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10935 E Washington St, Suite A,
Indianapolis, IN 46229

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Indianapolis area dentist offers procedures with sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry is a solution available to patients in Indianapolis, IN who are interested in having a more pleasant experience at the dental office. Procedures are often done with sedation for several reasons. This includes:

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  • Mild to severe dental anxieties
  • Strong gag reflexes
  • Conditions that may make staying still difficult for a patient
  • Pain management
  • Long periods of time in the dental chair

At Washington Street Dentistry, we are pleased to provide two types of dental sedation for patients in the chair, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

Nitrous oxide

The most commonly used form of sedation at our practice is that of nitrous oxide. This is a gas that is odorless and colorless and is administered through the nose. The amount used is monitored throughout treatment to ensure patients are relaxed. It is easily reversed with the administration of oxygen. In the past, many patients know it as “laughing gas” as some patients may become giddy. However, most feel sleepy or just extremely calm and relaxed.


New Patients: (317) 333-6788

Existing Patients: (317) 890-4455

Oral conscious sedation

For patients with stronger anxieties, it may be best to go with oral conscious sedation. This is a special medication that is prescribed to patients to take approximately one hour prior to arriving at the dental office. Patients are coherent but should arrange for transportation to and from their appointment for safety. Patients rest when they return home and feel their normal selves—while having all their dental work completed!

Dr. Matthew Church provides sedation dentistry for all patients!

Whether you have strong gag reflex or are undergoing a variety of procedures in one appointment, we encourage you to ask our team about the benefits of sedation dentistry. Dr. Matthew Church and his team at Washington Street Dentistry provide methods to make these procedures more comfortable and less anxiety-ridden for patients who may be nervous about visiting their dental professional. Contact the team today by calling (317) 333-6788 and scheduling an appointment at the practice conveniently located at 10935 East Washington Street in Indianapolis, IN.

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Washington Street Dentistry
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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The only dentist in 31 years that makes me feel somewhat at ease. I still cry but they never make me feel rediculous (even when I know I am) 🙂 highly recommend. My bf now goes here as well as two of my best friends and a co-worker!

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