East Hills Dental Associates is a local dentist office that is currently accepting patients from Old Westbury, NY. Dr. Richard Sousa is a passionate dentist who gives his patients the personalized dental care they deserve. He provides complete smile care, offering general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services for all patients.
His main goal with all patients is to help them prevent dental problems from developing and to promptly treat the problems that are discovered. Whether you need preventive dental care, advanced restorative dental treatments, or simply want to improve the appearance of your smile, our dentist office offers solutions for you. We also provide many dental services to patients in and around Old Westbury, New York.
Preventive Dental Care
Preventive dental care is vital for lifelong oral health. We recommend that our patients from Old Westbury, NY visit Dr. Sousa at least every six months to maintain optimal oral health. Regularly visiting the dentist and adhering to a strict oral care routine at home will help you avoid many common dental problems.
During each routine dentist appointment, we will perform a dental examination where you’ll be screened for dental problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. You will also receive professional teeth cleaning by one of our registered dental hygienists and diagnostic X-rays when needed.
Helping Patients Regain Their Oral Health
If you suffer a dental concern, Dr. Sousa offers many treatments to help you get your oral health back on track. Whether you need a simple filling for a tooth cavity or major restorative treatments for missing or damaged teeth, we have the expert care you need. It is very important to seek treatment for dental concerns because they will progress, leading to a more severe problem.
Sometimes, the damage can even create functional problems and affect your overall quality of life. After your examination with Dr. Sousa, he will recommend treatments based on your health needs, aesthetic goals, and budget. The basic treatments he offers to patients from Old Westbury, NY, will help prevent complex dental problems, include:
Dr. Sousa offers many treatments for patients suffering from major dental problems, including damaged or missing teeth:
Solutions for Patients with Dental Anxiety
Dental anxiety and fear of the dentist are more common than one may think. Dr. Sousa understands these fears and welcomes patients from Old Westbury, NY, to his dentist office. He is a judgment-free dentist and has worked with many people who have avoided the dentist for years, requiring extensive help to regain their oral health. Dr. Sousa offers two types of sedation dentistry to help those patients feel completely relaxed during their appointments.
Oral conscious sedation is a pill prescribed and taken about an hour before the appointment. Nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’, is administered through a small cannula placed by the nose. This method takes effect quickly and wears off immediately when the patient stops inhaling it. Oral conscious sedation lasts longer, and the patient will be unable to drive. Both sedation methods are completely safe and will help the patient receive many treatments at once.