Sedation Dentistry

Yakima dentist serving the entire Yakima Valley from Ellensburg to Sunnyside

Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Stand in the Way of Your Dream Smile!

If you have been avoiding important dental treatment because you are anxious or nervous about going to the dentist, you are not alone. Thousands of people are ashamed of their smiles or live with constant pain and discomfort because of high fear or because of anxiety about a previous difficult dental experience. Thankfully, sedation dentistry by Yakima Smiles can help!

Learn about our relaxing sedation options by calling (509) 977-4144, then schedule your appoint with Dr. Pete Nathe and his friendly, gentle team.

Relaxing and Stress-Free – Always

Dr. Pete Nathe offers conscious oral sedation during dental treatment, and his supportive and compassionate team at Yakima Smiles is committed to helping every patient have a truly relaxing and stress-free dental appointment.

Sedation involves taking a simple and safe prescription medication that creates a sense of calmness and relaxation even before the appointment begins. The patient then drifts off and wakes up to a beautiful smile or to a disease free-mouth with no recollection of the appointment.

Whether your dental needs include treatment for a toothache or a complete smile makeover, sedation could be an option for you. Ask us about sedation dentistry if you experience:

  • High dental fear and anxiety
  • A desire to complete dental treatment in just one or two appointments
  • A strong gag reflex
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Needle phobia

Here’s what our patients are saying about sedation:

I have been terrified of going to the dentist for as long as I can remember. Recently, the pain became overwhelming and I developed swelling and I knew my dental health was affecting my overall health. I just couldn’t take the pain anymore. I contacted Dr. Nathe at Yakima Smiles and he recommended treatment to take care of the disease. I needed 3 root canals and several large fillings. His patient coordinator suggested sedation and it was nothing short of amazing. I had all the treatment done in one visit. It was 100% pain free and totally relaxing. I slept through the entire appointment and I don’t actually even remember a thing but I do feel SO much better. I recommend Dr. Nathe and his assistants to everyone. It was the best dental experience of my life and I am so grateful to them. Thanks Dr. Nathe and thank you to your 'dream team' too.  

–Katie D.

Experience and Expertise Make the Difference

Dr. Nathe and our team have successfully completed hundreds of sedation appointments, so you can count on their expertise and experience! We are very good listeners and will do everything possible to change the way you feel about going to the dentist.

At Yakima Smiles we are committed to helping every patient have a truly relaxing and stress-free dental appointment. Contact us online or call (509) 977-4144 to schedule your complimentary consultation. Dr. Nathe and his team serve patients in Ellensburg, Sunnyside and nearby areas of Washington.