Sedation Dentistry

Do you have dental anxiety or fear? This can help you!

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

A relaxing and pain-free way to visit your trusted dentist in Indianapolis.

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What kind of sedation do dentists use?

Our Indy dentist, Dr. Jiyun Thompson, offers two types of sedation dentistry options to help your mind and body completely relax:

With our dental sedation, you will remain awake during your appointment, but time will go by quicker, you won’t feel any pain, and you may even forget you’re at the dentist’s office.

Is sedation dentistry right for me?

You may benefit from sedation dentistry in Indianapolis if you:

  • Experience dental anxiety or fear
  • Need or want multiple treatments completed at one visit
  • Cannot sit still for long periods of time
  • Have a hard time getting or staying numb from anaesthetics
  • Want an anxiety-free experience

At Thompson Family Dental at Nora, you can trust we always have your back. As a member of our dental family, we promise to listen to your needs, desires, and fears, and give you exceptional, personalized dentistry in return.

Which Type of Dental Sedation Is Right for You?

Discover the difference between nitrous oxide vs. oral sedation.

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, offers a light level of sedation. You inhale the gas through a nosepiece, and within 2-3 minutes, you will feel a full-body euphoria of relaxation. Our team will monitor and adjust your level of gas to keep you comfortable. After your appointment, you will be able to drive yourself home.

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Oral Sedation

Oral sedation provides mild to moderate levels of sedation, depending on your prescribed dosage by Dr. Thompson. This anti-anxiey medication is often taken before and during your appointment. You can expect a calming, drowsy effect with possible tingling sensations. After the procedure, you will need someone to drive you home, and you may not remember the appointment.

Both of our sedation options are safe, effective, and do not require needles for administration.

To help determine which level of sedation is right for you, contact our office today.

Dr. Thompson and Amanda are the best! They've always treated me so nicely and are both extremely gentle and always ask how I'm doing and make sure I'm comfortable. It took me a lot to work up the courage to schedule my first appt due to previous bad experiences at a younger age. I won't go anywhere else now. Thank you!

Wendy P., Actual Patient

Have Questions About Sedation Dentistry?

  • How much does sedation dentistry cost?

    The cost for sedation dentistry varies depending on the type of sedative, procedure(s) needed, insurance coverage, and more.

    For an exact quote, please contact our office.

    We understand one reason why you may have dental anxiety or avoid the dentist is because of costs. Hopefully, we can help you end that by joining our dental family.

    We offer personalized treatment plans with budget-friendly options, including our in-house membership plan for patients without dental insurance.

  • Is dental sedation safe?

    Yes. Dental sedation is safe when performed and monitored by a trained and experiened dentist, like Dr. Thompson.


  • Can you feel pain when sedated?

    No. Dr. Thompson will use a combination of sedation and anaesthetic to keep you pain-free throughout your appointment.

Ready to Put Your Dental Fears to Rest?

Our friendly dental team is excited to help you get the dental care you deserve!

Serving neighborhoods throughout Indiana, including:
  • Nora

  • Indianapolis

  • Carmel

  • Broad Ripple