Sedation Dentistry

Girl who had a relaxing time at dentist in Bloomington who used nitrous oxide sedation dentistry.Sedation dentistry is an effective way to give patients pleasant dental procedures. Patients who have anxieties or fears regarding dental work can really appreciate the comforting effects of sedation dentistry.

Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

  • People who cannot become numb easily with local anesthetic
  • Individuals with fears of shots, needles, or dental tools
  • Patients with a history of poor dental experiences
  • Those who need complicated procedures or a series of procedures
  • Patients with hyperactive gag reflex

What Level of Sedation is Right for You?

Dr. Moore can help you determine your ideal level of sedation, based on your past experiences, dental needs, and personal preferences.

Woman always makes sure to use conscious sedation when she visits her dentist near Bedford and Ellettsville.

Minimal Sedation (Nitrous Oxide) | Nitrous oxide is light dental sedation that helps patients relax, while leaving them awake and alert. Nitrous oxide involves a breathing mask placed over the nose during the procedure.

Moderate Sedation (Oral Conscious Sedation) | With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Moore will prescribe a medication in pill form. Thanks to conscious sedation, you can be relaxed and calm during your procedure, without any discomfort.

We allow our patients to remain awake for added safety, and so they can respond to our questions and instructions. However, patients are pleasantly surprised to find that they experience zero sensitivity during their procedure, and remember very little about their treatment afterwards.

This is the ONLY dentist office I have ever genuinely been able to handle with no anxiety. The dentist and assistants were all so kind, compassionate, and relatable. I was embarrassed by my cracked tooth and they turned it into no big deal at all. Would recommend for literally anyone.
Shannen W.

The Five Benefits of Dental Sedation

With either nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation, you will enjoy the 5 benefits of safe sedation dentistry.

  • No pain or discomfort
  • Temporary amnesia
  • Reduction of post-procedure soreness
  • Saliva flow reduction
  • Anything is possible—any procedure for any patient

If you want to be our next patient to enjoy the effects of sedation dentistry, and receive the cosmetic, restorative, or general procedure you have been wanting, give our office a call today!

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