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Anxiety is one of the top reasons that people do not come to the dentist to have a dental treatment done. Some people suffer from that fear more than others. Fears can stem from traumatic experiences in the past, fear of needles, or even just from hearing of other bad experiences from others. The solution is sedation dentistry. At Tiger Smile Family Dentistry, comfort for the patient is our top priority. We will try our best to provide a safe treatment that Baton Rouge residents can rely on. We also provide this service for our wisdom teeth extraction. We understand that most of our patients fear this procedure, which is why we ensure that this is available for their convenience. 

The Truth About Dental Anxiety

A quarter of Americans are hesitant to see a dentist because of dental phobia or anxiety. It has plagued a lot of them to the point that they panic when they step foot in a dental office or sit on the dentist chair especially kids. Some use the term phobia and anxiety and lump them as the same, but they’re actually not. People with dental anxiety feel a sense of uneasiness once it’s their turn to the chair. Individuals with dental phobia on the other hand, feel dread or end up panicking and even have difficulty breathing just by looking at a dental office.

Why Do Some Get Dental Phobia or Anxiety?

Baton Rouge Conscious Sedation - Tiger Smile Family DentistryThere are many causes for this and some are actually common, such as the fear of pain. Being terrified of such is common among young adults and above; it usually stems from pain-free dental visits in the past.

Some feel embarrassed to have their mouth or teeth prodded and examined by someone. They will also feel conscious at the smell of their mouth or the appearance of their teeth. The face of the hygienist or dentist is close towards the patient during a checkup and this can be uncomfortable to some.




Do You Have These Fears?

There isn’t an actual factor that warrants dental anxiety or phobia since people have different ways of coping with their fears. On the other hand, here are some common occurrences that tell that you might have the dental phobia:

    • You get increasingly nervous when your turn to the dentist is coming to a close
    • You have trouble sleeping the night before your dental appointment
    • The thought of dental visits make you sick
    • You get panic attacks when an equipment is placed in your mouth, teeth or gums
    • You feel like crying just by thinking about going to the dentist and even the sight of a dentist’s uniform raises your anxiety

If either or all of these things describe you, it’s time to tell your dentist your concerns regarding the overall procedure. He or she will help you in this ordeal and even be referred to a professional specializing in dental anxiety or phobia.  

Our Sedation Dentistry

Don’t let dental anxiety get in the way of a healthy teeth. We have dentists ready to not only provide you with sedation treatments but also help ease you into the procedure. And, when your child is experiencing dental anxiety you can ask our dentists about the appropriate treatment and if you have questions about oral surgery in Baton Rouge our team will be happy to answer all your queries.

Our dental facility offers oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide analgesia The goal is to have our patients as relaxed as possible but still responsive during a wisdom teeth extractions treatment. You will be able to be completely comfortable throughout the appointment and not recall what was going on the whole time you were in the chair. Contact us today!

Driving directions — conveniently located

429 E Airport Ave Suite 3, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Business hours

Monday & Wednesday – 8am to 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday – 7am to 3pm
Friday to Sunday – Closed

Tiger Smile Family Dentistry is 32 minutes away from Houmas House Plantation and Gardens Co and 2 minutes away from Liberty Lagoon.

Directions from Houmas House Plantation and Gardens- Get on I-1o W in Gonzales and follow I-10 W to LA-3064/Essen Ln in Westminster. Take exit 160 from I-10 W and continue on LA-3064/Essen Ln. Take LA-73 and Lobdell Ave to E Airport Ave in Baton Rouge.

Directions from Liberty Lagoon – Head north on Lobdell Ave toward N Airport Ave and then turn right onto Florida Blvd. Turn right onto S Wooddale Blvd and continue onto E Airport Ave.

About Baton Rouge

Delight in the flavors of Louisiana in Baton Rouge – the state’s capital and is also referred to as the Red Stick. The city is bustling with rich culture, good food, booze, and plenty of festivals. It is also the home to many historical landmarks in the state.

Baton Rouge is also the home of the Louisiana State University. On every street of the city lies an interesting story to be told.

Useful resources (Louisiana Dental Association)

3.0 Rating From 1 Reviews.
on 13, Jan 2018
My husband went through conscious sedation procedure here in Baton Rouge and I'm very grateful we did it with Tiger Smile. I was nervous at first and I was deep in worry, but aside from reassuring my husband and making him feel comfortable, they also reassured me. In fact, they even explained to me the entire process. It put my mind at ease & I am so thankful for the amazing dentists and staff of this dental facility.
Manu Teodor

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