Dental anxiety is a real and common reason for missed dental appointments and poor oral health. At Smile Viera in Viera, FL, Dr. Roppa and Dr. Marshall-Roppa work one on one with patients who suffer from a fear of the dentist to help them feel calm, relaxed and confident when they visit.
There are many things that someone can fear when it comes to dental care, from needles and drills to gagging and the smells often associated with dentistry. We will take the time to talk with you and understand what it is that causes your anxiety so that we can offer appropriate ways to calm your fears and help you receive the dentistry you need or desire.
Sedation Dentistry Viera, FL
Smile Viera also offers sedation options to help patients feel completely relaxed during a treatment or procedure- with little or no memory afterwards!
We will discuss your personal medical history before recommending the most suitable type of sedation. Options include:
- Oral conscious sedation: administered in pill form, this type of sedation may need time to take affect and will take several hours to wear off completely. Patients will need to be escorted after treatment as driving will not be possible.
- Nitrous oxide: also known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is delivered via a small cannula placed over the nose for direct inhalation. It will take affect quickly and wears off as soon as the cannula is removed, enabling patients to drive themselves home.
With both types of sedation, patients are “awake and responsive”, but will feel completely relaxed with little or no memory of the procedure afterwards.