Do you hate the idea of going to a dental office? If so, then you are not alone, but ignoring the problem is not the answer. Sedation dentistry can be the answer if you are avoiding dental visits due to fear or anxiety. We provide various sedation options to help you undergo your dental procedures in a calm and relaxed state of mind.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
We offer multiple sedation options to meet your individual needs and preferences. Though we pride ourselves in being fast, gentle and painfree, it is the thought for than the act that causes anxiety in some people. Sedation dentistry is helpful as it reduces dental anxiety and helps relax your mind and muscles.
Types of Sedation
A thourough evaluation of your medical history and medications will be reviewed. If we determine you to be a candidate, we can prescribe a pill that you take 1 hour before your dental appointment. As this medication may causes drowsiness, unsteadiness, and loss of coordination, someone WILL HAVE to drive you, to and from your appointment.
- Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is offered to patients who do not want deep sedation but want a little help to stay relaxed in the dental chair. It is commonly referred to as laughing gas due to the slight euphoric effects it causes. Nitrous oxide is combined with oxygen and administered through a breathing mask. The gas will help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your treatments.
It starts working quickly when turned on, and is out of your system within 5 minutes off. We give you pure oxygen to inhale after the procedure, and before you know it, you will feel alert and ready to leave the office.
To learn more about our sedation options, visit our office, Robichaux Family Dentistry, at 235 Corporate Dr, Houma, LA 70360. You can also reach us at (985) 580-3200.