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Sedation Options - Shreveport, LA

Defeat Your Dental Anxiety

You’ve Got Nothing to Worry About Here

Dental anxiety is a widespread condition. Dr. Jack O’Neill is sensitive to these common concerns, which is why he offers a variety of sedation dentistry methods right here in our Shreveport, LA office. Whether you’re having a routine visit or are here to undergo a more complex procedure, we have the resources necessary to make you relaxed and comfortable. A board-certified periodontist, Dr. O’Neill is also certified to provide IV sedation to our patients. His professionalism and compassion will make your experience here one you would never worry about having again.

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IV Sedation

Sleep-like sedation delivered intravenously. This option may be used if you suffer from severe dental anxiety because you won’t feel anything during treatment and will likely not remember anything afterward.

Oral Sedation

Sleep-like sedation delivered in pill form. Similar to IV sedation, this option may be suggested if you have heightened dental anxiety since you won’t feel or remember most of your treatment.

Nitrous Oxide

Inhaled through a mask prior to your treatment. With this so-called “laughing gas,” you will remain alert but calm for the duration of your procedure.

Local Anesthesia

Injected or applied directly to the treatment area. This anesthesia numbs only the procedure site.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

  • Minimal pain
  • More relaxed procedures
  • Worry-free appointments
  • The confidence to have regular dental appointments
  • Reduced gag reflex

The True Pitfalls of Dental Anxiety

Fear can make you avoid even routine dental checkups that don’t involve any procedures or invasive tools. This may cause you to ignore symptoms and may even make you skip dental visits altogether. The potential danger from this is significant, because minor dental health issues that go untreated can become major ones over time. 

You may end up with a far more serious condition than you would’ve had you sought out treatment earlier—one that harms your health, requires more frequent and complex procedures to overcome, and increases your total cost for treatment. Don’t let this happen to you! Remember, Dr. O’Neill has the expertise and sedation options to make every visit as smooth as possible. Let us show you!

Stay calm and healthy with sedation dentistry.