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Icon representing Sedation DentistryThere can be times when you need help relaxing while receiving the dental care you need for a healthy smile. Invasive treatments like root canals and tooth extractions can be stressful for some people. Others have dental anxiety, severe gag reflex or difficulty remaining still for long periods. If you want to have a relaxing experience during your dental treatment, sedation dentistry can be the solution. At First Smile Family Dental, we offer sedation options for our patients to help them have a stress-free visit when they come for dental care at our clinic in Federal Way, WA.

Dental anxiety or phobia is the most common reasons that our patients request sedation dentistry. These are common conditions that can interfere with achieving optimal oral health. Even those who do not have anxiety during routine dental care can benefit from sedation during lengthy or invasive procedures. We offer both mild sedation with nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation for those needing a deeper level of relaxation.

Nitrous Oxide

Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, is a mild sedative that is breathed in during the dental treatment. The effects are euphoric, and the patient is very relaxed and comfortable. Patients using nitrous oxide are fully conscious and most will fully remember their experience. After the dental treatment is finished, the effects of nitrous oxide quickly wear off after the patient stops inhaling the gas.

Do you want a stress-free experience when visiting the dentist? Come see us at First Smile Family Dental for sedation dentistry. We welcome patients from Auburn, Fife, Des Moines, Kent and the greater Federal Way area – contact us today to make your first appointment and ask about our sedation options.


Call our team today and schedule your visit.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your best smile.

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  • Susan C.

    I absolutely LOVE Dr. Nguyen! She was kind, compassionate, and exactly what I need in a dentist! She made me feel comfortable right away and genuinely cared about me as a person, AND the health of my teeth!

  • Terry H.

    From the time my husband and I walked in the door to walking out it was absolutely amazing!! The care from the receptionist to the technician to the dentist was without a doubt the most professional caring understanding staff. I am not one who enjoys the dentist but they made it so that I was very relaxed and look forward to going again.

  • Kyle G.

    Top of the line customer service from the front desk to the dental chair. Really happy with not only the doctor, but her assistant and everyone that worked there. The cleaning was expertly done, all photos and decisions were thoughtfully explained and I learned new things about my teeth that I did not know before.

  • Teo T.

    AMAZING! The best dentist I have ever been to! I felt well taken care of. I was greeted right when I walked in. The Center is very clean. Dr. Nguyen and her staff are very nice and they pay attention to detail to make sure you get the best dental care! I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs dental care to come to this place for excellent service.

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