Dental Anxiety Treatment – Uptown New Orleans, LA
Relax While Getting the Dental Care You Need
Are you scared of going to the dentist? Does the thought of your upcoming appointment make you nervous? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Some studies suggest that as many as 60-80% of Americans harbor some level of dental anxiety. Unfortunately, this can often lead to putting off important dental care and allowing oral health issues to get worse. To help you relax while getting the dental care you need, our team here at Camenzuli Dental Excellence is proud to offer dental anxiety treatment in Uptown New Orleans. With either nitrous oxide sedation or anxiety reducing medication to achieve minimal sedation, we can easily help you feel comfortable and care-free during practically any dental treatment, from simple cleanings to more complex services like root canals. Read on or give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you get over your fears and anxieties to get the happy, healthy smile you deserve!
Why Choose Camenzuli Dental Excellence For Dental Anxiety Treatment?
- #1 Compassionate Dentist Dedicated to Your Comfort & Safety
- #2 Safe, Reliable, and Easy Sedation Options
- #3 Talented Dental Team with Years of Sedation Experience
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
If you need just a little bit of extra help to relax in the dental chair, nitrous oxide sedation is the perfect choice. Sometimes called “laughing gas,” this form of sedation is the lightest available and can be used to help patients of nearly any age. The colorless and odorless gas is simply inhaled through a small mask placed over the nose. Within moments, you’ll begin to feel light, content, and relaxed. Throughout your treatment, our experienced team will check in with you to ensure your comfort and safety. If needed, we can adjust your level of sedation at any time. Once your procedure is over, we’ll simply remove the mask and the sedation will wear off just as quickly as it came about, allowing you to go about your day as normal right after your appointment.
Anxiety Reducing Medication
For a slightly deeper feeling of relaxation, we may prescribe an anti-anxiety medication to be taken by mouth before your appointment. This can be a particularly helpful option for patients who have mild to moderate dental anxiety or struggle with nervousness before their appointments. With oral conscious sedation, you’ll feel completely at-ease by the time you arrive at our office and will remain so throughout your visit. In fact, you’ll continue to feel relaxed and groggy after your appointment as well, so you’ll need someone to drive you home. While minimally sedated, you’ll remain conscious enough to respond to questions and simple instructions, but you likely won’t remember much of your visit once the medication wears off.
Is Dental Anxiety Treatment Right for Me?
Dental anxiety treatment via minimal sedation dentistry is generally an excellent choice for most patients who are uncomfortable at the dentist’s office, including those who:
- Have dental anxiety or are afraid of the dentist
- Suffer from a sensitive gag reflex or sensitive teeth
- Have a medical or cognitive condition that makes sitting in the dental chair for long periods uncomfortable or difficult
- Plan to have multiple or complex dental treatments completed
- Want to overcome their dental anxiety or fear of the dentist
Our talented team is ready to help you get the care you need with dental anxiety treatment. Call us today to learn more and discover how dental sedation can make your next appointment as relaxing as possible.