Good health is quite a gift, one that no one can wrap up in a beautiful package tied with ribbon and give to you.
It’s something you have to want for yourself enough to do the work needed to make it happen.
If you’re like nearly half of the population, you don’t go to the dentist often enough because you’re too fearful, anxious, or stressed about treatment.
For whatever reason, you dread going to the dentist enough to avoid the place as much as possible, but all that does is create another source of stress for you.
An unhealthy smile.
Here’s how you can give yourself peace of mind about dental care with help from our team at Bayou Dental Group!
*Make Your Appointments Easier With Oral Sedation*
In our Monroe, LA dental office, we offer comfort amenities to help you relax during your visits. Enjoy a complimentary drink from our beverage bar, lay back in the cozy dental chair with a blanket and soft pillow, and even take in a movie or listen to soothing music!
For added support, we also allow you to choose between inhaled or oral conscious sedation to calm your anxiety.
Inhaled sedation, or laughing gas, is highly effective, can render immediate relaxation at the start of treatment, and wear off right away when it’s over. But oral sedation is stronger, reserved for patients who need something more to take the edge off.
You take a pill before your arrival, have a trusted friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment, and you’ll be awake but deeply relaxed during your procedure for an easier, more pleasant patient experience.
*What You’re Really Giving Yourself*
When you try oral sedation in preparation for your procedure, you’ll feel calm and relaxed by the time you’re in the dental chair.
During treatment, you’ll still be able to communicate with Dr. Finley and our team but won’t feel stressed, anxious, or tense throughout the process. With a sedative, you can even save time at the dentist office because you’re in a relaxed enough state to undergo more than one treatment, or a longer, more complicated procedure, in a single appointment.
All of this is great for overcoming your dental fear, but it only centers on the way sedation benefits you in the moment.
Dental sedation is more than that.
It’s a chance to regain control of your oral health. It can help build your confidence so that with each upcoming dentist appointment, you won’t be tormented by anxiety about what to expect.
Once you’re able to confidently maintain your routine appointments for cleanings and exams, you see that the real gift you’ve given yourself is a healthier smile.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the busiest!
You may not give yourself much time to think about your teeth and gums right now, but in a few days, we’ll all be turning our attention to the new year and resolutions we want to make to improve our health.
Let our team at Bayou Dental Group help you overcome the fear and anxiety you have about dentist appointments so you can reach better oral health in 2019.