Patient in Indianapolis asks: Is there a sedation dentist near me?

Dr. Matthew Church, Patient in Indianapolis asks: Is there a sedation dentist near me?

Dr. Matthew Church and our gentle, professional dental team at Washington Street Dentistry believe that optimal oral health and a confident smile are critical factors to achieving the highest quality of life. We are also committed to providing the advanced care, technologies, and services that our patients may require, at any age or stage of their lives. 

For some patients, a visit to the dentist may be seen as a stressful, time-consuming, or unpleasant experience. We have invested in many amenities and services that help to ensure that a visit to Washington Street Dentistry is a relaxing, comfortable, and enjoyable experience. 

From the moment that a patient makes contact with our office we strive to put him or her at ease. With convenient daytime, evening, and weekend office hours, and an online scheduling request system, we are here when our patients need us. By offering a comprehensive menu of advanced dentistry, we can also reduce the need for any of our families to visit multiple specialists. By doing so, we not only save our patients the hassle of time, travel, and unfamiliar providers, but we provide a continuity of care that can enhance clinical outcomes. 

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We also offer relaxation techniques and sedation dentistry for our patients’ ultimate comfort. For children, we follow an effective and successful protocol called “Tell-Show-Do” which familiarizes them to the process, sights, smells, sounds, and feelings that may be involved in any procedure. Tell-Show-Do helps children to feel more in control and avoids any surprises or new experiences which might be unsettling.


Sedation dentistry is sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry; however, it rarely involves putting a patient under heavy anesthesia. Nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation are mild pharmacologic treatments that simply slow down the central nervous system for a short period of time. Patients may be aware of their surroundings and able to communicate but will feel less anxious or uncomfortable. Sedation dentistry can help patients in a number of instances, including:

  • Undergoing lengthy or complex reconstructive procedures
  • Dealing with gag reflex or limited personal space
  • Overcoming dental phobia or anxiety
  • Reducing pain or discomfort

For more information about painless dental care, contact Washington Street Dentistry at (317) 333-6788 today. We are located at 10935 East Washington Street, near South German Church Road, in Indianapolis.

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