Sedation Dentistry

Changing your view of dentistry in Bremerton, WA.

Are You Feeling Nervous?

Find real relief from dental anxiety with our sedation options in our spa-like office.

If going to the dentist makes you anxious or scared, you are not alone. Dental fears are very common and, here at Safe Harbor Smiles, we genuinely enjoy helping individuals overcome their dental anxiety and truly enjoy their visits.

Rest assured, we will not judge the condition of your teeth and gums. We’re here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!

The first thing we will do is to listen and ask:

  • What are your fears?

  • What are your needs?

  • What would you like to see?

Together we will decide what treatment is needed and how we can best help you through your dental visits.

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Your Sedation Options

Making your dental appointment painless and comfortable.
Our assistant is about to sedate one of our patients in the dentist's chair via a nasal hood
Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is provided through a nose hood and is administered throughout the entire procedure. Nitrous oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke an overall sense of well-being. Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure. You are able to drive yourself to and from each appointment when nitrous oxide is used.

Dr. Bahrum Mehr and his assistant using oral sedation and Nitrous Oxide
Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral medication is provided prior to treatment, and then nitrous oxide is added to induce a more profound state of sedation. You are still “awake,” but your senses are dulled. This means that most patients cannot remember the pain, smells, or noises associated with the dental procedure. You will need a driver to and from the appointment when oral medication is used.

Dr. Bahrum Mehr and his assistant using oral sedation and Nitrous Oxide
Our assistant performs a dental cleaning on a male patient while he sits back and relaxes
IV Sedation

Patients who have previously experienced IV sedation report feeling like they slept through the entire procedure. A treatment taking several hours will feel like minutes when you are sedated. This type of sedation is typically used for longer procedures or more complicated oral surgeries, but can also be used for simple fillings or even cleanings. You will need a driver to and from the appointment with IV sedation.

This is an amazing place to go for your dental needs. The atmosphere is soothing. Staff is very helpful and kind in guiding you with what you need. The procedure I've had was easy to go through and I was grateful for how it turned out.
Xavier Ishizaki
Xavier Ishizaki
01:38 28 Nov 18
This office is full of wonderful people. Everybody was so friendly and professional. The dentist is usually my absolute worst nightmare but after talking to the staff I felt completely relaxed and I'll be returning on a more regular basis. If you get stressed about going to the dentist then you should absolutely try this place out. Forgot to mention how clean and nice the office is. Easy 5 stars from me.
Kevin G
Kevin G
22:06 17 Sep 18
I’ve been coming here since it was Dr. Pitcher’s Practice and there’s a reason I keep coming here. Michelle and Linda get me all set with my appointments and chat with me when I arrive for my appointments. It’s like showing up and seeing friends. Once you pass through the door to the clinic floor I hope you get Angela to take care of you. She’s awesome! She remembers every tooth that is cold sensitive or sensitive around the gums. She is careful to never spray cold water or poke these trouble spots. It takes the stress out of the time in the chair. Dr. Mehr is a friendly professional dentist who takes your concerns to heart and investigates. None of those “don’t worry” scenarios that turn into root canals. I like that he remembers little details about our life and always shakes my hand. They’ve got it down here.
Hammock House
Hammock House
21:09 05 May 18
The staff here go out of their way to take care of you. They are extremely organized and I am looking forward to my continued care in their hands.
Ella Williams-Fricke
Ella Williams-Fricke
22:54 18 Jul 18
I have dental anxiety! They made me feel so comfortable. The entire staff is so nice. I don't have anxiety since I went there dentist has excellent bed side manmers
Erika Mendez
Erika Mendez
14:50 08 May 18
Everyone here is SO kind! They also told me more about my teeth than any other dentist I’ve ever seen. I’ve moved around a lot, and Safe Harbor Smiles is the best I’ve ever seen.
chiaravandrick
chiaravandrick
23:55 29 May 19
After not going to a dentist for 20+ years, Dr Mehr and his staff put my mind at ease with their kindness and professionalism. They are wonderful!
New Groove
New Groove
18:01 30 May 19
we spent a year looking for a dentist that I was comfortable with. Everyone Safe Harbor Smiles were all warm and welcoming. They were friendly and I trust them all with the care we are getting. Unfortunately we are moving out of state... I really wish we could take take Dr. Mehr and his office with us.
Lara Young
Lara Young
18:54 30 May 19
Very friendly and professional staff. Makes going to the dentist office a pleasant experience!
Lauri Lybeck
Lauri Lybeck
04:36 04 Jun 19
I have been in the dental profession for over 42 years and having my teeth cleaned here was the best experience ever! Shullon is gentle fast and efficient and always has another a smile on her beautiful face, making everyone feel welcome!
Fran Hunter
Fran Hunter
15:49 04 Jun 19
I’ve gone here for a long time and always have loved the office staff. They are relatable and friendly. Love chatting with them before I go in. Before they switched dentists it was a bit of a train wreck, honestly. The old dentist used to not be so good at doing fillings for me and also wasn’t very professional about things. The new dentist is extremely professional, very friendly, and does things with precision. Thankful for the new switch! And as always have loved every hygienist I get.
Elisha Elam
Elisha Elam
00:23 07 Jun 19
Been going here for awhile now. Everyone is so friendly, I LOVE IT!! Dr. Mehr is great, always answers any questions or concerns.
Aaron
Aaron
17:59 08 Jun 19
Been going here for awhile now. Everyone is so friendly, I LOVE IT!! Dr. Mehr is great, always answers any questions or concerns.
Aaron
Aaron
13:02 10 Jun 19
Very professional and courteous staff.Dr. Mehr is great and does great dental work.My family and 2 friends are seen by him, we all appreciate his attention to detail.
Dustin
Dustin
05:06 15 Jun 19

Overcome Your Dental Fears

Relax in our dental office and uncover the benefits of sedation dentistry.