Sedation Dentistry – Houma, LA

Creating Calmer, Comfortable Experiences

It’s not uncommon for patients to be nervous or anxious about visiting the dentist. Dental anxiety is real, and it affects millions of children, teenagers, and adults. Although the reasons for it are many, dentists throughout the country, including Dr. Walker, are continually looking for ways to minimize fears and create calmer, more comfortable experiences. Call us today to find out more about the sedation services we offer and how to know if you’re a candidate.

Why Choose Ryan A Walker DDS for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Dental Insurance Welcome & Financing Available
  • Compassionate Team That Cares About Patients
  • Dentist with More Than 15 Years of Experience

Oral Conscious Sedation

We’ll provide you with a pill medication, which you will take before your appointment. Also referred to as oral conscious sedation, it is recommended for patients who experience moderate to severe dental anxiety. It’s also helpful for individuals who suffer a sensitive gag reflex, have difficulty staying seated for prolonged periods, and are preparing for multiple dental treatments. The medication quickly begins to work, creating a calming effect that remains throughout the procedure and until you get home.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Known to be the mildest form of sedation, nitrous oxide is also referred to as laughing gas and is safe to use. Nitrous oxide is administered through a nasal mask that fits over the nose. You’ll be instructed to inhale the mixture until you begin to feel fully relaxed and at ease. One of the great benefits of nitrous oxide is that the effects come on quickly and dissipate just as fast, making it a popular option among patients who experience mild dental anxiety.