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5250 E US Hwy 36, Suite 800, Avon, IN 46123
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Sedation Dentistry in Avon, IN

We Help With Dental Anxiety

When you visit the dentist for a procedure, you may be anxious about what to expect. This is where sedation dentistry can help. Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax during your dental procedure. There are different types of sedation available, and your dentist will work with you to determine the best option for you based on your level of anxiety and the type of procedure you are having.

“I was literally snoring while having a root canal; you can imagine how soft his hands are.”
– Parkash Singh

What Are My Sedation Dentistry Options?

Mild Sedation

Anxiolysis is the lightest form of sedation dentistry and is often used for patients with mild anxiety, longer procedures, or more complex situations. Mild sedation is usually administered orally. You remain awake or very sleepy throughout the entire procedure and are able to breathe on your own, but you will feel a great sense of relaxation. Patients typically recover from anxiolysis sedation within a few hours after the procedure is complete. Nitrous oxide inhalation (laughing gas) is another form of mild to moderate sedation that results in relaxation during treatment.

Moderate Sedation

Used for patients with moderate dental anxiety and for patients who need longer or more complex procedures, conscious sedation often refers to the use of light IV sedation. With conscious sedation, you will remain awake throughout your procedure, but will be in a deep state of relaxation. It is recommended that patients who receive conscious sedation have a parent, spouse, or friend accompany them to appointments because it can take several hours for the sedative to wear off and driving may be unsafe.

Deep Sedation

Patients receiving deep sedation go between consciousness and unconsciousness during their dental procedure. Patients often have no recollection of the treatment and are unable to respond to commands even if they are awake at times during the procedure. It is recommended that patients who receive deep sedation have a parent, spouse, or friend accompany them to appointments because it can take several hours for the sedative to wear off, and driving may be unsafe.

Office Hours

Monday: 7:30AM–3:30PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM–3:30PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM-6:30PM
Thursday: 10:00AM-6:30PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 12:00PM

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