If you are fearful of the dentist, you are not alone. About a third of patients in the United States avoice dental treatment. For many, the anxiety started years back after a traumatic dental experience during in childhood. As a result, they’ve put off their dental care; sometimes for years. Unfortunately, that just compounds any dental problems, making their next appointment more difficult than necessary. This can become a vicious cycle. Often, fearful patients end up losing teeth that could have been saved.
If you are in this situation, we want you to know that Lafayette dentist Dr. Theriot and his staff are compassionate with your situation. They understand that dental anxiety can be overwhelming—even debilitating. Because of that, they’ve made assisting fearful patients an important part of their practice.
Cater to Cowards Dentist Solutions
Dr. Theriot wanted to do everything possible to give fearful patients positive dental experiences. One of the ways he does that is through sedation dentistry. This will enable you to be completely relaxed througout your procedure. With oral conscious sedation, you’ll take a pill before your dental procedure. This pill will put you in a dream-like state and completely relax you. Many patients do not even remember the appointment. Though you will be sleepy, you will still retain all your muscle control. That means your protective reflexes are unaffected. However, because you will be drowsy (and possibly a little loopy), you’ll need to arrange a ride home from the dentist’s office.
Cater to Cowards Qualifications
Fewer than 10% of dentists nationwide have attained Dr. Theriot’s level of DOCS (Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation) certification. With this high level of training, you can be assured of your safety. During the procedure, Dr. Theriot will constantly monitor your vital signs. In addition to the oral sedation training, he’s studied emergency procedure training and cardiac life support.
If you’ve been putting off dental treatment, allow us to give you a positive dental experience. You may call our office to schedule an apppointment, or if you prefer, you may request an appointment online.