Picking the right type of sedation dentistry service can be difficult. The staff at Indy Dental Health understands this and is here to help you. We will evaluate your sedation options and select the most gentle dentistry option for you.
No matter the sedation, whether it is IV, oral, or nitrous oxide we want you to be able to make an educated decision. Please know our sedation options are purely elective, none are mandatory for any of our procedures.
Benefits of Sedation
A benefit of sedation is to subdue anxiety that occurs when visiting a dental office. If you experience dental anxiety and have not tried using sedation when visiting the dentist, we urge you to keep reading. Below you will find the different types of sedation we offer at Indy Dental Health.
IV Sedation Dentistry
This intravenous sedation will be administered by Dr. Fraiz and is considered a “conscious sedation.” You maintain your protective reflexes, however, you will be less aware of your environment and of any discomfort.
If IV Sedation is your desired form of sedation, you will not be able to drive to and from your appointment as well as the remainder of the day.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry
Nitrous Oxide is also known as laughing gas. The sedation is a mixture of oxygen and nitrous. It is most often used in dentist’s offices and is safe for all ages. Using nitrous oxide will not impair your ability to drive, nor have any after effects.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Oral Sedation Dentistry
We offer oral sedation in a pill form that should be taken prior to your dental appointment. If you choose oral sedation as a form of sedation you will not be able to drive to and from your appointment. Dosage and instructions will be discussed at your initial exam.
A local anesthetic for numbing the area of treatment will still be administered when an oral sedation is used. These options for sedation can be further reviewed at your initial exam if you feel that one of the options would suit your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sedation Dentistry
Is sedation dentistry right for me?
- Our answer to this questions is that everyone is different, but here are a few reasons why our current patients choose sedation: fear of going to the dentist, bad past experiences with a dentist, low pain tolerance or fear of needles. Indy Dental Health believes you should never be afraid to visit our dental office.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
- Yes, sedation dentistry is very safe. Dr. Fraiz and his experienced team members are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about visiting a sedation dentist.
How long does the sedation last?
- Depending on the treatment you have having done it could take as little as 30 minutes or as long as six hours.