Sedation & Anesthesia

sedation dentistry in Dubuque IA

Get the care you need, comfortably

Did you know that millions of Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety? If you ever feel anxious or avoid seeking dental care, Dr. Fili at Dubuque Periodontics wants you to know that you’re not alone, and we’re here to help you get the care you need, comfortably!

What is sedation dentistry?

At Dubuque Periodontics, we use local anesthetic sedation for major surgical procedures, as well as for more minor treatment of patients with dental anxiety to help them relax. There are several options when it comes to sedation – a consultation with Dr. Fili will determine which is best for your needs.

  • Nitrous oxide sedation – aka laughing gas
  • Oral sedation – prescription pill taken before the appointment


If you are anxious about an upcoming procedure, Dr. Fili wants you to know that he has advanced training and vast experience in administering anesthesia. His gentle touch minimizes the pain of administration, and ensures you won’t feel a thing during the procedure.

We will make sure to discuss every detail of your procedure, including administration of anesthesia with you prior to your appointment so you can make necessary arrangements for transportation, and know exactly what to expect.

Give us a call!

Don’t let anxiety or fear of pain prevent you from seeking the oral care you need. If you have any questions about sedation or anesthesia, want to learn more about gum disease, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Dubuque periodontist – Dr. James Fili at Dubuque Periodontics – give us a call today at (563) 557-7569.

Office Hours

Monday 8:00 - 4:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday 8:00 - 5:00

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