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Scared of the Dentist | Sedation Dentist Near Me

Scared of the Dentist | Sedation Dentist Near Me

Do you struggle with dental anxiety? If you, you are not alone:

"Between 5% and 8% of Americans avoid dentists out of fear, estimates Peter Milgrom, DDS, director of the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle and author of Treating Fearful Dental Patients. A higher percentage, perhaps 20%, experiences enough anxiety that they will go to the dentist only when absolutely necessary, Milgrom tells WebMD. Milgrom's dental practice specializes in fearful patients. About two-thirds of them relate their fear to a bad experience in the dentist's office, Milgrom says. Another third have other issues for which fear of dentists can be an unpleasant side effect, such as various mood or anxiety disorderssubstance abuse, or posttraumatic stress. Fear of dentists stems not so much from the experience of pain as from the lack of control that patients experience in the dentist's chair, says Ellen Rodino, Ph…
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Wisdom Tooth Surgery | What to Expect

Wisdom Tooth Surgery | What to Expect 

During the procedure Your dentist or oral surgeon may use a couple of different sedation dentistry options, depending on the expected complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction and your comfort level. Sedation Dentistry options offered by LADD Dental Group include: Local anesthesia. Your dentist or oral surgeon administers local anesthesia with one or more injections near the site of each extraction. Before you receive an injection, your dentist or surgeon will likely apply a substance to your gums to numb them. You're awake during the tooth extraction. Although you'll feel some pressure and movement, you shouldn't experience pain. Nitrous Oxide. In our extraction video below, you will see that the patient is using Nitrous Oxide to help them relax and remain comfortable during the procedure.Sedation anesthesia. Your dentist or oral surgeon gives you sedation anesthesia through an intravenous (IV) line in your arm. Sedation anesthesia sup…

Impacted Wisdom Teeth | Dental Surgery

Impacted Wisdom Teeth | Dental Surgery

"Impacted wisdom teethis a disorder where the third molars (wisdom teeth) are prevented from erupting into the mouth. This can be caused by a physical barrier, such as other teeth, or when the tooth is angled away from a vertical position.[1] Completely unerupted wisdom teeth usually result in no symptoms, although they can sometimes develop cysts or neoplasms. Partially erupted wisdom teeth can develop cavities or pericoronitis. Removal of impacted wisdom teeth is advised in the case of certain pathologies, such as nonrestorable caries or cysts. 

Wisdom teeth likely become impacted because of a mismatch between the size of the teeth and the size of the jaw. Impacted wisdom teeth are classified by their direction of impaction, their depth compared to the biting surface of adjacent teeth and the amount of the tooth's crown that extends through gum tissue or bone. Impacted wisdom teeth can also be classified by the presence or absence of sym…

Wisdom Tooth Extraction | Painless Dental Surgery

Wisdom Tooth Extraction | Painless Dental Surgery

I just had my impacted wisdom tooth extracted this past week and I wanted to talk about my overall experience with the procedure and the healing process.  
Here is my Facebook Post from the day of the dental procedure: "❤️Heartfelt thank you to Dr. David Geiger and Andrea Willis for taking such good care of me today. Not gunna lie I was a little nervous this morning, but in the end, there was absolutely nothing to worry about!" 
The day of my wisdom tooth surgery, I was a little nervous. Dr. Geiger recommended that I use Nitrous Oxide to help me relax during the procedure. At LADD Dental Group, we offer multiple forms of sedation dentistry, but I felt like Nitrous was the best sedation dentistry option for me.  
During the procedure I didn't feel any pain. There were certain times that I felt pressure and could feel them applying force to get the tooth out, but I never felt pain. Dr. Geiger made sure I was comfortable to enti…

Free Dental Day | LADD Dental Group

Free Dental Day in McCordsville 

LADD Dental Group will be hosting their 15th Free Dental Day on Monday, November 18th from 8-1pm! We will be doing free dental fillings and extractions, and this event is open to the public! Our Free Dental Day setup is a first come, first serve format!



We feel very strongly about our Free Dental Day because we believe in our mission of service! We have been putting patients and families first since we were founded back in 1978, and we love having the opportunity to give back to the McCordsville and surrounding Indianapolis communities! 



We at LADD Dental Group, pride ourselves on being good community advocates and the Kokomo Head Start Program and Free Dental Day are just a few examples of how we are trying to do our part! Give us a call today and experience the LADD Dental difference!



Affordable Dental Implants Indy | LADD Dental Group

Affordable Dental Implant Options in Indy

You are interested in learning more about affordable dental implant options near Indianapolis! At LADD Dental Group of McCordsville, our dental implant specialist, Dr. Rajkumar, would love to go over the many options that we have available, to give you the smile that you have always wanted! 




Dental Implants are the most natural feeling and functioning tooth replacement option on the market, and the technology is only getting better! We always want to give our patients the smile of their dreams, so give us a call so we can figure out together the best treatment option to make that happen!





Give us a call today, and learn more about what affordable #dental #implants can do for you and your smile! #LADD #Dental 


Affordable #dental #implants are just what you have been waiting for! Give our team of dental implant specialists a call today, and start smiling with confidence! 


Indy Family Dentist | LADD Dental Group

Indy Family Dentist | LADD Dental Group

Looking for family dental care near Indy? Give Dr. David Geiger and his team at LADD Dental Group of McCordsville a call today. They accept almost all insurance, accept emergency and walk-in appointments, and provide comprehensive general and family dental care!     

About Dr. David Geiger:  

Dr. Geiger was born and raised right here in Indianapolis! David and his family grew up in the Geist area and are still highly active in the local community. David attended Amy Beverland Elementary School, Belzer Middle School, and Lawrence Central High School. He grew up playing little league baseball at Oakland Youth Organization and also played both basketball and baseball at Lawrence Central High School. David then went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Minors in Biochemistry and French from DePauw University! From there, David went on to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he received his DMD diploma and was named to…