Sedation Dentistry

We use sedation dentistry techniques for a variety of our dental services. Our primary aim is to guarantee your comfort and to help you remain calm and relaxed during any dental treatment or procedure. We'll collaborate closely with you to identify any anxieties and select a treatment plan you're comfortable with.

Overcome Dental Anxiety
with Gentle Sedation Dentistry

Dental sedation involves using medications intended to minimize treatment-related physical discomfort or alleviate anxiety, helping you stay relaxed during dental procedures. This approach enhances your overall experience, making it more enjoyable and allowing our staff to work more efficiently. Our options for dental sedation include local anesthesia, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

Experience the peace of mind and comfort you deserve with Bloom Dental’s advanced dental sedation options—book your stress-free appointment today at any of our four locations in Bedford, Bloomington, Geist, and Greenwood, IN.

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  • What is laughing gas and what does it do?

    Laughing gas, commonly known as nitrous oxide, is a mild sedative used in dentistry to ease patient anxiety and discomfort during procedures. It’s inhaled through a mask placed over the nose, and its effects are felt within minutes, producing a sense of relaxation and mild euphoria. Patients remain awake and can communicate, but feel less nervous and more at ease. The effects wear off quickly after removing the mask, allowing patients to recover swiftly with no grogginess.

  • What type of anesthesia are used for dental work?

    There are a variety of anesthesia options available for dental work, including:

    • Topical Anesthesia: A numbing gel or cream applied to gum tissue before an injection or minor procedure, often used in conjunction with local anesthesia to minimize the initial pain of the needle.
    • Local Anesthesia: Applied directly to the area of treatment to numb sensations. It’s commonly used for fillings, root canals, and gum disease treatment.
    • Sedation Dentistry: This includes oral sedatives and inhalation sedation like nitrous oxide (laughing gas). These methods help patients relax or even sleep through their dental procedures, without being fully unconscious.
    • General Anesthesia: Renders the patient completely unconscious and is typically used for more extensive surgical procedures or for patients with severe anxiety or difficulty sitting through long treatments. It requires specialized equipment and monitoring.

    The choice of anesthesia depends on the complexity of the dental procedure, the patient’s health, and their level of anxiety.

     

Questions About Sedation Dentistry?

If you have any questions about sedation dentistry or for a consultation—contact us or explore the numerous other dental services we offer.

Bloom Dental – Bedford

1504 Dental Drive,
Bedford, IN 47421
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Phone

812-275-7975

Fax

812-275-7244

Email Address

bedford@bloomdentist.com

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Hours

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Bloom Dental – Bloomington

2909 E. Buick Cadillac Blvd
Bloomington, IN 47401
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Phone

812-339-3427

Fax

812-339-5523

Email Address

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Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Bloom Dental – Geist

7962 Oaklandon Rd.
Suite 105
Indianapolis, IN 46236

Phone

317-823-1780

Fax

317-823-1781

Email Address

geist@bloomdentist.com

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Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed

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Bloom Dental – Greenwood

4800 W Smith Valley Rd, Suite K
Greenwood, IN 46142
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Phone

317-882-7800

Fax

317-893-2986

Email Address

greenwood@bloomdentist.com

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Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.