Are you tired of dental appointments that make you feel afraid and anxious? Maybe you have had bad experiences in the past or you have just seen so many movies and television shows that portrayed the dental office as a very scary place! We have all been there, but here at Bayou Dental Group, we want you to know that you can have a comfortable dental appointment right here in Monroe, LA!

That’s right, we said COMFORTABLE! That means no fear, no pain, no anxiety! We know what it’s like to be afraid of the dental office, and we want to help you overcome that fear. Part of the process is understanding why you feel afraid, and the other part of the process is overcoming the fear.

Let us make one thing clear: it’s ok to be afraid! Many of our patients have very real concerns about the dental office, and that is ok! The problem comes when you let your fear keep you from having a healthy smile. If you are at that point, we definitely want to speak with you soon about your other options, like dental sedation!

Why is Comfort Important?

In the past, comfort wasn’t really a priority for many dentists. In fact, there was an age where dentists just asked you to deal with the pain and fear on your own. That’s one reason why we have so many terrified patients now! In the past few decades, however, the dental world has changed drastically to prioritize comfort for all patients!

You see, we understand one thing: if you aren’t comfortable at the office, you won’t want to come back to keep your teeth healthy and clean! Since your oral health is our top priority, we want to do everything we can to keep you comfortable so that you can overcome your anxiety and have a great experience! Below are some ways we are able to accomplish that goal!

You’ll Love Our Staff
We have a fantastic staff. We definitely have one of the best dental staffs in Monroe! From the friendly faces that greet you when you walk in to the gentle hands that treat you in the patient rooms, we are working together to give you a great experience. You can always count on our staff members to answer your questions and prioritize your comfort.

Creature Comforts are Helpful
Sometimes we just need a soft pillow and blanket! Or maybe a bottle of cold water will do the trick to help us calm down. We believe in creature comforts, which is why we provide many here at the office. If you want to listen to music, adjust the lumbar of your chair, or just snuggle in a blanket, we can accommodate you! Sometimes those simple comforts are all it takes to help you relax in the dental chair!

Sedation When Needed
Not all patients can relax with a great staff and creature comforts. For these patients, we recommend some form of sedation dentistry. Here at Bayou Dental Group, we offer two different forms.

Nitrous Oxide – More commonly referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is one of the most popular sedation options. Dentists use nitrous oxide almost every day to help patients of all ages relax! The application is as simple as breathing in the gas and feeling your body and mind calm. As soon as we remove the mask, you’ll be ready to get back to your busy day!

Oral Conscious Sedation – Not all patients can get relaxed with nitrous oxide, and others need even more relaxation because their anxiety is so high! For these patients, we recommend oral conscious sedation. This is a prescription pill we have you take while you are still at home. You’ll have a friend or family member bring you into the office where you will already begin to feel relaxed. You might even take a nap during your appointment! Then, your friend will take you home where you can rest until the sedation wears off completely.

Find Out More Today!

Are you ready to have a truly comfortable dental experience? Contact us today to learn more about your sedation options. We know that we have the solution to your fear right here in the office, so call soon! We can’t wait to see you!