Sedation Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana
Welcome to a Whole New World of Comfort for Dental Patients Our unique “Conscious Sedation” (Sleep Dentistry) system makes dentistry comfortable, quick and affordable. Only 1% of the dentists in the entire country are qualified to administer this PROVEN, VERY SAFE program. Let Our expertise help you wake up to a new smile.
If you’ve been putting off YEARS of dental work, our “Conscious Sedation” Dentistry will change your life! When it comes to eliminating pain and anxiety, no other technique comes close!
Imagine being able to accomplish all your dental care in as little as one or two relaxing appointments. With no more anxiety! And you will have little or no memory of the treatment!
It doesn’t matter whether it’s been 5, 10 or 20 years since your last dental exam. We can help you! We completely understand your apprehensions about going to the dentist!
What is Oral Conscious Sedation?
You’ll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were relaxing. You’ll wake up refreshed, with little or no memory of what was accomplished. Because you are completely comfortable, doctor can do years of dental treatments in as little as one or two visits.
Doctors can replace crowns or dentures, restore sore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix a chipped tooth, and more. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need, easily and quickly.
Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain. No wonder so many patients say: “Thank you. Oral Sedation dentistry changed my life.”
Patients who are faced with a heightened level of fear or anxiety, or who require involved dental procedures (like root canals or surgical extraction’s) may elect to be sedated for their treatment. Patients who have extremely busy schedules and require multiple procedures may elect to be sedated for a single long appointment rather than multiple ones. Not all general dentists can perform conscious sedation. They are required to complete advanced training and are required to have special licensure before they can perform this form of sedation. Both Drs. Jorge Aguilar and Jon Celino have there licenses to do Oral Conscious Sedation.
How Does Oral Conscious Sedation Work?
When you arrive in our office, you will be escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to watch your vital signs. After you are comfortable, the doctor will give you a small pill (Halcion) to take. After about an hour you will feel sleepy, yet able to respond to the doctor. Then, the doctor and the experienced clinical team will take care of your dental needs while you “sleep”.
When your treatment is completed, your companion (driver) will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.
Who is a Candidate for Oral Sedation Dentistry?
People who have:
- High fear
- Traumatic dental experiences
- Difficulty getting numb
- A bad gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Complex dental problems
- Limited time to complete dental care
- Hate needles and shots
- Hate the noises, smells and taste associated with dental care
- Are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I feel any pain?
No. You will feel nothing!
Will I be unconscious?
No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.
Will I be monitored?
Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.
How long will I be relaxing?
Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.
Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.