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Exams and Checkups

Keep your smile in check: Experience thorough exams and checkups at Melancon Family Dentistry for a lifetime of dental health!


Dental Examinations –A Better Understanding

The American Dental Association recommends having an exam and cleaning at least twice per year. The primary objective of our checkups and exams for our patients is to do a thorough oral examination of the inside of your mouth that will include intraoral images and digital x-rays.

This “checkup” will be used to update your dental records, and then we will discuss what we found. If problems exist, we will then create a treatment plan that is personalized to you to address those problems.

In our office, we utilize the very best dental imaging technology. This technology allows us to spot issues in their early stages. Early detection will help prevent problems that are small now from becoming larger ones later. If we find a problem, we will discuss our findings with you and then go over the recommended treatment plan. We will discuss what will be involved and the approximate cost of treatment.

Some patients that come into our office haven’t been to the dentist in a while. If that is you, don’t feel embarrassed. We are here to help and make you as comfortable as possible.

Call our office today for an appointment. We will be glad to assist you.

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Sedation Dentistry

For your convenience, we offer these three types of comfort and sedation dentistry:

Nitrous Oxide

This “laughing gas,” as most people know it, is used for simple fillings or routine cleaning treatments and is the most common form of sedation. Thanks to this simple form of sedation, your entire dental treatment can be a relaxing experience.

Sedation By IV

During IV Sedation, the patient’s vital signs are monitored throughout the entirety of the procedure, as the sedation is administered via IV. The patient will have been sleeping during the entire process, in this case, and will awaken only after the procedure.

Suppose a patient must return to school or work after completing the procedure. In that case, it will be especially beneficial for them to understand their need for sufficient recovery time before they leave.

Conscience Oral Sedation

We currently offer oral sedation for our patients who wish to remain conscience and yet come to us with gagging problems or a higher than average amount of fear and anxiety. Throughout the entire procedure, we closely monitor their vital signs once giving a combination of oral medications.

Once taking the oral medication we provide, the patient becomes highly relaxed and drowsy, and after their appointment, most patients remember nothing of the fear or anxiety they may have thought to experience without.

You will not be put to sleep with oral sedation, and during the entire procedure, you will be able to respond to Dr. Melancon and his team.

Sedation Dentistry

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We are passionate about taking care of our patients. We strive to provide you with a comfortable and anxiety-free environment. We are here to answer your questions and help you in achieving excellent oral health.

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: By Special Appointment Only
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

300 West Madison Street
Broussard, LA 70518

337-837-1861