Skip to main content

Creating Beautiful Smiles

Sedation & Anesthesia Services in Riverside and Inland Empire

Dental procedures are commonly performed under local anesthesia to provide a painless experience. While local anesthesia numbs the treatment area, you are still awake. For some patients, this awareness is an anxiety-provoking and overly stressful situation. Whether you’ve had negative dental experiences in the past or have children undergoing a dental treatment, being awake and aware during a procedure is not always beneficial; in these situations, deeper levels of sedation are necessary. Dr. Tomazin is a trained dental anesthesiologist, capable of providing you with the highest quality and safety when it comes to sedation services.

Schedule a Consultation

Who Can Sedation & Anesthesia Services in Riverside and Inland Empire Benefit?

Anxious Patients

Anxious Patients

Many adults would place going to the dentist at or near the top of their list of greatest fears. Negative experiences in the past can lead to fear, anxiety, and even panic attacks. For these patients, local anesthesia is not always enough to provide a safe and comfortable environment. Deeper levels of sedation can provide a sense of safety for the patient and ease for the dentist.

Fearful Children

Fearful Children

Many young children experience emotional distress with initial dental procedures because they have never experienced them before and do not know what to expect. Sedation services turn what could be a frightening experience for both the child and parent into a stress-free and comfortable one.

Patients With Medical Conditions

Patients With Medical Conditions

Patients with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart problems, seizure disorders, a sensitive gag reflex, and mental and physical disabilities can benefit from sedation and anesthesia services. This service allows Dr. Tomazin to provide these patients with the best and safest levels of treatment.

Types of Sedation & Anesthesia Services in Riverside and Inland Empire

Mild Sedation

Patients under mild sedation are relaxed but awake during the procedure. They will be able to respond to verbal commands and will remain aware during the procedure. This type of sedation has fewer side effects than deeper levels of sedation.

Moderate Sedation

Patients under moderate sedation feel drowsy and may fall asleep during the procedure. These patients may still be able to respond to verbal commands; however, they may not remember the procedure afterward.

Deep Sedation

Patients under deep sedation may or may not respond to stimulation and are not easily aroused. With this type of sedation, breathing will slow, and supplemental oxygen may be required. Patients will sleep until the medication wears off.

General Anesthesia

Patients under general anesthesia will remain asleep and unconscious for the duration of the procedure. These patients are unresponsive and will not be aroused by painful stimulation. A breathing tube may be inserted through the mouth or nose, and the level of anesthesia is controlled and carefully monitored throughout the procedure.

Our Values


"Your oral health is our number one concern, and we’ve dedicated ourselves to creating the very best to take care of you!"


"Although we have the latest tools that technology has to offer, our goal is still to prevent problems before they occur."


"Dr. Chad Tomazin and his team will carefully design a dental plan to make YOUR dream smile a reality."

Patient Testimonials

“I think your entire team is professional, competent, caring, and friendly. I also think you, Dr. Tomazin, are an excellent dentist! The two hygienists with whom I interacted (Brenda and Jennifer, I think) were both impressive! Andi is always hardworking and friendly and Debi is too.”

- Diane S.

“Everyone was very welcoming and friendly, it was a great dental visit. I loved how thorough they were in evaluating the health of my mouth! So much different than my previous experience with dentists.”

- Debrah N.

“I have never recommended nor been impressed by a dentist office before. Both have happened since I found this place. I’m extremely impressed with the comfort, atmosphere, friendliness and professionalism shown here and I truly think more dentists and businesses in general should strive to be like this. I wish I had found them sooner.”

- Jeremiah D.

Frequently Asked Questions

What dental procedures require sedation and anesthesia services?
Sedation and anesthesia services may be required for root canals, extractions, implants, periodontal surgery, fillings, and deep cleanings; additionally, prolonged dental procedures may require sedation and anesthesia.
What are Dr. Tomazin’s qualifications for anesthesiology?
Dr. Tomazin is trained to provide sedation services for both adult and pediatric patients. Additionally, he is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, and CPR.
Are deeper levels of sedation safe?
Yes. During your procedure, Dr. Tomazin will continuously monitor you or your child’s vitals (including blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, and blood-oxygen levels) to ensure the highest level of safety.
Why are sedation services important?
For fearful patients, sedation is necessary for both the patient’s emotional well-being and the quality of the surgery or procedure. An agitated patient may hinder the dentist’s ability to provide the highest quality of results.