Sedation dentistry is an approach to dental care that focuses on providing a relaxing experience for the patient. It is a great option if you are anxious about an upcoming dental procedure or have had previous bad experiences. Sedation dentistry makes going to the Dentist in Baton Rouge, LA easier because it helps you stay calm and relaxed before and during your appointment. It also allows you to get get more of the dental work you need completed in one visit.

Sedatives can be administered orally, intravenously, or topically. 

Types of Sedation Dentistry

There are three types of sedation used in dentistry:

  • Oral sedation is a medication that you take orally before your appointment. Oral sedation induces a relaxed, calm, and drowsy feeling.
  • Nitrous oxide, sometimes called laughing gas, is administered through a mask and induces a calming, relaxed feeling.
  • IV sedation is administered through an IV and induces a deeply relaxed, sleepy feeling.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

Sedation dentistry is a great option for patients who have dental anxiety or special needs. For anyone with paralyzing dental anxiety, sedation dentistry is the only way you’ll be able to receive the care you need. For patients who have difficulty sitting still for long periods of time, sedation dentistry can minimize anxiety.

Our dentist uses sedation dentistry to help patients feel calm and relaxed during their dental treatments. Some patients feel they prefer sedation dentistry over traditional methods, and sedation dentistry may even be covered by your dental insurance plan.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Sedation dentistry is perfectly safe. Our dentist only uses modern, state-of-the-art sedation dentistry solutions. For oral conscious sedation, we use medication that is usually taken about an hour before your appointment. You’ll feel drowsy and will have no memory of your dental appointment. With nitrous oxide sedation, you’ll breathe in a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide, which is a mild sedative. You’ll feel calm, relaxed, and at ease throughout your dental appointment.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?

Yes, sedation dentistry is safe for children! Children can benefit from sedation dentistry in the same way adults can. Both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation options can effectively help your child relax during their dental appointment and receive the dental care they need.

Some children, especially younger ones, may not ever have experienced dental care before. As a result, their fear of the dental office could be so strong that they simply refuse to go. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious dental problems down the road that could have been avoided. Instead, children can benefit from sedation dentistry to help them relax during their appointment.

To find out more about the dental services we offer at College Family Dentistry, call (225) 926-4640 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 4616 Concord Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

Location

4616 Concord Ave,
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Office Hours

MON - TUE7:00 am-4:00 pm

WED9:00 am-6:00 pm

THU7:00 am-4:00 pm

FRI7:00 am-2:00 pm

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