Sedation Dentistry Palo Alto

Sedation Dentistry in Palo Alto


Here at Extraordinary Smile, our various levels of dental sedation will help you relax and get the dental care you need.  If you have dental anxiety and fear, or you’re having a oral surgical procedure that may require deep sedation, we can help you stay comfortable and calm throughout the procedure process.

A high percentage of the people here in the U.S. are suffering from tooth loss, gum disease, and various infections with their teeth and gums because they suffer from dental phobia.  Most are unaware that there are various levels of sedation dentistry that will make their visit a relaxing one.

The Levels of Dental Sedation We Provide Here in Palo Alto Are:

Oral Conscious Sedation

This method involves using Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) and is used when very light levels of sedation are recommended. The next level is taking a pill an hour prior to your visit, and having someone drive you to and from our office.  Both of these methods work very well for those who will need a low to moderate amount of relaxation to easily get through the dental visit.

IV Intravenous Sedation

Intravenous dental sedation is generally used for more complex procedures such as Wisdom Teeth (Third Molar) removal or for those with very high levels of anxiety and fear.  Administered directly into the blood stream by our certified anesthesiologist, if at any time during the procedure you need to be more relaxed, our anesthesiologist can easily administer more medication which will have an instantaneous effect.


We’ll make sure your relaxed and comfortable during your visit with us. please call (650) 321-3220 or send an email to


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  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating by Ramzi Nahas
    “Dr Hakim and staff are awesome. Over the past 10 years, they have treated me and my teeth extremely well! I have gotten everything from crowns, fillings, and cleanings. Dr. Hakim is an excellent dentist!”–Ramzi

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating by Lauren Pizzulli
    “I love the team here. Donna always provides great customer service and has remembered me from my first visit. I called today at 9:30am about a problematic tooth and they had me scheduled at 3:45pm. I arrived an hour early and they still saw me right away. They took care of it immediately and, so far, no more pain. I highly recommend Dr. Hakim.”–Lauren

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    “Great dental office. First time there and the care was awesome! It’s hard to find a good dental office, but this one is by far one of the best. I am looking forward to my future visits with this office. Their staff is very welcoming and super helpful.”–Erika

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating
    “Absolutely phenomenal staff! 1st time visiting and everything went super smoothly. The staff makes you feel comfortable, and Dr. Hakim is so sweet, gentle and super clear. Very unique experience– super glad I was and will continue to have this dental care!”–Anabel

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating“As one of your older patients, I am a big fan of Invisalign. I would have never gone through the typical orthodontic procedures for braces. People did not even know that I was wearing anything on my teeth. It never proved to be a problem. I am very, very pleased with the results of Invisalign. I am almost finished and only have good things to say about it.”

  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating“Dr. Hakim sets the bar for patient care standards. Dr. Hakim’s extraordinary technical dental skills resonate throughout the organization, and each staff member is expected to deliver the same high level of expertise in their own job functions, all the while having the concern of the patient in focus. Each staff member seems to have the best interest of the patients in mind while performing their duties.”–Danielle

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  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating“The office is run very well. My call was answered when I called, and I was able to get an evaluation visit very quickly. Dr. Hakim is very competitive on price. I will be returning for Invisalign treatment.”


  • Rating: 5 Dentist Palo Alto, CA - 5 Star Rating“Painless and friendly. What more do you want?”