If you’re afraid of going to the dentist, you are not alone! Many people have fear and anxiety around their dental visits. But taking care of your oral health is an investment in your long-term well-being, as well as in the quality of your life, and your fear shouldn’t get in the way of the dental care you need. That’s why Pearl Dental Group is proud to offer sedation dentistry in Baton Rouge, LA. With a variety of sedation options offered, we can help you find the one that works best for you!
Also called “laughing gas,” this form of dental anesthesia is a gas that you inhale during your procedure. It is fast-acting, reducing your anxiety level in seconds or minutes, and it wears off quickly (allowing you to drive home after your procedure). Nitrous oxide is our most popular sedation option and commonly used in simple procedures from fillings and crowns to extractions to root canals.
Oral conscious sedation is an excellent choice for people who fear needles and is a popular sedation option used at Pearl Dental Group. An Oral sleep medication is provided prior to treatment in order to induce a moderate state of sedation. The oral sedatives dull the senses, induce sleep and have an amnesia effect. This means that most patients snooze through their procedure in comfort with little to no recollection. Usually, a dose of medication is taken prior to the appointment, and then topped off just prior to the procedure. Because Oral sedation can take a few hours to wear off, it does require having someone drive you home after your procedure.
If you need complex, intensive dental work or you experience extreme dental anxiety, intravenous sedation may be the best sedation option for you. With this anesthesia, a certified nurse anesthetist will administer medication through an IV line, keeping you calm throughout your procedure. This allows us to focus our care on you while a CRNA is closely monitoring your vitals while you are under moderate sedation. Many patients don’t remember anything between the insertion of the IV and their waking up to a new smile. Because IV sedation can take a few hours to wear off, we require having someone drive you home from your procedure.
If you’re looking for dental sedation near you in Baton Rouge, look no further than the Pearl Dental Group! Getting regular dental care prevents more serious systemic issues down the line, such as diabetes complications and cardiovascular disease. Getting your cleanings now means preserving your natural teeth as long as possible and preventing more intensive procedures (such as root canals and dental implants) later on.
We don’t believe that anyone should experience these side effects, which is why we specialize in sedation dentistry in Baton Rouge. In addition to our sedation dentistry experience, we are also experts in presenting your case to dental insurance providers and ensuring that you pay as little as possible for your dental work.
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