Dr. Kacos and his team are highly trusted members of the American Dental Society of Anesthesia. Dr. Kacos is trained in all facets of dental anesthesia. Our team provides safe and comfortable sedation on a daily basis.
Dental Sedation in Shreveport, LA
The term dental sedation refers to the use of medications to alleviate fear, anxiety, or stress before and during dental treatment. Sedation dentistry allows for a more pleasant treatment experience. When you are calm and comfortable our team can focus on providing you with the highest level of care. We provide all forms of dental sedation from mild sedation all the way to deep sedation. We are sedation experts and can guide you to the appropriate level of sedation for your particular needs. Our team has expert-level training in sedation and we find providing sedation very fulfilling. We are sedation pros and provide moderate and deep sedation daily.
Your Dental Sedation Options
Nitrous (laughing gas) is an easy sedation technique involving nitrous oxide gas that is pumped into a patient’s nose to inhale. After receiving the nitrous for 5 minutes, many people feel a sense of calm and also experience a reduced feeling of many sensations, including pressure and pain. Laughing gas, as it’s also known, is a short-acting pain reliever and anxiolytic agent, meaning that it reduces pain and anxiety. It’s extremely safe and wears off approximately 5 minutes after the procedure ends. With this short-acting sedation option, you can drive to and from your appointment with no worries.
Oral Sedation is a deeper form of sedation that gives patients more of a ‘fuzzy’ memory of the appointment. The patient takes the medication anywhere between 12 hours and 1 hour before the appointment and then has a driver bring them to the office. By the appointment time, the medication will have taken effect, resulting in an appointment where the patient is very sleepy and feels no pain or sensations. This sedation method is slightly riskier and usually only available for generally healthy people who have a driver available to bring them to and from the appointment.
IV Sedation is the safest method of sedation because the medications can be tailored to each patient’s own levels extremely quickly. This method requires a driver to and from the appointment and is available for healthy individuals with no major health conditions. The patient will feel a little pinch in the arm and then the medications will create a full-sleep appointment with no memory of anything for the patient.
Meet Our Sedation Specialists
Dr. Benjamin Kacos
Dr. Kacos knew he wanted to be a dentist so that he could transform the lives of people just like his great doctors did for him. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and believes one of his biggest blessings is that he truly loves his craft and learning more about dentistry is fun for him.
Hear From Dr. Kacos and Dr. Patel
Dr. Kacos has traveled the globe learning advanced techniques in all facets of dentistry. He even teaches other dentists across the country. Every Friday morning he coaches other dentists. He has earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, both a fellowship and mastership in implants and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Anesthesiology. Dr. Patel has already gotten advanced education in Invisalign®, IV sedation, root canals, implants, and wisdom teeth. Dr. Patel is following the same curriculum that Dr. Kacos followed however he is learning even more with Dr. Kacos as a mentor.
Take Dental Anxiety Out of the Picture
At Shreveport Dental Solutions, we are passionate about helping our patients restore their smiles. We know that receiving dental procedures can give many people anxiety, which is why we love sedation as an option. Our options will give you peace of mind knowing that you will have little to no memory of the procedure. This allows you comfortably get procedures that can make you fall in love with your smile again, boost your confidence, and improve your life.Call Shreveport Dental Solutions
Sedation Dentistry FAQs
What is the biggest hesitation around dental sedation?
Patients are usually hesitant for a few similar reasons: lack of time, lack of finances, and fear. We can accommodate your schedule and perform tons of dentistry using IV sedation. We also make same-day crowns so you only need one visit to get a crown done. We offer 4 payment plans a discount plan and referral rewards to help patients fit care into their lifestyles. We offer all levels of sedation for patients that are fearful of the dentist. We even prescribe a chill pill to calm your nerves on the day of your appointment while you are at home.
Can I have sedation for all of my procedures?
Yes, we offer all forms of sedation and you can take advantage of mild, moderate, or deep sedation for any procedure from routine cleaning to oral surgery and everything in between.
I was a little nervous going into the office to have my tooth extracted. Dr. Kacos explained the procedure in detail prior to my surgery. He made me feel confident the procedure would go well. The staff took such good care of me. They are genuinely interested in your comfort and were so professional. I am so thankful I have Dr. Kacos and his amazing staff to handle my dental surgery.
- Nancy K.
While I was in the midst of great pain, the SDS group was amazing! They were kind, understanding, and efficient. I have terrible dental anxiety, but they put me at ease from the moment I walked in the door! I look forward to the resolution they offered. I know I am in good hands!
- Karen R.
I'm a person who feels a lot of anxiety around going to the dentist--it's something I DREAD. However, I didn't have that feeling at all at Shreveport Dental Solutions. Everyone that I interacted with was incredibly kind and nonjudgmental. Their new patient paperwork asked about previous bad experiences at the dentist and they offered a variety of options to keep patients calm and comfortable. This office seems very attuned to the stress many people feel around the dentist. I would recommend this office to anyone--especially those who feel the dental dread.