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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Whitlock uses the latest dental technologies to ensure a

comfortable and anxiety-free visit

for you and your family.

Our desire is to help you relax and enjoy your trip to the dentist.  If you or your family members have felt anxiety during dental visits, we welcome the opportunity to provide you a carefree experience.  Using the latest advancements in dental care, Sedation Dentistry allows you to rest with minimal anxiety while we perform your dentistry.

 

Whether you need a cavity filled, dentures fitted, treatment for sore gums, cosmetic procedures to whiten your teeth or fix a chipped tooth, you'll be amazed at how much dental work can be accomplished while you are calmly sedated.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who should try sedation dentistry?

Most people who avoid the dentist suffer from paralyzing fear, probably connected to an unpleasant experience. Some put off going to the dentist because they simply don’t have the time, while others have a low pain tolerance or resistance to the numbing injections most dentists use. Additional reasons may include dental patients who can’t control a gag reflex or are too embarrassed about the condition of their teeth. No matter what your reason, there’s no need to feel embarrassed. At Todd Whitlock Dentistry we often see patients who have not been to a dentist in years. It’s not unusual for us to see patients who require extensive, complex treatment. But with Sedation Dentistry, we can usually accomplish complete care and restoration in fewer comfortable, anxiety free visits.

2. Will I be unconscious?

There are varying degrees of sedation available. We offer oral conscious sedation, which is as simple as taking a pill allowing you to be conscious and responsive throughout the procedure. However, you’ll remain in a deeply relaxed state, so you won’t be nervous or fidgety. There will be minimal anxiety, you won’t be aware of sounds or smells around you, and you'll remember very little from the appointment. When the procedure is complete, you’ll feel totally relaxed and it’ll seem like only a few minutes have passed.

3. Is Sedation Dentistry safe?

Throughout your visit our experienced clinical team will monitor your vital signs. You’ll receive compassionate, attentive care that will make you feel like you’re getting a spa treatment. The best part will come when you look in the mirror and see your healthy, happy smile.

4. How long will it take?

Depending on the condition of your teeth, your appointment could last up to four hours.

5. Do I need someone with me?

Because you’ll need to take a pill before you leave home, someone must accompany you to and from the dentist’s office. Although you’ll feel completely refreshed when the procedure is over, you’ll still be under the effects of sedation.

6. How do I get started?

Our friendly staff is waiting to hear from you. First, we need to gather some information regarding your health. Then we’ll discuss your specific needs and desires. Once you’ve talked with Dr. Whitlock and his caring team, you’ll wonder why you waited so long. 

Dr. Whitlock

Dr. Whitlock — The confidence of expert treatment

Dr. Whitlock is a genuine Hoosier. Born in Marion, Indiana, he graduated from Marion High School in 1981. Following high school, he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Indiana University in 1985. In pursuit of his dream to serve others as a dentist, Dr. Whitlock trained at Indiana University School of Dentistry, graduating in 1989. That same year, he opened his doors to serve patients throughout the Bloomington area. Dr. Whitlock is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and pursuing his accreditation with this highly regarded organization.  Earning accreditation with the AACD demands a rigorous examination process along with precise clinical skills. 

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I consider it a great privilege to serve patients throughout our community. 

Because we believe you deseRve to have full confidence in your dentist, we continually invest in state of the art technology and leading edge dental training.  Our passion is providing you and your family exceptional care and expert treatment.

Todd Whitlock

Cosmetic Dentistry

Precision Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Whitlock and his team would like to offer you a Free Advanced Smile Consultation.  In less than one hour, he and his team will provide you with all the options for the smile you deserve.

 

Focusing on precision cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Whitlock joins clinical and technical expertise to design and create the smile you want. Precision cosmetic dentistry requires specific and extensive training beyond dental school.  With Dr. Whitlock, you get the confidence you deserve with a cosmetic dentist at your service.

 

 

How does a free advanced

smile CONSULTATION work?

1

Contact our office to set up an appointment.  Mention Free Advanced Smile Consultation when you call or fill out the form below.

2

We will welcome you to our practice and ask you a few questions to help us better understand your goals for your smile.

3

Dr. Whitlock will complete an exam of your oral health and aesthetics.  We will then be able to discuss all available treatment options, expected results and the financial investment.

4

Your visit will take less than an hour and you will receive a great understanding of the beautiful possibilities for your smile.

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