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Sedation Dentistry – Carmel, IN

Say “Goodbye” to Dental Anxiety

Chances are that you or someone close to you absolutely hate going to the dentist. This isn’t an uncommon feeling—millions of Americans of all ages experience intense anxiety related to dental care. At Springhetti Dentistry, Dr. Springhetti wants his patients to feel completely comfortable from check-in to checkout, and to help with this, he offers sedation dentistry. Whether for you or your child, he can use the methods outlined below to make any pesky nerves float away on a river of calm. To learn more about your options for sedation dentistry in Carmel, IN or schedule an appointment, contact us today.

Why Choose Springhetti Dentistry for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Sedation That Can Be Tailored to Each Unique Patient
  • Gentle Enough for Children, Strong Enough for Adults
  • Can Help Patients Relax During Any Type of Procedure

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Patient taking oral sedative pill

With oral conscious sedation, we can help you start feeling more relaxed even before you head to our dental office. Dr. Springhetti will prescribe you medication to take at home on the day of your appointment, and by the time you sit in the dental chair, you’ll already be completely sedated. Your appointment will seemingly fly by in a few minutes, and the last thing on your mind will be stress. This approach is great for regular checkups and can even help patients during more involved oral surgery.

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Woman with nitrous oxide nose mask

Nitrous oxide sedation is perfect for children and adults who need just a little help staying comfortable during their dental visits. A small mask is placed over the nose, and the patient breathes in nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen. Within a few moments, they feel warm, happy, and even like they are floating a bit. It causes many of our patients to giggle as well, which is why it’s commonly called “laughing gas”! One of the best parts about nitrous oxide is that when the mask is removed, the patient will feel normal almost immediately and be able to return to their day without any lasting effects.