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Sedation Dentistry

Are you in need of dental work, but the thought of seeing a dentist makes your heart race?

Dental fear stops many people from getting routine cleanings and necessary dental care—but there is a solution.

Our dentists at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Mexico, provide sedation dentistry to help you relax.

Dental Phobia  Is More Common Than You Think

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* According to the National Institutes of Health.

Many patients put off important dental treatment due to a fear of the dentist. Postponing dental cleanings or treatments puts you at risk of developing more serious oral health concerns like tooth decay and tooth loss. Unfortunately, these concerns can even affect your overall health. In addition to offering sedation dentistry, Dr. Jose Valenzuela uses gentle techniques to put even the most anxious patients at ease.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation Relieves Your Dental Anxiety


Our Los Algodones, Mexico, practice offers IV sedation that is delivered directly to the bloodstream. The effects of this medication put you in a state of deep relaxation that leaves you with little or no memory of the procedure. This can ensure a pleasant experience for even the most stressed or nervous patients. Unlike nitrous oxide, which wears off quickly, the effects of IV sedation take longer to subside, so you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. 

Sedation Dentistry Makes Seeing the Dentist a Breeze

IV sedation allows our patients to undergo their procedures in excellent comfort. It is often combined with a local anesthetic so no pain can be felt during the procedure.

IV sedation can:

Reduce Anxiety

Patients who suffer from dental anxiety can greatly benefit from sedation dentistry. IV sedation helps you to feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your entire procedure.

Reduce Fidgeting

Fidgeting during your procedure is uncomfortable, and it can also make the dental treatment take longer. Sedation will relax you so that you will not feel the need to move during your dental care, which will reduce your overall chair time.

Eliminate Gagging

A sensitive gag reflex makes dental work difficult and uncomfortable. IV sedation relaxes you and reduces your gag reflex to make your dental procedure more efficient and comfortable.

Prevent Severe Conditions and Save Money

Neglecting treatment only makes oral health issues worse with time and can lead to tooth loss, advanced decay, and periodontal disease. Patients are able to get the oral care they need through sedation dentistry, often long before the problem can become more serious and expensive to treat.

IV Sedation An Easy Way to Receive Necessary Dental Care

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Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who are especially anxious or who have difficulty sitting still.

For Quality Dental Care in a Relaxing Environment Book Your Appointment in Los Algodones, Mexico, Today

Our Los Algodones office is a family-run practice that has been in business for over two generations. During that time, we have learned that many patients experience crippling anxiety at the thought of seeing a dentist. That is why we prioritize the patient experience and make it as smooth, comfortable, and hassle-free as possible.

Our practice uses IV sedation and the latest dental technology to provide the best quality dental care while ensuring your comfort. Patients travel from all over the U.S. and Canada to receive dental treatments from our office.

Request your consultation at our Los Algodones, practice, today:


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Taylor Gunselman


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An all around incredible experience! From the initial email quote, to walking through their doors, I felt comfortable. They made sure they knew what I wanted, and combined with their expertise, I left as happy lady!...

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Greg Here


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I was very happy with the care I received .  They were very clear of what my options were and very kind.  Will definitely be back for all my dental needs .  Thank you

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Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center The Safe and Effective Choice

We have built our Los Algodones, Mexico, practice over two generations by incorporating patient feedback, which allows us to provide cutting-edge care in a comfortable setting. When you choose us for your sedation dentistry, you choose:

Compassionate Care

Our family-run dental practice prides itself on the care we provide our patients. Our entire office staff gets to know each patient so every time you visit, you feel welcome and relaxed.

Latest Technology

Our practice uses the latest technology in dentistry, ranging from high-magnification intraoral cameras to the latest cutting-edge dental implant and cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Quality Dentistry

Whether you need a routine cleaning or implant-supported dentures, our experienced dentist is dedicated to providing top-quality care. We have patients who travel from the U.S. and Canada for Dr. Valenzuela's dental treatments.

The Process Of IV Sedation

If you have dental anxiety, sedation dentistry at our Los Algodones, Mexico, practice can help you get the care you need. Whether you are having a cosmetic treatment or receiving dental implants, sedation dentistry will keep you relaxed and anxiety-free throughout the entire process. When you choose this option, you can expect:
Through IV sedation, you can have the courage to get the dental care you need and take charge of your oral health.
Through IV sedation, you can have the courage to get the dental care you need and take charge of your oral health.


Before you undergo any sedation, you will need to review your medical history, medications, and allergies with our dentist. Your safety is our priority, and we will not recommend this solution if you are not a candidate.


Unlike nitrous oxide, the effects of IV sedation linger. To ensure your safety, you will need to plan appropriate transportation to and from our Los Algodones, Mexico, dental practice. 


Dr. Valenzuela brings in an anesthesiologist and a nurse to administer your IV medication so he can focus on your dental treatment. The anesthesiologist and nurse will monitor your vitals throughout your procedure.

Dental Treatment

Once your sedation has been administered and you have received any necessary local anesthesia, your dental treatment will begin. You will remain conscious, but deeply relaxed and pain-free.

Don't Let Anxiety Win Request a Consultation

If you get anxious about dental procedures or dread sitting still in the dentist's chair for an extended period, IV sedation can help you relax and let Dr. Valenzuela comfortably work on your smile. Contact our Los Algodones office to explore your dental options and ask us about the sedation we use to help patients through their dental work:

(928) 792-2156

"Absolutely top-notch Dr. and staff."


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Absolutely top notch Dr. and staff. Had all on 6 surgery, and very minimal pain. They always made sure I was comfortable and informed. Very impressed with the 3D guided technology. I would recommend them to anyone. They gave me a new lease on life! Thank you Dr. Valenzuela, and everyone who even had a small part I’m my experience there.

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julie peace


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I had heard about los Algodones for a long time and was nervous about traveling abroad for dental. I was sooo excited to find Dr Jose Valenzuela. I did my research and found myself excited about my journey. I went with a friend and made the trip for my consultation it was amazing ...

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Stunning Dental Transformations

Sedation dentistry allows patients to receive crucial dental procedures without feeling the accompanying anxiety that may come with them. We can provide stunning results without sacrificing your comfort.
Before Dental Implant crown procedure
Before This patient wanted an implant-supported crown to complete their smile, a procedure that requires at least three appointments in the dentist's chair.
After Dental Implant crown procedure
After Dr. Valenzuela was able to comfortably place an implant and crown with the help of sedation dentistry.

Do You Qualify?

While more candidates qualify for IV sedation than general anesthesia, risk factors may prevent patients from being approved. Our doctor will review your medical history before beginning your dental procedure to ensure that this form of sedation is safe for you. 
Anesthetics and sedatives always carry a certain amount of risk. However, the following factors increase your risk: you have never taken the intended sedative; you are obese; you have obstructive sleep apnea; you are prone to Serotonin Syndrome

Sedation Dentistry and Dental Implants

Our Los Algodones practice can perform dental implant surgery to support your dentures or new restorations. If you struggle with dental anxiety, IV sedation and a local anesthetic will help you remain relaxed and pain-free throughout the entire surgery. 

"Dr. Valenzuela is always a part of the visit." More 5-Star Reviews From Los Algodones Patients


Tiffany Zittle


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Dr.Valenzuela and his amazing team are the best of the best. Every staff member from the front to the back are friendly, caring, and polite. Dr.Valenzuela and his team have made the process of crossing the border to surgery effortless. It’s clear patient service & satisfaction are their #1 priority. They are kind and talented professionals who are experts at what they do! 

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David Seplow


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As with my other visits here, this one ran like clockwork. With the latest technology and all new equipment, the Dentists and associates were amazing. Dr. Valenzuela is always a part of the visit even if it’s only to look in on a hygienist or cat scan technician. Easy to get to and the prices are so far below the US. Run, don’t walk!

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Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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