It has been estimated that 3 out of every 10 American adults avoids visits to the dentist because of fear and anxiety. Dental phobia is a serious condition that prevents people from getting the dental care they need. Without routine visits to the dentist office, patients can face tooth loss, gum disease, and oral cancers.
Dr. Amy Marckese opened the DentalSpa in Indianapolis, IN to help patients have a new outlook on visiting the dentist. Our office is designed to be relaxing and comfortable and looks, smell, or sounds nothing like a traditional dentist office. We offer complimentary spa amenities, nitrous oxide, and spend one-on-one time with patients to understand their personal concerns and to help them feel at ease.
Anxiety Free Dentistry in Indianapolis, IN
One of the ways that patients can feel the most comfortable is by having a fundamental understanding of their condition and treatment. Dr. Marckese takes time with each patient to fully explain why dental problems are happening and what she can do to fix them.
In addition, our staff is well trained to answer most of your questions including questions you might have about dental insurance or payment options. Our goal is to make your and your family’s experience as stress-free and easy as possible. If there is anything special we can do to make that happen, please let us know.
At DentalSpa, we like to practice general dentistry with an anxiety-free approach, helping patients feel calm, confident and in control while they receive treatment through a variety of means. With all of our spa amenities, you might forget you’re at the dentist. We have a professional masseuse to provide massages and paraffin wax treatment.
Our treatment rooms have TV and music with personal noise-canceling headphones. For many, this can reduce their anxious feelings and enable them to overcome dental fears without sedation. We’ll also send you home with a milkshake or smoothie after treatment!
We offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to help you feel more relaxed during your procedure. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a special nose piece. You will remain awake and alert throughout treatment. Nitrous oxide is extremely safe and is only effective while you are inhaling it.
Once the nose piece is removed, the effects of the laughing gas disappear and you will be able to continue with the rest of your day.
Dental Sedation: Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone get dental sedation options?
Yes, anyone who wants to feel more relaxed and calm at the dentist can elect to receive dental sedation. Dr. Amy may recommend sedation to ensure your comfort during your dental treatments. In many situations, patients can receive multiple procedures during one visit while being sedated.
Is inhaling Nitrous Oxide safe?
Yes, Nitrous Oxide sedation is extremely effective and safe if administered in a clean dental office by a certified professional. We have extensive experience providing both types of sedation options in a safe setting.
Is sedation dentistry covered by insurance?
General anesthesia may be covered by your insurance plan as it may be a medical necessity. Although, always make sure to talk to your insurance plan provider to confirm coverage, and get pre-approval if possible. You can also give us a call for more specific information relating to your specific policy provider.
How long does dental sedation take to wear off?
Dental sedation can take up to 24 hours for its effects to fully wear off. This varies based on the amount used, and the way that the patient responds to being sedated. Most patients begin to feel back to normal after a couple of hours.
What should you do before being sedated?
Before being sedated patients should be sure to avoid eating for at least 8 hours prior to the procedure. Patients may drink water but should stop at least 2 hours prior. It is important to have an empty stomach for sedation to work effectively.
Can you eat after sedation?
After dental sedation patients are advised to wait to eat until the effects begin to wear off. While effects of sedation are still active, patients are more likely to bite their lip or cheek. Patients may choose to stick to a soft diet during this time so they do not need to chew.
Schedule a Dental Exam with our Dentist in Indianapolis, IN
If you are looking for a comprehensive family dentist in Indianapolis, IN near you, please contact us to schedule a dental exam with Dr. Amy Marckese. call us at 317-207-7171 or schedule an appointment online.