Sedation Dentistry: Making Your Visit Fly By

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Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you feel ill? Do you start looking for any excuse to delay your visit? You are not the only person to suffer from dental anxiety, and we would love to help you through it. To help make your visit more comfortable, we can offer our patients three different forms of sedation dentistry: nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation.

Nitrious Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, this sedative gas is mixed with oxygen and you can inhale it through a mask during your treatment to help you relax. It may not put you to sleep, but it can help to relieve any discomfort you may feel. It can be very safe and is commonly used. You should remain alert through your treatment.

Oral Sedation occurs when we may have you take an oral medication before your treatment. You should still be awake but relaxed for your appointment.

IV Sedation is when the medication can be directly injected into your veins. It can allow our dentists to give you a deeper form of sedation, and you may be less aware of your procedure. You could feel so relaxed that you may fall asleep. You may require some recovery time after receiving this kind of sedation, however.

If you would like to know more about the different forms of sedation dentistry in LaPlace, Louisiana, you are welcome to call Louisiana Dental Center at (985) 652-8767. We want to help you care for your smile.