What is Sedation Dentistry?

Do you or a loved one suffer from dental fear or anxiety? Dr. David Goris offers sedation dentistry options at Beautiful Smiles in Greenwood, IN. Dr. Goris works to ensure that his patients feel comfortable in his office. Dental sedation is one of the methods he uses to help patients who require dental care but are nervous or anxious about visiting the dentist. Sedation dentistry allows patients to relax so that our dentists can provide treatment. We utilize sedation for a variety of dental cases, routine or complex.

Sedation Dentistry in Greenwood, Indiana

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry offers many benefits to patients with dental fear or anxiety. Dental sedation can relieve patient anxiety, offer pain-free care, and cause anterograde amnesia so patients do not remember their treatment. Sedation dentistry can also benefit patients with low pain tolerance or a poor gag reflex. Patients with disabilities or those with a phobia of needles, blood, or loud noises also benefit from dental sedation. If you or a loved one have any of these conditions, call our office so we can help coordinate your care.

Types of Dental Sedation

We offer several different types of dental sedation to our patients, including:

  • Topical and Local Anesthesia: We use a topical solution to numb the injection area and then use local anesthesia. Topical and local anesthetic blocks feeling in the nerves and last for several hours.
  • Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide gas, also known as laughing gas, allows patients to be completely relaxed under our care. Patients who undergo treatment with this sedation option most likely will not remember their treatment.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: Oral conscious sedation is sedation taken in pill form before treatment. Patients will be responsive but will also feel calm during their treatment with no memory of the dental procedure itself.

Request an Appointment

If you or a loved one suffer from dental fear or anxiety, call Beautiful Smiles at (317) 886-4512. You may also schedule a consultation with Dr. Goris on our website. If you have any remaining questions about dental sedation, let Dr. Goris know at your next appointment. He will be happy to help.