Dental Anxiety—No more!

When it comes to dental anxiety in Seattle, we are the pros. Learn what our sedation dentist can do for you!

If fear is keeping you from a healthy mouth, sedation dentistry can help!

For some, dental work presents challenges. From sensitive gag reflexes to general dental anxiety, sedation dentistry can be used to dispel worry about dental-related obstacles.

Download our free infographic to learn:

  • What real people say it feels like.
  • Different types of sedation.
  • How sedation works.
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We offer 3 safe & proven options to help with anxiety and phobias:

A bottle of pills represents Oral Conscious Sedation at our Seattle office.


An IV illustrates that our Seattle dental office does IV sedation


A group of balloons illustrates that we have Nitrous sedation in our Seattle dental office.



Many patients of ours were once traumatized by dentists in the past. Our goal is to help you overcome your dental fears one gentle step at a time. Dr. Fidler will never continue treatment if you are uncomfortable. We will do everything possible to ensure you are relaxed and in control at all times.

You Don't Even Have to Ask...

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you. The whole Fidler on the Tooth staff is trained to respond to non-verbal cues.

When you shrug your shoulders or tighten your neck, when you squint or clench your jaw, when your heartbeat accelerates or when fear and trembling begin to take over—we know what to do, and we know how to help overcome those fears.

"As good as a dental appointment can be... painless, fast and efficient."

Patrick A., Actual Patient

"Everything first class. Exceptional staff from dentist all the way down to the reception and billing area."

Dean J., Actual Patient

"They are amazing!!! So gentle, thorough and kind. Plus, a warm neck wrap and great TV made a typically uncomfortable situation a little more bearable!"

Mesha K., Actual Patient

Comforts? You bet! Sit back, relax, and enjoy.

  • Music
  • Movie goggles
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Coffee & snacks
  • Much More...

We love answering questions.

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions asked by our patients about sedation dentistry.

Sedation provides an anxiety-free dental experience through the use of sedatives. There are different sedative options depending on the level of sedation required for the treatment or desired by the patient.
We use three kinds of sedation: Nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

Nitrous oxide is commonly known as laughing gas. It is one of the most commonly requested forms of sedation.Gas is inhaled by means of a mask so there are no needles used. The gas is colorless and odorless and starts working within just a few minutes producing a peaceful, slightly tipsy feeling.>

Oral sedation a prescription medication such as Halcyon, Xanax, or Ativan is taken before your appointment. The medication diminishes your awareness of pain, sounds, and smells. You'll experience a calming effect, drowsiness, and minor amnesia.

IV (Intravenous) sedation is administered directly to the bloodstream under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. It's effects are instantaneous. You will recall little of what happened during your appointment but you will be conscious and able to answer the doctor's questions.

This is the perfect solution for those that experience dental anxiety to any degree. It takes that anxious feeling away and lets you receive the care you need while feeling relaxed.

It also is a solution for those who have a strong gagging reflex. Many find that their urge to gag is much milder or gone completely when using sedation.

Our state-of-the-art technology, specialized training, and range of treatment options make sedation an option for almost all of our patients. We will review your medical history with you and together we can decide which would be the best option for you.
You will be awake and aware but may experience some lingering effects after heavier sedation. We recommend that you have someone drive you to and from your appointment when you are using any form of sedation.

No lectures. No guilt trips. Only genuine care.

We are the only team that listens to patient fears, concerns and questions as first priority.

Download our sedation infographic to learn what patients just like you say about sedation ... then contact us to let our Seattle dental team help solve what makes you hesitant, fearful or anxious.

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Locations We Serve:

  • Capitol Hill, WA
  • Ballard, WA
  • Sandpoint, WA
  • Queen Anne, WA
  • Laurelhurst, WA
  • North Seattle, WA
  • Madison Park, WA
  • University Village, WA
  • Wedgewood, WA
  • Laurelhurst, WA