Dental fear and anxiety may affect your oral health if left unaddressed. Dental phobia may stem from a bad dental experience, fear of needles, or fear of the unknown. When dealing with dental anxiety, it is important to find a dentist that listens to your dental concerns and works with you to understand your needs.
Sedation Dentistry in Roslyn, NY
Our dental care team at Bella Smiles works with patients with dental fear to help them feel comfortable during their visit. Dr. Lotardo, Pop or Caesar will work with each patient one on one to understand where their dental fear stems from.
As a team, we will work with each patient to keep them well informed, safe, and relaxed during their visit to our dental offices.
Sedation dentistry can be an ideal solution for patients with dental fear and anxiety. Sedation dentistry allows Dr. Pop to safely perform multiple treatments while patients remain comfortable and relaxed.
At Bella Smiles, our goal is to equip our patients with the tools they need to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. We will perform a full examination to determine if sedation dentistry is right for you.
Whether you visit the dentist regularly, or you haven’t been to the dentist in years, we encourage patients to visit Bella Smiles Roslyn for the dental care they need. We will work with you to meet your dental needs.
What to Expect
During your appointment, Dr. Pop will review your medical history and perform a full comprehensive exam to determine which type of sedation dentistry option is right for you. We offer a full range of sedation dentistry options that help you feel relaxed, comfortable, and alert during your treatment.
Oral Conscious Sedation: Oral sedation is administered in pill form. Patients will need to take the pill prior to their treatment. Patients will need to coordinate a reliable ride to and from our Roslyn, NY dental office.
Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide is administered through a nasal mask. Nitrous oxide takes effect as soon as the mask is secured. Once the mask is removed, the effects of nitrous oxide diminish.
Dental Sedation FAQs
Does oral sedation put you to sleep?
Oral sedation makes patients tired and numbs them so that they feel no pain during their procedure. Many patients will fall asleep after being sedated orally, but they are not entirely sedated and may wake up or never fall fully asleep.
Can a patient hear when sedated?
Some patients report that they remember hearing voices while sedated, but in most cases they cannot remember what was said. Patients may be conscious enough to hear voices around them while sedated, but it is highly unlikely that they are able to comprehend or remember anything they hear.
Will I feel any pain with dental sedation?
Patients should not feel any pain while under sedation. The reason dentists sedate patients is to ensure that they feel no pain during a procedure. Sedation numbs a patient’s mouth and nerves so that they will not feel any pain.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
At Bella Smiles your comfort and safety are important to us, so we work with you to ensure your visit meets your needs. If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, visit Bella Smiles in Riverhead, Roslyn, and Nesconset NY. To schedule an appointment, call 631-228-8780 (Nesconset Office) or 631-574-3898 (Riverhead Office) or 516-217-6668 (Roslyn Office) or schedule an appointment online.