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Joseph Collura, DDS | Oral Conscious Sedation in Metairie

Joseph J Collura DDS, PDC Caring for you ... and your smile


( 504) 455-7717

Oral Conscious Sedation

At our  office, you have the luxury of having fine cosmetic, and restorative dentistry performed while being sedated to a level of complete relaxation.  And afterwards, you will have little or no recollection of the procedures.

You will be prescribed a pill (Halcion) to take one hour prior to your scheduled dental visit.  It is imperative that you have someone drive you to, and from your dental appointment.  When you arrive at the dental office, you will be awake and feeling very drowsy and relaxed.

Upon your arrival for your dental appointment, you will be immediately escorted to the dental treatment area and seated in the dental chair. You will be placed on a monitor to carefully watch your vital signs during the entire appointment.

If you would like to hear some soothing, relaxing music, a radio with headset,  is available. If you feel cold, you will be covered with a blanket.  It is our desire that you are fully relaxed and comfortable before, during and after your dental appointment.

There is no analgesic or pain relieving qualities provided by oral sedatives. Local anesthetics will be used to prevent pain. Because you are so relaxed, and because of the use of painless injection techniques,  you will probably not remember when you teeth were actually being "numbed".

When your treatment is completed, your friend or relative will drive you home, where you can climb into bed for a soothing,  relaxing nap.

When you are fully awake, you will feel comfortable, relaxed and free from stress. You will probably remember very little about your wonderful, relaxing, dental experience.

You should not operate a motor vehicle for 24 hours after receiving Oral Conscious Sedation.


The Top 10 Reasons People Need Oral Sedation
Relaxation Dentistry

10. Oral Sedation is a safe and effective way of relieving the fear and anxiety associated with going to the dentist.

9. Dentists have used oral medications for many years to relieve fear and apprehension associated with dental appointments.

8. It works well for most patients allowing them to relax and have little or no memory of their dental appointments (partial or total amnesia).

7. Its easy, you take a pill one hour prior to your dental appointment.

6. Some patients are so relaxed that they sleep right through their dental appointment. When someone is relaxed they will feel less tired after a long dental appointment, and there is less muscle and joint soreness.

5. Patients are so relaxed and comfortable, that a large amount of complex treatment can be accomplished in a single appointment. With more dentistry performed at each appointment, the total number of visits will be less.

4. People who have trouble getting numb are often helped by Oral Sedation Dentistry.

3. If you are scared of needles, sedation dentistry can help you.

2. People who have difficulty controlling movements,  such as Parkinson's Disease or Cerebral Palsy are often helped by oral sedation. We find that patients who would normally gag during the procedures gag much less with sedation dentistry.

1. Dr. Collura can complete more dental treatment of higher quality,  in a shorter period of time, on a patient who is relaxed.

Shouldn't you treat yourself to the luxury of sedation while having Dr. Collura and his qualified team provide you with fine cosmetic, and restorative dental tretments?

Call today for an appointment to discuss how sedation dentistry can be a luxury for you!

Metairie Dentist | Oral Conscious Sedation. Joseph Collura is a Metairie Dentist.