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Oral sedation in Indianapolis, IN can relieve your anxiety even before your dental appointment

For years, dentists have offered simple sedation methods to help patients have improved dental experiences when they have fears about dental work or simply have a long procedure to sit through. Solutions such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and IV sedation can work well in the dentist’s office, especially for long procedures. However, when you have an intense fear of the dentist, these methods are not very helpful since you still have to overcome your fears to visit the dentist. 

If this has been the case for you, and you have found yourself neglecting your dental health because you can’t get to the dentist’s office, oral sedation is ideal for you. At Washington Street Dentistry’s office in Indianapolis, IN, we offer oral sedation so that patients can get the dental care they need.

Dr. Matthew Church, can relieve your anxiety even before your dental appointment


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Oral sedation simply means that this sedation method is given in the form of a pill or liquid that can be taken before your appointment. The dentist will prescribe the medication, and you can take it about an hour before you see the dentist. This means that you may feel less anxious even on the way to your appointment. The medication works in such a way that you feel so relaxed that you might feel drowsy, so you will need to have someone bring you to the office and to take you back home after your appointment. While you are in the dentist’s office, you will still be conscious and will be able to converse with the dentist while remaining relaxed. Many people find that once they are home, they hardly remember the procedure at all, which gives them less anxiety about future visits. 

If you have been avoiding the dentist for far too long, or if you need to have extensive dental work done, you can visit our office in Indianapolis, IN to ask about oral sedation. Because oral sedation goes to work before you even enter the dentist’s office, you don’t need to struggle to overcome your anxiety before your appointment. You deserve to have a beautiful, healthy smile, and now a dentist can help you achieve this with the help of oral sedation.

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Dr. Matthew Church

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A graduate from the University of Kentucky, Dr. M Church has an extensive amount of skill and expertise in the field of professional dentistry. With over 20 years of experience, he is a firm believer in providing his patients with the best possible care for their dental concerns. Whilst being educated and experienced in a multitude of dental services, Dr. Church is particularly proficient in the areas involving Invisalign, for which he is a certified provider, cosmetic dental services, and dental implants.

Dr. Church invests both time and resources in educating and maintaining his standard of quality in terms of his service. He undertook and graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program and maintains active membership with the American College of Oral Implantology. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.


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