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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? 

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.

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. 

Contact Us And 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

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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. 

Patients Feel Truly Comfortable At Our Warsaw, IN, Office

"My hygienist Brenda got me in right on time. She was most courteous and answered all my questions. She made me feel very comfortable. Dr Stofer checked me (and my x-rays) over and thoroughly explained the dental work I needed. Together we worked out a plan to get it completed. It was a great experience!" Joy McCarthy Sessing, 5-Star Google Review

Is Sedation Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

The answer depends on the dental procedure that you need.
Your plan may still pay for some of the costs of sedation dentistry if deemed medically necessary, such as for oral surgery.
Typically though, sedation is rarely covered, because it is considered optional. You do have another choice, however. We accept in-house and CareCredit® financing to make treatment possible for our patients.
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Making Sedation Dentistry Affordable On Any Budget

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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

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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 

15% of adults avoid regular dental care due to dental anxiety

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. 

Sedation Dentistry Can Make Results Like These Possible

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Before Smile Makeover
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After Smile Makeover
Dr. Stofer and our caring Warsaw team have helped patients like you achieve long-desired results, all with the help of sedation dentistry. For instance, this patient wanted to make her smile look brighter and younger. We achieved her goals with three-unit bridges and crowns. Contact us to learn more about how we make treatment more accessible.

Feel Excited About Your Smile Again At Our Welcoming Office

You don't have to feel embarrassed about your smile — or your fear of going to the dentist. The understanding team at Dental Solutions sees patients with the same concerns as you every day.

We're here to help you, not judge — and we're excited to show you all the options sedation dentistry can reveal. Whether you've been putting off your cleanings or you have difficulty with missing teeth, sedation dentistry can cover a wide area of procedures. It can even be used during cosmetic treatments, like teeth whitening.

The healthy, happy smile you've always wanted can be within your reach. If you're ready to learn more, contact our friendly Warsaw office staff or call:

(574) 269-1199

Curious About Sedation Dentistry?

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Warsaw patients visit our dentistry practice for truly individualized care. That includes transparent explanations and calming options like oral sedation to give you treatment tailored to your needs.

"Never Had a Better Experience!" How Our Warsaw Office Stands out


Anna Hornish


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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!

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Laura Herring


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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!!

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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...

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Sedation can give you an entirely new perspective on visiting your dentist.

"I had little to no pain at all." Hear From Real Patients


Lydia Mudd


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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.

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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.

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Dental Solutions

Dental Solutions has been providing high-tech, family-friendly dentistry to the community for over 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.

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"Fantastic staff from making my 1st appointment on the phone, extremely friendly, great cleaning and very knowledgeable! Dr. Bill is very personable & put me at ease, we made a dental plan for some extensive dental work I’ve been putting off. Found my new dental home at Dental Solutions, feeling very comfortable & welcomed!
Thank You!"

Renee T.

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