Dental anxiety is real. Most people feel some level of apprehension when it is time to visit the dentist. This Baton Rouge dentist uses anesthesia during treatment to ensure that his patients are in a relaxed state throughout the procedure. For most procedures, a mild form of sedation is all that is necessary to simply alleviate anxiety.
Different types of dental sedation can be utilized depending on the anxiety level of the patient. All of us are familiar with the shots to deaden the area where the dentist will be working. Additionally, inhalation of nitrous oxide sedation has a very calming effect. Intravenous (IV) sedation is only used when more complicated procedures are necessary. These sedation techniques help patients get the necessary dental treatment that they may avoid because of dental phobia.
For some procedures, this dentist may prescribe an oral sedative for the patient before the dental appointment to deal with the anxiety. Although oral sedatives have a calming effect, a local anesthetic injection is administered for pain. General estimates that thirty to forty million Americans avoid dental treatment because of dental anxiety. Our exceptional dentist in Baton Rouge offers the most up-to-date sedation techniques to ensure the comfort of his patients.