Theriot Family Dental

Baton Rouge Dental Chicken

Young woman with round glasses covering her mouth because she think she's a dental chickenAfraid. Nervous. Chicken. However you describe your hesitancy about going to the dentist, Theriot Family Dental Care in Baton Rouge can help. We make dental visits painless and comfortable. And regardless of the procedure, we can help you stay calm and relaxed.

We Warmly Welcome You

Our staff will warmly welcome you to our office. And our family atmosphere and attentiveness will help you relax. You’re welcome to bring headphones and listen to music during your visit.

We offer amenities to increase your comfort.

  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Massaging dental chairs
  • TV screens in treatment rooms

Gentle & Painless Treatment

During each visit, you’ll experience our gentle touch and compassionate care.

  • After we understand what contributes to your anxiety, we will be sensitive to it, minimize the effects, use alternatives, or avoid it altogether.
  • We’ll never pressure you to accept any treatment.
  • Throughout your dental procedure, we’ll explain what is happening and why, as well as what you can expect.
  • We pay attention to your verbal and non-verbal cues to keep you comfortable and relaxed.

“The hygienist at Theriot Family Dental Care was very thorough, gentle, and friendly! Dr. Redhead takes time with her patients and is willing to listen to all your concerns and recommend a solution.” – Kelley B.

Relax with Sedation

If you need additional help relaxing, we offer sedation. But before you receive it, Dr. Theriot or Dr. Redhead will review your medical and prescriptions histories to ensure you’re a sedation candidate.

Nitrous oxide – Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative. It reduces anxiety and sensitivity to pain. As you breathe in the colorless, odorless gas during dental treatment, you’ll feel calm and experience a slight tingling sensation. After dental treatment, you’ll stop inhaling nitrous oxide, and the effects will reverse in seconds.

Oral conscious sedation – For sedation, we can give you triazolam to take before your appointment. You’ll arrive at our office relaxed and ready for dental care. You’ll still be conscious and able to respond to our questions or directions during treatment, but probably won’t remember it. At the end of your appointment you still won’t be fully alert, so arrange for transportation to and from your dental appointment.

Read our sedation dentistry page for details.

We welcome you to experience the difference Theriot Family Dental Care makes in creating positive dental experiences. Call us to request an appointment or complete our Request an Appointment form.