Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to achieve optimal comfort prior to any dental procedure. Indianapolis sedation dentist Dr. John Phelps offers conscious oral sedation with medication in addition to nitrous oxide, allowing him to personalize your service for complete comfort.
You may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry if you:
- Struggle with dental phobia
- Feel anxious or uncomfortable during dental visits
- Have an overactive gag reflex
- Have very sensitive teeth
- Suffer from TMJ
Sedation dentistry can help ease anxiety, quell discomfort, and eliminate obstacles on your path to obtaining peak oral health and beauty. If you believe you could benefit from this service, talk to Dr. Phelps about your options during your next visit or by calling 317-818-9858.
Sleep vs. Sedation Dentistry
Sleep dentistry, also known as “twilight” dentistry, relies on heavy sedation. Typically achieved through IV medications, this type of sedation comes with all of the risks associated with surgical anesthesia. IV sedation needs to be administered by an anesthesiologist and can add hundreds of dollars to your dental bill. And, unless you are undergoing oral surgery, it will likely not be paid for by insurance.
Sedation dentistry is safer and significantly less expensive than twilight dentistry. The medications offered by Dr. Phelps have a proven efficacy and a long history of safe use across a broad range of medical fields. Our sedation options allow you to remain conscious enough to respond to basic directions, but relaxed enough to remain comfortable during your entire visit.
No matter if you are visiting our Indianapolis office for teeth whitening, CEREC restorations, or even just a basic cleaning, our sedation dentistry services can help you achieve the level of comfort you need to feel at ease and relaxed throughout.
To learn more about sedation dentistry in Indianapolis, please contact us today. Dr. Phelps welcomes nervous patients from Carmel, Muncie, Anderson, and surrounding Indiana communities.