Sedation Dentistry Destrehan, LA

Sedation Dentistry An Overview

Dental fear is one of the leading reasons patients don’t visit the dentist. Having a reasonable amount of anxiety about visiting the dentist is a normal reaction for many patients. However, when fear and anxiety are preventing you from visiting the dentist, then it may be time to explore your options.

At Plantation Road Dental Care, our entire dental team understands that dental fear and anxiety can be a complicated phobia. Our Destrehan dental office is designed with our patients’ comfort and needs in mind. Our dental office is equipped with state of the art dental technology and comforting amenities to help our patients feel comfortable, relaxed, and stress-free throughout their visit. Sometimes, soothing amenities are not enough to get patients through their visit. In severe cases of dental fear, we may recommend sedation dentistry.

What is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation is a safe, effective way to help patients feel more relaxed throughout their appointment. Sedation dentistry can also allow the dentist to perform multiple procedures during one visit. At Plantation Road Dental Care, we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Our team will work with you to determine which type of sedation best suits your needs. Both forms of sedation all patients to remain comfortable, but capable of responding to the dentist’s questions and commands.

Sedation Dentistry Destrehan LA

Explore Your Sedation Dentistry in Destrehan, LA

The safety and comfort of our patients are important to our team Plantation Road Dental Care. Our compassionate, highly trained team work closely with patients with dental fear and anxiety to ensure they are fully informed and comfortable during their visit. If you have fear of the dentist, we encourage you to talk to Dr. Melanie Andrews and our team at Plantation Road Dental Care. We will work with you to discuss your dental sedation options. Request an appointment online, or call (985) 231-2770, to speak to our team about sedation dentistry in Destrehan, LA.

Sedation Dentistry What to Expect

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as laughing gas, is a gas that is inhaled through a nasal mask.  Patients under nitrous oxide often report feeling relaxed, sleepy, or giddy throughout their treatment. Throughout your procedure, the amount of nitrous oxide administered is closely monitored to ensure you are safe and fully relaxed. Once the nasal mask is removed, the effects of nitrous oxide quickly dissipate. Patients can drive themselves home after their treatment.

Our team will determine if you are an ideal candidate for nitrous oxide. In most cases, patients can receive nitrous oxide as their form of sedation.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is administered in the form of a pill. We recommend patients take their prescribed sedative about an hour before the scheduled visit. Oral conscious sedation offers several benefits for patients with dental fear and anxiety, including:

  • Oral conscious sedation does not require the use of needles or shots
  • Patients remain relaxed and comfortable throughout their treatment
  • Patients can receive multiple treatments during one appointment

The effects of oral conscious sedation may take a while to diminish. Patients will need an escort to and from their dental appointment.