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

Remember being scared of the dentist?

When you were a kid the dentist was terrifying, and for good reason: It hurt. The only thing good about it was getting a toy at the end, if you were lucky.

Times have changed.

Pain management has come a long way since you were a kid. In many cases, pain is not even an issue.

Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick and Assistant with Patient in Clinic


No needles.  No tubes.  All you have to do is take a small pill before your service.

It works.

Under sedation, you will likely feel no discomfort, pain or fear – at all. One pill and you can relax all the way through your appointment.

It’s safe.

Sedation dentistry has a proven history of safety.  We will work with you ahead of time to eliminate any possible contraindications.

You and your vital signs are monitored the entire time.

Entertainment too.

As if all that isn’t enough, you can watch a movie while sedated.  That’s always fun.

Are you looking for painless dentistry?

If you reside in the area of Solana Beach, CA, and want to work with a dentist offering oral sedation dentistry to combat your dental phobias and fears, connect with our Del Mar Family Dentistry team today! Drs. Dale Trudeau, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Nikko Johnson, and Erik Balinghasay serve patients in and around the communities of Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Del Mar, and Fairbanks Ranch, CA, at their state-of-the-art dental practice. The office is located at 625 Valley Avenue and is open to new and current patients who call (858) 360-3102 to schedule an appointment.