In-House Dental Sedation in Louisiana
Dr. Anzalone stands out as one of the few periodontists in Louisiana which can offer and professionally perform in-house sedation for his patients; ensuring you’re relaxed and comfortable to the optimal degree during your appointment’s duration.
Dr. Jeffrey Anzalone has the credentials and experience you should look for when considering a dentist that offers sedation. Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Anzalone has averaged 35 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout his career; the minimum requirements for the state of Louisiana are 20 continuing education credit hours per licensing period.
Our practice offers a diverse arrange of different sedation methods, which cater to specific procedures and patient preferences.
How Dental Sedation Helps
For years, doctors have used sedation and sleep dentistry to help patients overcome their dental anxieties and get the treatment they require. The following are a few of the issues that dental sedation helps treat:
Thanks to local anesthetics, modern dental procedures are virtually painless. However, many patients still experience anxiety when coming in for periodontic treatment. While this is nothing to be ashamed of, treating dental anxiety will make your procedure more enjoyable, and your doctor’s job much easier. Dental sedation offers instant relief from stress and anxiety by helping you stay calm and comfortable throughout your procedure.
A routine dental procedure can feel like an eternity for patients who have a hard time sitting still for long periods of time. Dental sedation helps combat restlessness by easing patients into a state of dreamlike comfort where time seems to pass much faster. If you require IV sedation, it will feel like only an instan
Immunity to Local Anesthetics
While uncommon, some patients don’t respond to the numbing effects of local anesthetics or freezing. If this is your case, dental sedation may be your only option for avoiding discomfort during your procedure. With the proper sedation, you won’t feel a thing.
Dental Sedation to Match your Needs
IV sedation is a controlled sedative administered directly into the bloodstream. This type of dental sedation produces the most intense level of conscious sedation and can be closely regulated to ensure optimal comfort.
During IV sedation, patients will experience a relaxed, sleep-like state, while remaining responsive to questions from Dr. Anzalone. Though Dr. Anzalone is trained to provide IV sedation himself, he has a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) administer and monitor the sedative during procedures. This allows him to keep his undivided attention on the procedure.
Dr. Anzalone can also use the IV to provide appropriate pain medications that help reduce postoperative swelling and discomfort. When this is done, our patients often say they don’t need any pain medications afterward.
We understand that many patients experience stress and anxiety when visiting the dentist. To help you relax, Dr. Anzalone may suggest administering nitrous oxide to alleviate anxiousness.
Nitrous oxide is a colorless and odorless gas that induces a state of relaxation and reduced anxiety. After the procedure is complete, the effects of the gas wear off quickly and patients are able to resume normal activities the same day.
Oral Conscious Sedation
For oral conscious sedation, Dr. Anzalone gives you a sedative pill to help you relax. The sedative induces a light, sleepy state where you are still able to respond to instructions and questions from the doctor.
Oral conscious sedation is typically administered an hour before the procedure. Commonly used medications used include triazolam, zaleplon, and lorazepam. If you want to know the exact medication Dr. Anzalone plans to use, simply ask him prior to the procedure.
The Cost of Dental Sedation in Monroe
Sedation dentistry is charged by the hour and can vary depending on several factors, including:
- Level of sedation
- Number of appointments required
- How long the patient will be under anesthesia
patients can expect to pay anywhere between $500 to $1000 for the first hour of sedation, and $150 to $250 every fifteen minutes after.
To get an accurate estimate of how much you may end up paying for your dental sedation treatment, you’ll need to contact our periodontic clinic in Monroe for a consultation.
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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, these sedatives are used to still ensure patients are responsive and able to communicate during a procedure, but simply place you in a more relaxed state to take the edge off.
Very! Dr. Anzalone will carefully review your medical information to know what sedative will work best for you personally! He is also highly qualified in administering sedatives and takes great care to ensure your peace of mind.
Most likely not, patients rarely feel any discomfort or pain. Furthermore, Dr. Anzalone will occasionally check up on you during different stages of whichever procedure is being performed, making sure your at ease.
That is dependent on which sedative you receive and how quickly your body breaks down it’s active compounds. To get a more straight forward answer, consult with Dr. Anzalone, as he will know best once performing work on a patient directly. Generally speaking, effects wear off after a few hours.
What Our Patients Are Saying
A Life Changing Experience with Dr. Anzalone
A Painless and Excellent Experience at Anzalone Periodontics
Dr. Anzalone and his team were absolutely amazing! I had very bad anxiety concerning my surgery, but they assured me that everything would be okay. They are kind, precise, and the office is so warm and welcoming. They made me feel comfortable, and treated me like family. If I could give them 10 stars, I definitely would!