The Woodlands, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/16/2014 -- Half of the population feels nervous and anxious about going to the dentist and the mere thought of having dental procedures completed can send them into an anxiety attack. Dr. LeBlanc says, “My team and I are trained to be able to make even the most fearful patients and those with special needs feel comfortable.” The patient being relaxed throughout the visit is a main priority for Dr. LeBlanc and the dental team.
The most well-known dental fears include the usual suspects: fear of being embarrassed by the current condition of their teeth, fear of gagging, fear of injections and fear of pain. Also on the list, are fears of the unknown and fear of dental sounds and smells. Dr. LeBlanc's office has been designed to put patients at ease by eliminating many of the fear-factors associated with a dentist office. The sights, sounds and smells of a typical dental office have been removed to quell those fears.
Dr. LeBlanc and the dental team provide effective sedation capabilities. He begins with a topical gel that ‘pre-numbs’ the injection area. Since 1998, Dr. LeBlanc has used a computer anesthetic delivery system called “The Wand.” By using this method, the patient does not feel the injection like a regular “shot.” Many patients tell him that they would not go anywhere that does not use “The Wand” after they had a dental procedure performed with this technique. Dr. LeBlanc agrees with most dentists that nitrous oxide gas (laughing gas) is the best treatment for uptight fearful patients. Patients who were visibly fearful before treatment are breathing calmly and clearly relaxing.
Oral conscious sedation dentistry is the most common technique used to relieve dental patient fears in Dr. LeBlanc’s office. A small pill can create such a comfortable, sleepy experience that most patients do not remember the visit. General Anesthesia (IV Sedation) is a technique used for patients who fear going to the dentist and as a result suffer with dental problems that take a toll on the patient’s teeth. “An anesthetist administers an anesthetic through an IV that creates a sedated state. While sleeping, the patient is unaware that dental treatment is taking place,” states Dr. LeBlanc.
About Dr. LeBlanc and Dr. Wes Urich
Dr. LeBlanc and Dr. Wes Urich are certified in oral sedation dentistry and continue their education today by frequently taking classes and attending seminars on advancements in dentistry. Any patient that suffers from dental fears should make an appointment with Dr. LeBlanc by calling (281) 419-2327.