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Sedation Dental Services | Fiori Dental San Mateo

Sedation Dental Services San Mateo


If you don’t like dental visits you’re not alone—over 60% of people say that they have some degree of dental fear or apprehension. Dentistry has made incredible advances in making dental visits more comfortable. We have better anesthetics, and dental lasers. The quest for gentle fear-free dental visits is our prime concern so please let us know how we can help!


It is estimated that 10-15% of the population is “dental phobic,” and are so fearful of receiving dental treatment that they avoid dental care at all costs. Some patients say their fear is “paralyzing” and report taking weeks to gain the courage to visit or even make their appointment. Some need friends to escort them in, and even are tearful in the chair on their first visit. Often the fear is not rational with no previous bad experience reported. Others have had traumatic experiences that they cannot ever forget. Combining the newest dental technology with sedation dentistry we can truly offer gentle dentistry for all patients–regardless of their past experiences!

Types of Sedation Dentistry | San Mateo

Nitrous oxide therapy or “laughing gas” is a mild sedative that is commonly used in dentistry. It is a colorless and odorless gas that is administered through a small mask over your nose. This allows you to achieve a level of relaxation as well as reduce pain during the procedure. Nitrous oxide is not addictive and exits the body within a few minutes.

San Mateo Dentist Dr. Ferrera offers oral sedation for patients who prefer a more moderate level of sedation. Some patients are given oral medications that are administered directly to the affected area while dental work is performed. Others may be put in a deeper state of relaxation, but will still be able to respond to light stimulation. Patients may feel drowsy and fall asleep during the procedure.

General Anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness where a patient cannot feel, see, or hear anything during the procedure. The medication can be administered through various routes and is an extension of deep sedation, helping limit movement and discomfort during dental treatment. A highly trained and specialized anesthesiologist is required to provide this type of anesthesia.

To learn more about Fiori Dental or to schedule a dental appointment, please call San Mateo Dentists Drs Anthony and Jane Ferrera Today 650-348-2844!

San Mateo Dentists
Drs. Anthony and Jane Ferrera

341 N San Mateo Dr. #1
San Mateo, CA 95409

Call 650-348-2844

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Frank V.
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Dr. Anthony Ferrera, DDS is the one dentist everyone should see! He takes time to fix any dental issues you may have with nothing but the latest techniques, technology, and skill. Thanks so much!
Marcy M.
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The office is in a great location and staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Ferrera does excellent work and the only person I trust with my smile.Her and her team help you feel comfortable and at ease. Very clean office and the staff are so professional and very nice people. Great customer service. I’m in great hands.
Jennifer M.
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First time back to the dentist in over 10 years. Friends recommended Dr. Anthony and Dr Jane and they didn’t steer me wrong. The office is bright and open, the staff friendly, welcoming, and informative. Quickly I got a great plan for treating what needed done (a filling, cleaning, X-rays) and the team was happy to help schedule and work with my insurance. I’ve recommended my husband change dentists and see Drs Ferrera as well. You know it’s a great spot when you leave smiling :). Highly recommend Fiori Dental!