Man sitting in dentist's chair with eyes closed

Sedation Dentistry

Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you nervous? Do you avoid the care you need due to phobia?

Dental Solutions in Warsaw, IN, provides sedation dentistry so you can achieve a deep state of relaxation in the dentist's chair.

What can this service do for you or an anxious family member? 

Man sitting in dentist's chair with eyes closed

Helping You Rest Easy during Treatment

Eliminate Anxiety

Our conscious sedation methods allow you to achieve a calm state of near-sleep. By easing feelings of fear or anxiety during dental treatment, sedation dentistry can help you relax and even enjoy your appointment.

Experience Efficient Treatment

Our dentist, Dr. William B. Stofer, knows that treating a tense patient is far more difficult than treating a calm one. Sedation can help your dentist deliver more efficient treatment so that you can spend less time in the treatment chair. In some cases, patients can receive years' worth of restorative work in just one visit.

Improve Your Physical Comfort

If you suffer from arthritis or another condition that makes sitting for long periods difficult, sedation can help you experience peace of mind in addition to improved physical comfort under our care.

Contact Us & Learn More about Sedation

We are committed to making high-quality care a reality for everyone, including those that experience stress and anxiety at the mere thought of a visit to the dentist. In addition to general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services, Dr. Stofer offers sedation in Warsaw, IN. Dr. Stofer was born and raised in Warsaw, so he is particularly passionate about helping the community get access to comfortable, high-quality dentistry. 

To learn more about our available sedation options or to schedule an appointment, please fill out our simple online contact form or call us: 

(574) 269-1199

Dr. Stofer and associate dentist

"We Have Never Had a Better Experience Than the One We Had Today!"

1

Anna Hornish

2020

Google logo

My 5 year old son has sensory issues and was terrified to go to the dentist. We have never had a better experience than the one we had today! Ashley, the hygienist, did an absolutely wonderful job with my son. She took her time, explained everything, was gentle, and extremely accommodating! Dr. Stofer was great too! We will be back!

View On Google
1

Laura Herring

2020

Google logo

Dental Solutions is amazing! From the doctor to the administrative staff, they have made our family feel very welcome and cared for. They take a special interest in our autistic son to make sure that he is comfortable and not over stimulated and he actually enjoys coming in for his cleanings with Abby! She is the best! Thank you so much to all the staff! You do great work every day!!

View On Google

Looking for a Sedation Dentist? Here's Why You Should Consider Us

We Care about Pediatric Patients

At Dental Solutions, we are sensitive to the fact that dental visits have a reputation for inspiring an even greater amount of anxiety in our younger patients. Our specialists and team have extensive experience in pediatric sedation. Not only can our younger patients fully relax during treatments, but we are also able to promote a positive association with trips to the dentist, which is an important healthy habit to establish early on in life. 

We've Been Practicing for 20 Years

Dental Solutions was founded in 2000. Over the past two decades, we have refined our sedation techniques to deliver the most effective, comfortable dentistry possible. We offer a multitude of sedation dentistry services that are typically not offered by other dentists in Warsaw and throughout Indiana. 

We Focus on Comfort

We understand that dental appointments are not something that everyone looks forward to. Our objective is to provide a comfortable experience for every patient who visits our practice. Our Warsaw, IN, office is comfortable and furnished with couches, television, and a coffee bar. There is also room for children to play so that they can keep busy while they wait for their appointments. 

Making Sedation Dentistry Affordable on Any Budget 

CareCredit logo
At Dental Solutions in Warsaw, IN, we want to make sedation dentistry affordable on any budget. If your medication is not covered by insurance, you can finance your care with CareCredit®. 

A Warm & Welcoming Space

Dental Solutions waiting area
Each element of our office is designed to put you at ease from the moment you arrive.

Do You Suffer from Dental Anxiety? Your Oral & Overall Health Could Be at Risk 

Alongside a fear of flying and heights, fear of visiting the dentist is one of the most common of all phobias. A phobia becomes problematic when it deters you from pursuing appropriate care when it is needed. Aching and swelling, for example, indicative of an infected tooth, may be ignored until root canal therapy cannot salvage the tooth and it needs to be extracted. The result is more costly treatment, more invasive procedures, and increased overall health problems. 

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Also known as "sleep dentistry," sedation dentistry is the practice of introducing medication, anti-anxiety, or sedative drugs during dental care to induce comfort and a state of complete relaxation. We offer three types of conscious sedation, which allow you to remain responsive but relaxed throughout your procedure. Sedation can range from mild to deep depending on the procedure and your level of comfort. 

Types of Sedation Offered at Our Practice

During a consultation, Dr. Stofer can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for sedation and which method best meets your needs. By providing different levels of sedation, we are able to customize treatment to each patient's unique level of anxiety. We offer three types:

Intravenous (IV) Sedation

IV sedation is administered intravenously and closely monitored throughout treatment. This method is typically reserved for those undergoing oral surgery or lengthy dental procedures. Because sedatives are administered directly into the bloodstream, intravenous sedation has a rapid onset and causes extreme relaxation. Under IV sedation, you will remain responsive but will have very little memory of the experience. For this reason, IV sedation is also referred to as conscious sedation. 

Further Reading

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is another type of conscious sedation offered at our dental practice. Under this sedation dentistry technique, sedative drugs are taken at a predetermined time before your appointment. Depending on your needs, you may be given anti-anxiety medications or sedative medications that induce a deep state of relaxation during your procedure. Oral sedation can be combined with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to deepen the relaxing effects. 

Further Reading

Nitrous Oxide

We also offer nitrous oxide, a mild sedative that is inhaled and wears off quickly. Nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas, is inhaled through a mask while you sit in the dentist's chair. One of the benefits of nitrous oxide is its rapid onset and dissipation. Because the effects wear off within minutes, visitors receiving nitrous oxide do not need to plan a ride or ask a friend or loved one to accompany them. Nitrous oxide can be combined with IV or oral conscious medication to achieve optimal relaxation. 

Further Reading

Are You a Candidate for Sedation? 

Sedation dentistry might be a good option for patients:

Undergoing Complex Treatment

Sedation dentistry may be appropriate for a range of procedures, from dental implants to root canal therapy. We offer comprehensive dentistry and our patients can choose oral sedation, IV sedation, or laughing gas for a multitude of procedures.

With Physical Discomfort 

Dental sedation offers increased comfort for those suffering from neck or back problems, or conditions like arthritis, that are exacerbated by the examination setting.

Who Have a Sensitive Gag Reflex

An increased sensitivity to gagging can complicate your care and extend the length of your visit. Sedation dentistry can help those with sensitive gag reflexes undergo treatment more quickly and comfortably. 

Imagine relaxing throughout treatment...

Young woman resting head on arm and smiling
Sedation can give you an entirely new perspective on visiting your dentist.

"I Had Little to No Pain at All"

1

Lydia Mudd

2020

Google logo

I had two extractions done this afternoon and the staff and Dr.Stofer made me feel so comfortable.  I was well taken care of. I was nervous about my procedures but I was put at ease right away. I had little to no pain at all. Which was wonderful! I highly recommend going to Dental Solutions for your dental needs from now on.

View On Google
1

Z P

2019

Google logo

I was so impressed by everyone in the office. Smiling faces and super caring staff made for a great visit. Definitely felt at ease that my 13 year old son was getting top notch care. I appreciate that the experience wasn’t a scary one for him. Looking forward to his next visit in 6 months.

View On Google

Dental Solutions

Dental Solutions has been providing high-tech, family-friendly dentistry to the community for nearly 20 years. We are affiliated with various noteworthy organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Kosciusko County Dental Society
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Society

To visit our highly rated dental office, call us at (574) 269-1199 or request an appointment online.

How Can We Help? Today

Custom Take-Home Whitening Trays with Whitening Gel for $25.00

* ​For New Patients Only in the Month of October 2020

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite

Warsaw Office

3505 N State Rd 15
Ste A
Warsaw, IN 46582

Closed Today

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Tell us a bit about yourself...

(574) 269-1199 Send a message