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East Indy Dental Care

Dr Sarah LeClere, DDS

Dr. Sarah LeClere, DDS

“Many people ask me why I would ever want to be a dentist. The answer is simple: I truly LOVE what I do. I love the work, I love my patients and I love feeling as if I am making a difference in people’s lives.”

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The office staff is friendly and efficient. My new patient paperwork went fast. The dental hygienists are great and I love the doctor. Definitely glad I went, very professional.
Teresa Barber
I took my daughter who is 11. She has had experiences with other D.D.S that have been very negative . So have I . Ranging from being rude,impatient ,non responsive to needs feeling as though she was just another person that needed to be in and out of the chair asap .At times she was scared not wanting to return. But ..THIS D.D.S WAS THE OPPOSITE OF ALL THAT ! She told me she felt good about returning and wasn't scared . The dentist made her feel welcomed and explained things to her not just to me. She had a question after the dentist left the room and I said we will ask next time. The assistant said what's your question . To me this is very important sign that they care. I'm very happy we found this place. This is very important to me and by far THE MOST IMPORTANT, she needs a PROCEDURE that I CANT AFFORD. INSURANCE WONT Pay FOR ALL OF IT . AND IF NOT DONE . IT is going to IMPACT HER for the REST of HER LIFE. They found a way to do something temporarily so I can save and have it done in the future. And it's something my insurance will pay for . I've never ever had options like this my whole entire life or through any d.d.s for any of my kids . I'd give them 10 stars of I could.read more
Georgia Osman
This place is the best! The staff is super friendly, they really care about you being comfortable, are down to earth, and are very good and efficient at what they do. I highly recommend giving this place a go if you're in need of some dental care.
Dustin Strole
Thorough, kind, and knowledgable. Everything you could want from a dental experience! They always checked the price and explained everything before doing it so there was full transparency. The TV on the ceiling is a nice touch during a long cleaning! Glad to have found the wonderful hygienists and dentist here.
Alex Stark
My first visit here was not the best, I had a filling done and after my filling, my tooth was very sensitive and I had to go to another dentist to get that sensitivity fixed. The dentist did reach out to me and offered to fix the issue but I had already gone to another place. I did appreciate her reaching out. When I first came here, this establishment was in the middle of a move to a new office and things were a little bit fresh and I think the staff was getting used to their new surroundings and settling in. I have since come back to this dental office and the staff are very friendly and my dental hygienist was awesome. I wanted to come back because I live in Irvington and wanted to go to a dental office close to my home so I decided to give this place another shot. Even with my prior not so great review of this establishment, the dentist was still very kind to me and didn't make it awkward. I genuinely enjoyed my visit. I learned from this that not everything is black and white and sometimes you just have to give things a second shot. I will be coming back. Thanks East Indy dental!read more
Stefanie Marianné Wilson
Great with both adults and kids. Starting our little one out already excited to go to the dentist. They are thorough, efficient, and everyone is so friendly. And there are TVs both on the wall and ceiling which never hurts.
Karen Sherman
Always a great experience. I love that they're thorough and talk you through the process, especially since I have anxiety with past traumatic dental experiences.
leialoha kamai
They removed all of my wisdom teeth and taken my X-rays and cleaned my teeth for a while now. All the ladies are so friendly, genuine, gentle, and efficient and the facility is very comfortable and clean. I have never had a negative experience and recommend them to anyone looking for a great dentist
Ali Kohlmeyer
All I can say is that they treat you very kind . They are very laid back and down to earth. You can rock a purple Mohawk and be covered in tats .. or look like a Lawyer you will be treated the absolute same .. They all seem to truly love what they do and because you feel that your automatically relaxed. No one wants to go to the dentist but if you are looking for a group who know what they are doing and care then choosing this place is your best bet.read more
Victoria mimms
I don't usually write business reviews, but if you are looking for dental services I wholeheartedly recommend East Indy Dental. Dr. LeClere and the entire staff were knowledgable, kind, helpful, and professional, and they eased a lot of my anxiety about visiting the dentist.I went for a checkup late last year, during which they did a full evaluation and took time to explain to me what issues they found, how they happen and what it means for my dental health, and what would be required to address them. They ran my insurance and sat and explained the costs associated with the procedures and answered all of my questions. Yesterday I went back to have some cavities filled, and the process was surprisingly painless–both in the chair and at the checkout counter–and I slept much better last night knowing that those issues had been fixed.I've had bad experiences with dentists and orthodontists in the past, and I'm diabetic so I know all about hidden fees and the various kinds of uncertainty that often accompany treatment procedures. The staff went out of their way to avoid all of the above, and I'm grateful for that. My experience with East Indy Dental was very easy and positive, and I've already recommended them to several friends.read more
Derek Hollenberg

Quality Dental Care in Eastern Indianapolis, Indiana

Welcome to East Indy Dental Care!

As your Indianapolis dentist, we provide comprehensive dental care while proudly serving the Eastside of Indianapolis and surrounding communities.

East Indy Dental Care is conveniently located on Washington Street (US 40), in between South Arlington Avenue and South Emerson Avenue in downtown Irvington. Our office address is 5607 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219.

We take a professional, yet relaxed approach to treating our dental patients.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 317-375-2273 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY TAKING WALK-INS.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

Why Choose to East Indy Dental Care?

  • A Hassle-Free Environment

  • Convenient Appointment Times

  • Comfortable Care Options

  • Same-Day Treatment

  • Acceptance of Most Dental Insurances

We happily treat patients of just about any age. Whether you are looking for a new family dentist, or just have an emergency tooth ache, we will treat you with respect and address your concerns promptly with affordable treatment options.

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We believe that co-diagnosis helps our patients take ownership of their personal oral health without feeling as if the dentist is talking down to them. Using state-of-the-art intraoral imagery and x-rays, we let you see your own teeth and gums on a large screen so that you and the dentist can discuss your oral health together.

Many times, conditions such as decay or a chipped tooth are easily visible when viewing the intraoral photos. By reviewing the diagnostic images and x-rays together with the dentist, you will have a better understanding of your own oral health, and can make a well informed decision on how to take care of it.

How Can We Help You?

I Don’t Like My Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry

I’m Afraid of the Dentist

Sedation Dentistry

I Need New Teeth

Restorative Dentistry

My Child Needs a New Dentist

Pediatric Dentistry

Most Popular Questions & Services

Lady With ToothacheWe strive to be the best emergency dentist Indianapolis has to offer. East Indy Dental Care always has you covered. We offer same day emergency dental appointments to both new and existing patients at our Eastside Indianapolis dental office location.

Many individuals head to the nearest emergency room when they have a dental emergency. Some do so because they lack insurance to pay for the care they need, yet others do so because they feel this is the best option when they are in pain or experience a trauma to the teeth.

It seems a dental emergency never happens at a convenient time. It’s often over the weekend, on a holiday, or after the dentist has closed for the day…

Our emergency dentist in Indianapolis accepts walk-ins and offers same day treatment options to get patients back to normal in the shortest time possible. Providing relief from any pain the patient is experiencing remains the top priority in these situations, and our emergency dentist in Indianapolis offers affordable exams for toothaches and broken teeth.

Studies consistently show poor oral health or periodontal disease often leads to problems in other parts of the body such as heart and lungs. For example, researchers now know that periodontal disease interferes with the body’s ability to control blood sugar, and high blood sugar leaves a body more prone to infection in the gums and elsewhere.

When one disease is controlled, however, the other becomes easier to manage. For this reason, every individual needs to make oral health a top priority in their life, and our dental practice can be of assistance. Following are some of the many dental services we offer.

Thanks to the increased focus on the importance of oral health, more individuals are now choosing to see their dentist, and this holds true for most age groups.

In fact, 60%  of adults between the ages of 20 – 65 report they have been to the dentist in the past 12 months, according to the National Center for Dental and Craniofacial Research. Of those between the ages of 12 – 19, 73% have seen a dentist in the past year.

Numbers tend to decrease the older a person gets, with only 50 percent of seniors 65 and older stating they have been to the dentist in the previous twelve months, but they aren’t the only group to be concerned about.

Roughly half of children between the ages of 2 – 5 have yet to be seen by a dentist in Indianapolis, and this must change. Children need to visit a dentist once their primary teeth begin coming in, which ensures there are no preventable issues that come up. Scheduling a dental appointment early on can also help a child learn fundamental oral care habits which will help reduce dental problems in the future.

Our Indianapolis dentist can be of help in caring for the teeth and gums, regardless of what age a person is, and we work to promote good oral hygiene at home to prevent problems before they occur. Whether you and your family are in need of a hygiene appointment, or wisdom teeth need to be removed, our staff is ready to help in a relaxed and compassionate atmosphere with our general dentistry servivces.

Child Dental PatientAs mentioned previously, children need to see the dentist when their teeth first start coming in, and certainly no later than their first birthday. Children who begin seeing a dentist at an early age are more comfortable going in the future, and problems spotted early are easier to fix.

In addition to cleanings and exams, dentists often recommend sealants for the child’s teeth, as they help to prevent decay. Fluoride treatments may be needed to ensure the teeth are healthy, and the dentist or hygienist works with the child on oral hygiene to ensure he or she knows how to care for their teeth so that they last a lifetime.

Parents frequently have questions concerning how to care for their child’s teeth, such as how to clean a baby’s teeth or what to do in the event of a toothache. The pediatric dentist answers these and numerous other questions, as well as concerns about bottles, pacifiers other oral devices, diet, nutrition, and more.

Our staff works with parents to ensure all of their questions and concerns are addressed, as we recognize the importance of early dental care. Our goal is to make the process comfortable for your child, so they never put off obtaining the oral care they need in the future.

Restorative dentistry is the practice of bringing your missing or damaged teeth back to a sound state, as if nothing ever happened. When a tooth is cracked, or decay has eroded some or much of the tooth’s enamel, a dentist can restore it to it’s most natural and fully functioning state by use of a tooth-colored dental filling.

Having a filling requires our dentist to first numb the tooth, so that your experience is as pain-free as possible. Then, we will remove the decay from the tooth. After all the decay is removed, we will reconstruct the tooth with a super strong filling material and light cure it so that it hardens. After some minor adjusting of the bite, you will be on your way.

Metal fillings of the past may be replaced with composite, tooth-colored fillings also, so this is an option every patient should consider if he/she has older, metal fillings that are starting to break down or look unattractive.

If there isn’t enough tooth structure to support a filling and restore a tooth properly, then generally a crown is highly recommended. A crown is a lab-made synthetic tooth, often consisting of all porcelain, metal fused to porcelain, or gold, which is permanently cemented on top of your reduced tooth. Crowns are often made of tooth colored porcelain in order to look as natural and life-like as possible.

Missing teeth can be unattractive, but thankfully, dentures in Indianapolis and dental bridges offer a solution to this common problem. Full dentures, partial dentures, or dental bridges are usually a fantastic option to replace a single or multiple missing teeth, as they look natural and improve the smile with just a few trips to our office.

Full dentures replace all teeth at the same time, and the dentures are created to match the patient’s facial profile. Normal functioning is returned to the smile when this option is selected. Partial dentures function in a similar manner, but are used when only a few teeth are missing. Replacing missing teeth can help you to eat and enjoy your meals again, and there are also numerous health benefits from properly chewing and digesting your food.

We understand that when a toothache happens, it’s an awful experience. If you need a tooth pulled or extracted, we can help. Our highly trained dentist performs most extractions and oral surgery on-site. That way, you don’t have to go anywhere else to have a tooth removed.

Contact our office today to begin the process of restoring your chewing function and/or your smile.

People tend to judge a person on their appearance, although most will say they don’t. First impressions truly do matter, and a person’s smile plays a role in what others think of them. With the help of cosmetic dental procedures, everyone can have a smile they love. Procedures that may be of benefit to a patient include teeth whitening, crowns, veneers and more.

A cosmetic dentist in Indianapolis can also help to improve a patient’s oral health. Many associate cosmetic procedures with aesthetics, yet a beautiful smile encourages a person to pay more attention to their dental hygiene.

In addition, problems with the teeth and gums can lead to health issues. For example, misaligned teeth may lead to headaches and gum disease may increase a woman’s risk of early delivery of their baby or result in low birth weight. As a result, everyone should work to ensure their oral health is all that it can be, and cosmetic dental procedures can be of help with this.

According to Colgate.com, 9{6a63f517a49f327b6763276d8c9614478261a86f8df81b004b23a95d8463f393} – 15{6a63f517a49f327b6763276d8c9614478261a86f8df81b004b23a95d8463f393} percent of Americans avoid the dentist because they are afraid. That works out to approximately 30 to 40 million Americans who are putting their general health at risk.

With the help of sedation dentistry, any individual can reduce their fear and anxiety to allow them to get the necessary dental work completed. Patients find they can choose between oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide to ease their dental fearfulness.

Oral conscious sedation comes in the form of a pill, and the dose is dependent on the patient. The pill is normally taken about an hour before the appointment to allow the patient to relax, and larger doses may be given for a more pronounced sedation effect.

Nitrous oxide, often known as laughing gas, is provided while the patient is in the chair, and the dentist can control the amount of sedation at any time. This is the only form of sedation that allows a patient to drive immediately after their appointment.

Talk to the dentist to determine which dental sedation option is right for you for any given procedure, as our goal is to ensure you are relaxed and comfortable at all times. You can count on us to reduce your fears when having dental work completed.

We’d Love to Meet You!

Many individuals hesitate to go to the dentist simply because they fear a lecture on the proper care of their teeth. This is never the case when you come to our office. Our experienced staff members work with you to ensure your oral health is the best it can be now and in the future. The past is the past, and we only look forward.

Our pain-free dental services ensure everyone is comfortable while having work done, and our convenient hours make it easy for everyone to get the care they need. Contact us today for an appointment. We’ll be happy to develop a treatment plan that you feel comfortable with and one that addresses any dental issues you are currently experiencing so you have a great smile you love to share.

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