For some people, going to a dental office is a stressful experience. Whether they had a traumatic past experience at a doctor’s appointment, or they have a strong gag reflex, many individuals present a high degree of dental anxiety or fear.
To help patients overcome their anxiety and receive the care they deserve, Juban Cowen Dental Care offers safe, comfortable, and reliable sedation dentistry. Contact the team now to find out how sedation dentistry can make getting oral care easier.
Worry-Free Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Drs. Juban and Cowen offer oral conscious sedation dentistry, a safe and effective way to ease worries without the need for general anesthesia.
Patients who undergo oral conscious sedation are given a pill to take when they come to the office. Within the course of about an hour, the pill creates a sense of relief and relaxation. While the pill is taking effect, the patient relaxes in a warm chair, covered by a blanket.
When the patient is completely relaxed, the dentists and hygienists will begin any necessary treatments, such as routine dental cleanings or gum disease procedures. Vital signs will be monitored closely during the entire treatment process to ensure the safety of our patients.
After their procedure, patients should be driven home by a trusted friend or family member, as the physical and mental effects of oral sedation takes several hours to wear off.
What Causes Dental Anxiety?
Although every patient has a unique reason for his or her dental fear, some common causes include:
- Prior uncomfortable dental experiences
- Poor oral hygiene
- Embarrassment about having bad or unattractive teeth
- Strong gag reflex
- Difficulty sitting still
- Dislike of dental office smells and sounds
- Highly sensitive teeth and gums
Regardless, oral sedation can be the right solution to overcome even the toughest cases of dental anxiety.
High Quality, Trusted Oral Sedation Dentistry
Why let dental fear get in the way of having a beautiful, healthy smile? Learn more about the value of oral sedation today by setting up a consultation at Juban Cowen Dental Care in Baton Rouge, LA. New patients of all ages are welcome, with or without dental insurance.