Sedation Dentistry Palo Alto

Sedation, Relaxation & Sleep Dentistry in Palo Alto

Serving, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Mountain View, Redwood City

Call Today: 650.327.7525
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"Dr. Heidari and his entire staff are distinguished as possessing the utmost professionalism"
-Edward N. Palo Alto, CA

Dr. Heidari Provides 4 Levels of Sedation:

1. Very Light Sedation - Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
2. Light Sedation - An Oral Sedative (a pill)
3. Moderate Sedation - A Combination of Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedative
4. Deeper Sedation - IV Sedation

You "No Longer" have to suffer from Dental Anxiety and Dental Fear! 
You can stay calm, comfortable and in control with Sedation Dentistry.

• Are you afraid of going to the dentist?
• Has it been a long time since your last dental appointment?
• Do you have sensitive teeth or gums?
• Are you immune to traditional methods of numbing techniques?

If you answered "Yes" then dental sedation by Dr. Heidari is for you.
You are a candidate for Sedation Dentistry if:
• You have a busy schedule and the treatment can be completed in one or two visits
• You start to get anxious when someone even mentions "The Dentist"
• Previous traumatic dental experiences
• Bad gag reflex
• Complex dental problems
• A fear of needles and shots
• A hatred of noises, smells, and tastes associated with dental care
• Embarrassment about your teeth

Are you embarrassed to smile or open your mouth because of the long term affects of years of avoiding the dental office due to fear? Has this led to bad breath, bleeding gums, missing teeth, unattractive smile, or ill-fitting flippers, dentures or partials?

Nearly half of the people in the U.S. are missing teeth or have advanced gum and bone infections due to avoiding dental care because they are too afraid to make an appointment. If you have been told during dental treatment that you would "just have to deal with it" or were treated as if your fear was something you had control over, then you should come in and see us. Our sedation dentistry techniques can help diminish and even eliminate your anxiety and fear.

Sedation Dentistry allows even the most fearful to get comfortable dental care and experience restored chewing, improved appearance, an end to embarrassment, and an increase in self-confidence. It is recommended for those who truly are desperate to get comfortable and be dentally healthy again, but regrettably have had to put things off simply because they didn't know there was a solution. Because of proven success, sedation dentistry is the answer to dental fear.

Simply put, sedation dentistry is using a combination of techniques that safely and comfortably allow you to virtually "snooze" through your dental visit. It is a real breakthrough and we offer both oral sedation dentistry and IV intravenous sedation dentistry techniques here at our office in Palo Alto.

Conscious Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is an effective solution for most people who fear the dentist and have a moderate amount of dental anxiety. It is a low cost method that is safe and is as easy as swallowing a pill. The overall effect is not as profound as IV intravenous sedation, but for most people, there will be enough relaxation with little recollection of the dental procedure. The most common medication for adult oral sedation is Halcion and the most common for children is Versed.


IV Intravenous Sedation

Intravenous dental sedation is administered directly into the blood stream by our on-site certified anesthesiologist. One of the greatest advantages with IV sedation is that the patient can achieve a deeper state of relaxation than with oral sedation. Also, if at any time the patient is not relaxed enough, the anesthesiologist can easily administer more medication, which will have an instantaneous effect. The drugs used for IV Sedation are more effective than if the same drugs are taken orally and there will be no recollection of the dental procedure.


Here in our Palo Alto dental office, we offer General & Family Dentistry services, Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants, Invisalign and Orthodontics, Porcelain Veneers and Porcelain Crowns, Teeth Whitening, and a wide variety of other dentistry services. We also serve Menlo Park, Stanford, Mountain View, Redwood City and the surrounding areas. Please give us a call at 650.327.7525 or send an email to to find out more about our staff and services.

If you're located in the San Jose area, and are in need of dentistry services, please visit our San Jose dental office website at: or or call 408.999.0444.

If you're in the Santa Cruz, Aptos, Soquel area and need dental services, please visit our website at: or call 831.688.6531.