Do you feel anxious when visiting the dentist? Have you been avoiding the dentist for some time due to fear and anxiety?
We welcome patients who suffer with dental anxiety to our Croton On Hudson dentist office. Led by Dr. Bard Levey, we have an experienced and dedicated staff committed to providing personalized dental care one patient at a time.
Dental anxiety is one of the leading factors in poor oral health among adults today. Many patients suffer with complex dental problems that can affect their daily quality of life due to a fear of visiting the dentist. Dr. Levey can help you to restore a comfortable, healthy smile with compassionate care provided in a warm, friendly environment. We offer spa surroundings and amenities such as personal headphones with satellite radio and virtual reality glasses for viewing a DVD.
We will also take the time to educate you on all aspects of your treatment or procedure and offer sedation dentistry options to help you completely relax.
Dr. Levey offer both oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide and will recommend the option most suitable for you depending on your medical history and the type of treatment you will be receiving.
Oral sedation: administered in pill form, oral sedation will enable you to be responsive and in control of your bodily functions while feeling completely relaxed throughout your procedure. This type of sedation may take several hours to completely wear off and patients will need to arrange for transportation after treatment.
Nitrous Oxide: commonly known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is administered via a small cannula placed over the nose. Inhaling the odorless gas will enable you to be responsive during your treatment, but feel completely calm and free of anxiety. One of the benefits of this type of sedation is that the effects immediately disappear when the cannula is removed, enabling patients to drive themselves home after their procedure.