Sedation Dentistry

Alleviate Your Dental Anxiety

woman being sedated for her dental appointmentAt Smile Dental Center, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy smile that makes you feel confident. For some patients, dental anxiety makes it difficult to receive the care that they need on a regular basis. Dr. Pary strives to offer the best general dental care to every patient, to meet every need. For some individuals, that includes insuring a positive experience through the use of sedation dentistry.

Nervous?  We Can Help!

Your journey to a beautiful, healthy smile begins with a phone call to our Shreveport office. You’ll find our friendly staff is attentive and eager to help you when with your dental anxiety.

Sedation offers many benefits…

  • With no sense of time, it will seem that your dental procedure passes quickly
  • Often, you retain no memory of undergoing your treatment
  • You’ll be unaware of the sounds and smells that you might otherwise be sensitive to
  • No fear or anxious feelings during your procedure

With the help of sedation, we invite you to sit back and relax! You might be surprised to find yourself experiencing the best dental visit you’ve ever had.

One Little Pill

One of our most common and effective forms of relaxation is a simple little pill, taken about an hour before your appointment time. Because your sedative is taken orally, it’s easy to modify your dose to insure your ultimate comfort.

This moderate sedation is perfect for anxious patients and people who are undergoing complex or more extensive procedures. You’ll experience a state of deep relaxation as your anxieties ease, while still remaining conscious and responsive. Time will slip by and you’ll be done with your dental treatment before you know it. As a safety precaution, you will need to ask a parent, spouse or friend to drive you to your appointment and home again.

Sweet Dreams

With more extensive dental treatments or for patients who don’t want to be awake at all for their procedure, intravenous (IV) sedation is available. Our nurse anesthetist partner is available to expertly administer and monitor your sedative so that you can sleep away your dental treatment in our office, without going to a hospital or surgery center.

Enjoy the relaxation of “twilight” dreams and awaken to a healthier smile. For your safety, we recommend that you make arrangements to have a trusted friend or loved one accompany you to and from your appointment.

A Positive, Peaceful Procedure Awaits

dental patient sedated during their dental check upIf dental anxiety is preventing you from receiving the oral care that your smile needs, let us help! When necessary dental treatments are put off, further damage can occur over time, resulting in a more extensive, and often more expensive procedure down the road.  

With our gentle touch, compassionate chair-side manner and a little help from sedation, you can experience the healthy, beautiful smile of your lifelong dreams. Give our Smile Dental Center office a call today to get started! Se habla español.

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