Minimal Oral Sedation Dentistry eliminates all anxieties of dental procedures. As a matter of fact, most people remember very little about their visits. In an easy-to-swallow pill form, oral sedation is typically used for many routine dental procedures as well as the more complex procedures in our office.

Oral Sedation is a cost effective alternative to I.V. Sedation, yet it is highly effective and safe. It is especially appealing to adults with…

  • High fear or very sensitive teeth
  • Past traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Limited time to complete dental care
  • Complex dental problems
  • A dread of needles and shots
  • Discomfort associated with noises, smells and tastes

Dr. Barredo has received her certification in The Art of Anxiolysis (Minimal Oral Sedation) to care for the large population of people who avoid the dentist due to fear.

Through Minimal Oral Sedation Dentistry, patients can have dental care completed while they are totally relaxed and absolutely comfortable. Oral sedation has been highly praised for its excellent safety record, quick onset and recovery. While patients are totally relaxed, we provide the care they need, often concluding treatment with minimal visits. Unlike IV sedation, there are no needles to dread and no long recovery period.

Dr. Barredo can replace crowns or dentures, restore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix a chipped tooth, and more. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need, easily and quickly. Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Will I feel any pain?
No. You will feel nothing!

Will I be unconscious?
No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.

Will I be monitored?
Your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.

How long will I be relaxing?
Depending on your needs a maximum of three hours.

Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.



Once you’ve experienced oral sedation dentistry with Dr. Barredo, you’ll probably never be afraid to go to the dentist again.