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Redefining Dental Visits

Sedation dentistry challenges the traditional notion of dental anxiety, offering a transformative, tranquil experience, where every procedure feels like a gentle breeze

The mere thought of a dentist's appointment can evoke anxiety for many. With sedation dentistry, these fears are gently put to rest. Whether it's the hum of dental equipment, the fear of potential discomfort, or general dental phobia, sedation offers a solution. At Hillside Dental Care, we use sedation as a tool to erase those apprehensions, paving the way for a relaxed, comfortable, and efficient dental visit.


About Sedation Dentistry

Offering a serene dental experience, sedation dentistry at Hillside Dental Care ensures procedures are comfortable, anxiety-free, and effectively tailored to individual needs

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Types of Sedation

At Hillside Dental Care, we provide a variety of sedation options, ranging from mild nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to deeper sedation methods. Our skilled professionals will recommend the best choice based on your procedure and comfort level.

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Ensuring Safety

Your safety and comfort are our topmost priorities. Our team is rigorously trained in administering sedation, monitoring patients, and ensuring a safe, relaxed environment throughout your visit.

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Benefits Beyond Comfort

Sedation dentistry not only eases anxiety but also allows for multiple procedures in a single visit, minimizes the sensation of passing time, and often provides a degree of amnesia about the dental procedure.

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Comfort Meets Dental Excellence

Gone are the days when dental treatments were synonymous with discomfort. With our comprehensive sedation options, we aim to make every session smooth, painless, and memorable for all the right reasons. Entrust us with your dental needs and experience dentistry like never before.

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The Science Behind the Calm

Marrying advanced sedation techniques with a compassionate approach, our goal is to make each dental experience as serene as a gentle ripple in a calm pond

Sedation dentistry isn't just about administering a sedative. It's about understanding the unique concerns and needs of each patient. It's a holistic approach, where we factor in your medical history, your previous dental experiences, and your personal preferences. Each sedation plan is thoughtfully crafted, ensuring that you are calm, comfortable, and above all, safe, during every procedure.


Our Services

Unparalleled expertise in comprehensive dental care tailored to every unique smile

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When a tooth becomes more trouble than it's worth, it's time to let it go. Our painless extraction procedures focus on comfort and patient wellbeing. We ensure your experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible, guiding you every step of the way.
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Fill the void left by missing teeth with our robust dental implants. Designed to merge flawlessly with your natural teeth, they offer both functionality and aesthetic beauty. Dive into a world where you can eat, speak, and smile without reservations.
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Hillside Dental Care is dedicated to delivering top-tier cavities and fillings care. Our experienced team uses the latest techniques and materials to ensure painless and effective treatments.
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Providing clarity on common queries!

  • Sedation dentistry has a strong safety record, but it's essential to discuss your medical history and any medications you're taking with your dentist to determine the best and safest sedation option for you.

  • Not necessarily. The level of consciousness depends on the type of sedation used. While some methods may make you drowsy or even lead to a light sleep, others will keep you awake but deeply relaxed.

  • Most patients feel slightly drowsy or groggy immediately after the procedure. It's recommended to have someone drive you home post-treatment.

  • Side effects are rare and usually minimal, such as dry mouth or minor amnesia regarding the procedure. Your dentist will discuss potential side effects specific to the sedation method chosen.




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  • 7241 North Thornydale Rd Tucson, AZ 85741


Patient Stories

Check out what our patients are saying

Polly W.

Confidence Reborn

Thank you for giving me back my smile and my confidence. You have no idea what a difference you have made in my life. We think you are very special and understanding.
Adam C.

Revelatory Dental Care

My wife loved your dental office: extremely professional and very caring people. She had no idea she was grinding her teeth at night and what it was doing to her teeth. No one noticed that before!
David N.

Gratitude for Expertise

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, A highlight for the year has been getting to know you better – thank you for all you have done for our family. We appreciate your expertise.
Steve C.

Two Decades, Unwavering Trust

My wife and I have been with Hillside Dental for nearly 20 years. From dental cleaning to root canals and almost all dental needs. Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are highly skilled, knowledgeable and very focused on their patients. We are moving to California soon but I would be tempted to come back for our dental needs.
Trish D.

Exceptional Emergency Care

I had a really bad tooth emergency over this past weekend. Since it was a Sunday, the office was closed. I texted the Dr.'s emergency line, and he came into the office with an assistant ready to go and relieve my pain. I can't tell you enough what a relief it was to get this taken care of. I'll always recommend Dr. Rosenberg and his staff.
Kyra R.

Exceptional Experience

I have nothing but the best to say about Hillside Dental Care. The dentist was very kind and polite. I had not been to a dentist in over 15 years and was very nervous, but the dentist and staff made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend going to this office; they are amazing!
Ann R.

The Best Care

I have been going to John Rosenberg since I moved here in 1987. He has been the best dentist I have ever had—no pain! Only the best care I could ask for anytime and every time I needed him. The whole team at this office are Professional, Courteous, Friendly, couldn't ask for more! I recommend them most highly.
Cathy S.

20 Years of Great Service

I have been going to this dentist for about 20 years. They have been great with my dental needs as well as my children's. Very patient with the kids. I love this office. Dr. Rosenberg is great, and Ruby is so helpful. My dental hygienist made my teeth feel like new!
James S.

First-Class Dental Care

I have had cleanings, fillings, and crowns done by this dentist. All of the work was first class. The staff and Dr. Rosenberg were personable and professional. They were very attentive to my comfort and care. I would recommend them to anyone.
Nicole S.

Comfortable Dental Work

I had 3 teeth removed recently, and I was very nervous as I've never had adult teeth pulled before. The entire staff is super friendly and nice and eased my fears about being at the dentist for the first time in 15 years. Dr. Rosenberg is very knowledgeable with a gentle touch and great bedside manner. I will recommend this office to anyone needing dental work!
Nick K.

20 Years of First-Class Care

Been getting first-class care for over 20 years. I've recommended them to friends and family, and we all agree they make the experience comfortable, and you leave with confidence that you just received excellent care.
Ramon A.

Gentle and Caring Treatment

This is the best dental experience I have had in my LIFE. I had a lot of dental work done as a little boy, including a headgear, extractions, fillings, and braces. As a result, I am traumatized. However, the staff was extremely gentle and aware of my dental office anxiety. THANK YOU to the entire staff for taking such good care of me! I highly recommend!
Megan J.

Compassionate Care

I walked into this dental office with an extreme fear of dentists. The staff is always pleasant, kind, and does everything in their power to help me be comfortable EVERY TIME. Extensive variety of services performed in office. Easily made emergency appointment. Would highly recommend to anyone looking.


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