mood elevation. It also relieves any pain felt by the patient and decreases anxiety. Some patients feel a tingling or numbness while it is being administered, but there are no significant side effects.

Oral Conscious Sedation

This form of sedation is for those who need a more robust alternative to laughing gas. Oral conscious sedation is taken as a pill or syrup and usually takes at least 30 minutes to take effect. If you take it, you will be conscious during the procedure, but likely will not remember noises, smells, and any sensation of pain.

Please note, if you opt for oral conscious sedation, you will need a trusted relative, friend, or caregiver to drive you both to and from the appointment. 

IV Sedation

While general anesthesia renders you completely unconscious, IV sedation brings you to a “semi-awake” state. A much higher level of sedation compared to laughing gas or oral sedation, IV sedation is meant to be felt immediately.

Although you will be able to respond to light touches or verbal commands, you won’t be fully aware of what is happening. Dental sedation is meant to bring you to a state of full relaxation, especially if you feel anxious or afraid of the procedure being performed. It is completely safe, effective, fast-acting and reduces the amount of time you spend at the dentist.

Eliminating Your Fear of the Dentist

We understand that the dentist office can be unnerving or scary. At Dental Arts of Mountain View, we are dedicated to providing you with the best care possible to alleviate the stress of certain treatments or procedures. For more information about sedation dentistry, call us at (650) 969-2600.

See what others are saying...

Min FongMin Fong
17:03 23 Jul 22
My hygienist Amber Post is very thorough in following up on dental issues, she takes detailed notes and revisit during next checkup, she remembers even the smallest details on the changes; I am grateful she puts her heart and mind on patient's dental care.
Patrick StonePatrick Stone
21:01 14 Jul 22
I've been going to Dr. Van's dental office (Now Dental Arts) for 40 years (yes, I'm getting up there being 74 now). Across the board and throughout all these years I've received nothing but the best dental treatment by extremely qualified professionals. Truly the work done in my mouth has been and is a work of art!
Jenn McMahonJenn McMahon
18:14 11 Jul 22
I had been having trouble with a crown that was done by another dentist for years. Dr. Beckstead and his assistant Noy not only replaced that crown but did a fantastic job making me feel comfortable and informed during the process. The entire staff, from the moment you walk in, to the time your appointment is over, are highly trained and experienced in the latest dental procedures and techniques. I highly recommend Dental Arts of Mountain View for any and all of your dental needs.
Char HollandChar Holland
16:07 08 Jul 22
My teeth require a lot of attention and I am so happy that I found Dr. Beckstead at Dental Arts (after my fabulous dentist of 30+ years retired.) His practice has the latest technology and my experience is always very positive. My dental team - Dr. Beckstead, Carmen, Natalie - and the entire staff, are friendly and helpful. They also offer insurance, which definitely helps financially.
Adi ParetAdi Paret
04:18 30 Jun 22
Every visit I’ve had here at the Dental Arts of MV has been seamless. From the moment I step inside until I leave, every aspect of my visit highlights the teams ability to make going to the dentist a positive experience. Highly highly highly recommend Dental Arts of MV to anyone seeking a dentist.For example, I got my teeth cleaned by Amber who was fantastic, followed by a cavity filling (my first time) led by Dr. Beckstead with Candace by his side and they made this procedure go by like a walk in the park.
yvonne voyvonne vo
19:19 17 Jun 22
For the last few years I have been on the hunt for the right dentist and that hunt has ended here at Dental Arts of Mountain View! I was referred to this practice by my friend who has been a patient here for 20+ years. Dr. Beckstead and Amayra are truly exceptional and skilled, and go above and beyond to provide the dental care I’ve received. I’ve had quite a bit of dental work done elsewhere, but none of them come close to matching the quality and care here. The office is extremely inviting and aesthetically pleasing, and everyone who works here is soo nice and personable. Also, Dr. Beckstead uses the latest tech and techniques; the treatment I’ve received here have never even been offered as options at other practices I’ve been to. I was even offered a blanket and pillow to make my appointment feel more comfortable ☺️ If you want to go somewhere that is clean, feels nice, and get treated exceptionally well, I promise you this is the place to go. 10/10 recommend.
renee gibeaurenee gibeau
14:23 06 Apr 21
I am terrified of going to the dentist. Dr. Van and his team are amazing. I felt zero pain during my restoration procedure. Dr. Van and his team answered my questions and made me feel at ease. The entire staff is friendly and incredibly helpful.
azam nooraniazam noorani
07:11 24 Mar 21
Hello,I would like to take a moment and thank Dr. Van and staff of Dental Arts of Mountain View specially Susie!My husband and I have started going to this dental office 20 years ago when Dr. MC Evoy and Kathy were still working there. They both were amazing and we missed them so much.Now we are seeing Dr. Van who is wonderful, thoughtful and caring as well. And of course his team.Thanks to Rosie and Susie and new staff who are always friendly and very nice. My special thanks to Susie as she was the first person welcoming me 20 years ago, she is so caring and always greeting me with my first language as I feel I'm home:)Thank you so much!Azam
DivineRootsDivineRoots
05:52 12 Feb 21
Thank you to all of Dental Arts of Mountain view staff. You all provide wonderful service and amazing energy. ✨
Alexander SutyaginAlexander Sutyagin
17:57 04 Feb 21
I like how professional Dr. Van is. I would definitely recommend him to anyone having non-trivial dental needs.
Max LaettnerMax Laettner
03:11 02 Feb 21
I’ve gone to see Dr. Van multiple times and I cannot recommend him enough! His relaxed, but attentive care made me feel at ease each time I’ve gone to see him. Dr. Van is a great dentist in a great office!
Ginny LaettnerGinny Laettner
01:33 02 Feb 21
Dental Arts of Mountain View is the best experience you can have going to the dentist. Dr. Van has the best bedside manner of any dentist I’ve ever had. He has a calm and caring demeanor, is very meticulous and decisive with his work, and takes the time to walk you through his plan and recommendations. His support staff similarly exemplify top level skills and customer service, including his assistants Shellissa and Lo. Rosie and Bianca in the front office are also so friendly and professional. I would strongly recommend going here!
Heather OkanoHeather Okano
00:03 06 Nov 20
Always professional, helpful, and thorough. I recommend Peggy (dental hygienist) and Dr. Indah highly!
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105 South Dr #200, Mountain View, CA 94040

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