We understand how some people have fears and anxiety over dental work.
Shots, drilling, and unusual smells add to the tension. We offer relief
for these challenges with conscious sedation dentistry. We are very
pleased to have this available for our patients.
By taking one pill an hour before you arrive at our office, you will begin to feel relaxed. As you sit in the dental chair you reach a deeper level of relaxation to the point where you are unaware of the work being performed but still able to answer questions when asked. You will be monitored throughout the procedure and when it is completed, a friend drives you home. In about an hour, you will be back to normal.
This means you are not completely knocked out, as if you were having surgery. This type of sedation does not let you feel any of the treatment, but you still maintain a level of consciousness. Some people have an even greater fear of being "put under." Their fear is about losing complete control of their perception. But this advancement in sedation is a happy medium between unawareness of procedure and interaction with your surroundings.
This type of sedation also works well for those who are resistant to anesthesia. They simply can't get numb. And for those who don't have time for repeated visits, conscious sedation lets patients have more work accomplished in just one visit.
We also offer nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas. This takes the edge off during the procedure, but wears off quickly and allows you to drive yourself home shortly after your treatment.
Call our office at (317) 875-7645 to determine how sedation dentistry can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.
Beautiful You Family Dental
10485 North Michigan Road
Carmel, IN 46032
Wednesday: by appt.