It’s normal to be anxious about dental appointments, but if you are so afraid of the dentist that you keep postponing dental care, it can take a toll on your teeth, wallet, and overall health. Your Marrero, LA dentist understands your fear, so he has designed Lapalco Family Dental to be an anxiety-free environment.
If you are never relaxed at the dentist, Lapalco Family Dental can change your life. Our practice was designed with your comfort in mind. We have TVs and headphones so you can listen to soothing tunes and watch your favorite films. We also provide warm blankets to make you more comfortable. Please don’t hesitate to approach our staff if you need anything or have questions.
Advanced technology makes dental procedures faster, more accurate, and pain-free. We use safe, low-radiation digital X-rays that you and your dentist can view immediately. We also have a cone beam CT scanner to take highly detailed, three-dimensional images of your mouth and jaw and soft tissue laser that minimizes trauma during oral surgery.
Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to manage dental fear and anxiety. Dr. Landry provides nitrous oxide (inhalation sedation) and oral sedation to help anxious and fearful patients relax during procedures. Like local anesthetic, sedation also helps eliminate painful sensations. You may feel a little loopy or sleepy, but you are fully conscious and able to communicate with your dentist. It is recommended that you bring someone with you to take you home after treatment.
The best method of sedation depends on your anxiety level and tolerance for discomfort. Dr. Landry will review your medical and dental history and medications taken to determine which sedation method is right for you.