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General Anesthesia

General Anesthesia

Many people avoid going to the dentist because they experienced traumatic care as a child, suffered painful procedures as an adult, or are influenced by the stereotypes they see on TV and movies. Even when they experience warning signs like pain in the mouth, many people avoid seeking treatment because of the fear they experience. At our office we understand these feelings and want to help.


Whether you just need a routine cleaning or a brand-new smile, we offer sedation dentistry to make your experience comfortable and relaxing.  Do not let high anxiety keep you from the dentist anymore. Save your smile without the fear!

Should I Be Worried?

In our state of the art office, our staff at Louisiana Oral Surgery Center is highly trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation, or out-patient general anesthesia. IV sedation is an excellent option for relieving moderate to high levels of anxiety while allowing the patient to experience complete relaxation during treatment with no memory of their procedure.

IV sedation dentistry takes the guesswork out of fear management because the drugs administered through an IV are far more effective due to our ability to control them directly. Your heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, and breathing will be monitored continuously during and after your procedure.

How Can Sedation Help Patients?

  • Difficulty getting numb

  • Past traumatic dental experiences

  • A severe gag reflex

  • Fear of needles

  • Fear of the dental office in general (sights, sounds, smells)

  • Very sensitive teeth

  • A limited time frame to complete treatment

  • Complex dental issues

  • Embarrassment about your teeth

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