Dr. Jeffrey Anzalone has the credentials and experience you should look for when considering a dentist that offers sedation.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Anzalone has averaged 35 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout his career; the minimum requirements for the state of Louisiana are 20 continuing education credit hours per licensing period.
Offering Several Sedation Options for a Relaxed and Comfortable Treatment Experience
Dr. Jeffrey Anzalone, with high-tech dental practice offices located in Monroe and Ruston, has been serving patients from Northeast Louisiana, Arkansas & Mississippi since 2006.
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IV sedation is a more controlled level of sedation that is administered directly into the bloodstream. It produces the most intense level of conscious sedation and can be closely regulated to align with your comfort needs.
With IV sedation, you will be in a deeply relaxed twilight-like sleep state, yet still able to respond to communications from Dr. Anzalone. Even though he is trained to provide IV sedation himself, he has a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) administer and monitor the sedative during procedures. In this way he can give undivided attention to the details of your treatment, guaranteeing optimum precision and efficiency.
Dr. Anzalone can also use the IV to provide appropriate pain medications that help reduce postoperative swelling and discomfort. When this is done, our patients often say they don’t need any pain medications afterwards.
Photo of a dental patient under IV sedation.
Nitrous oxide is a colorless and odorless gas that brings about a state of drowsiness and reduced anxiety. The effects of the gas wear off quickly and you are able to resume normal activities the same day.
Video 01:00 | Some people may find a trip to the dental office to be an anxious experience. To help you relax, Dr. Anzalone may suggest using nitrous oxide if you feel nervous about your dental visit.
Video courtesy of ADA
Oral Conscious Sedation
With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Anzalone gives you a sedative pill to help you relax. The sedative induces a light, sleepy state where you are still able to respond to instructions and questions from the doctor.
Overcoming Dental Anxiety
Video 01:00 | If you’ve ever felt nervous or anxious before visiting your dentist, you are not alone. Thanks to today’s technology, dental visits are usually comfortable and virtually pain-free. If you have any anxiety, be sure to discuss your concerns with Dr. Anzalone as he can adjust treatment to make your dental visit as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible.
Video courtesy of ADA
Featured Patient Experience
“Dr. Anzalone is very nice and takes the time to fully explain what he plans to do. He always called and checked in on me after each surgery. He did a wonderful job. He was able to treat my gum disease and get it cleaned up. There was absolutely no pain. The staff are wonderful and made me feel right at home and at ease. “My experience with Dr. Anzalone and his staff was fabulous. I highly recommend him for all your dental needs.”