There is a range of reasons for experiencing dental anxiety, from trauma to a previous bad experience at the dentist office. At East Hills Dental Associates we take the time to listen to the fears and concerns of our patients and work with them to establish trust so that they can feel more confident when visiting with us. Fear of the dentist is a leading cause of poor oral health, which also compromises your daily quality of life over time. If you are ready to restore the health, function and beauty of your smile we are here to help.
In some cases, educating our patients on their oral health needs and what to expect during a visit can reduce stress and allow them to feel more relaxed in the dentist chair. We take the time to get to know our patients, making every effort to ensure they feel comfortable before beginning a treatment.
Dental Sedation in Roslyn Heights
Dr. Sousa also offers conscious sedation options that will allow patients to be in control of bodily functions and responsive during treatment, but completely relaxed and with little to no memory afterward. We will discuss options during your consultation and review your medical history to ensure your safety.
- Oral sedation: Dr. Sousa will prescribe an oral sedative prior to your visit. In most cases, an at home dose will be recommended for maximum efficacy and you will need to be escorted to and from your procedure.
- Nitrous oxide: this inhalation sedation, also called “laughing gas”, is administered through a tiny cannula placed beneath the nose. It takes effect and wears off almost immediately, allowing patients to drive themselves to and from their appointment.