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 Do you fear going to the dentist and sitting on a dentist’s chair? You don’t have to fear any longer with sedation dentistry. Let us find out more about sedation dentistry and why it is the solution to your dental anxiety.

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  • 5 star review  I really fell in love with this Dentist Office. When you walk in the atmosphere is great, friendly, homie place. I was in so much pain they seen me the same day. The doctor is so amazing and he has a heart for what he does and put your needs first. If you're looking for a great dentist check this office out. Even open on the weekends

    thumb Veronica Mills
    6/28/2020

    5 star review  My husband had an tooth emergency on a Saturday morning. They got him right in and made his pain go away. Great customer service! Great one on one with the dentist. Great place. We will definitely keep them for our family dental needs. Thank y'all so much for everything!

    thumb jennifer velez
    3/06/2020

    5 star review  My mouth ways killing me. I am so thankful that Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care was open. Dr. Adam was super nice. He helped me out with my tooth pain. He was extremely professional.

    thumb Luz Dominquez
    9/07/2020
  • 5 star review  Had a wisdom tooth removed with no problem. Office is clean and staff is super friendly. Prices are great and they offer payment plans. Definitely recommended

    thumb Jose correa
    8/03/2020

    5 star review  Great experience with Dr. Zaher and Andrea! My father had to have all of his remaining teeth extracted in preparation for a complete set of dentures, and Dr. Zaher was efficient and pain-free—even with a whole mouth of teeth to extract. Both he and Andrea make their patients feel comfortable and welcome during stressful procedures and are more than willing to answer any questions concerning your care. If you need a dentist in Longview, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Zaher.

    thumb Richard Delk
    3/22/2020

    5 star review  I came in on a Saturday in a ridiculous amount of pain after searching far and wide for an open dentist office. The receptionist/assistant was an extremely kind, funny, sweet girl who instantly made me feel at ease. She’s prompt, knowledgeable, and super easy to talk to! The dentist was just as wonderful! He understood that I was a little nervous and did his absolute best (and succeeded) to talk me through everything. He answered all of my dumb questions very attentively and with a smile. I’ve finally found a dentist that I actually like! The office is an hour drive away from where I live, but the quality care and kindness more than makes up for the long drive! Thank you so much, Dr. Adam! I’m forever grateful to you for being open on a Saturday!

    thumb Jess Johns
    3/22/2020
  • 5 star review  Dr. Adam is very thorough in explaining the procedure and costs. The prices are very reasonable, I just had my 4 wisdom teeth removed and I am healing great.

    thumb Angelica Castillo
    9/10/2020

    5 star review  I am terrified every time I step foot in a dentist office. I have gone to the same dentist for years. I had an emergency and needed to be seen. I called this office and they had me scheduled for the SAME day. I told Andrea how nervous I was and she calmed me over the phone. When I arrived I almost immediately went into the patient room. I told Dr. Zaher how my regular dentist does things and told him how scared I was to try someone new. He assured me I was in good hands. I trusted him. He did exactly how my normal dentist did and went above and beyond with my treatment and care! He made me feel as comfortable as possible and I felt no pain! His staff was friendly and checked on me regularly. I would highly recommend this facility! They made me feel like welcomed and comfortable with their exceptional hospitality!

    thumb Heather Presley
    3/29/2020

    5 star review  Dr. Adam and staff were great! Saw me on a Sunday for bad tooth pain and fixed me up. Would recommend to everybody.

    thumb Lacy
    8/30/2020
  • 5 star review  Dr. Zaher and his staff are great! From my first contact with them, I felt they truly cared about my problem. They got me in promptly and I knew in that first visit what needed to be done. They're professional in every way and I highly recommend them. Do not hesitate if you need dental services. They'll take the very best care of you. Thank you, Dr. Zaher and support staff.

    thumb Pam Faves Minton
    7/21/2020

    5 star review  I love this Dentist Office from the time I walked in to the time I left I felt comfortable and at ease. I needed some teeth pulled they both were giving me pain. Dr Adam Zaher was very friendly he walked me through the steps and made me feel very comfortable about getting my teeth pulled I was so nervous but he encouraged and let me know I was gonna do just fine and I was especially relaxed when he turned the music on. He is a great dentist and is really down to earth. Andrea she is really really sweet. We had a great conversation and she explained to me the steps on how to take care of my mouth after the extraction. I literally called her everyday after I left to ask questions again to make sure I was doing everything right and she had so much patience with me even after waking her up out her sleep at home she was there to answer me. To the new girl sorry I don't remember your name but she was so sweet to. I know you were nervous but you did great just stay encouraged everything will get better for you. I highly recommend this Dentist office the staff are just like family when you have questions or just need them to take a look or something needs to be pulled they will do it. This is a very professional and clean place to go and you will love the staff. You all know I will be back of course. My Dentist Family 5 stars isn't enough I give you all a 10 Thanks again.

    thumb April Robinson
    4/05/2020

    5 star review  Finally got around to giving this review I promised. I've had more bad experiences with dentists in the past that left my with a sour taste in my mouth.. pun intended. But Dr. Adam and his amazing staff have given me the opportunity to go without the accompanying dread. Pleasant atmosphere, prompt service, personable people, and services explained in details not numbers and $$$. Thanks!!!! Told y'all I would give a good review!!! 😋

    thumb Jen Marie Fenton
    8/06/2020
  • 5 star review  Dr. Adam is very thorough in explaining the procedure and costs. The prices are very reasonable, I just had my 4 wisdom teeth removed and I am healing great.

    thumb A Google User
    9/10/2020

    5 star review  These guys are great! The Doctor and Alma went above and beyond to meet all my needs! I was in and out within an hour! They made me as comfort as possible and did a great job! Thank you!

    thumb MrSkippera
    8/26/2020

    5 star review  I was extremely nervous about having one of my wisdom teeth removed, but he made me laugh and got my mind off of it. Super friendly staff!! Also love that they are open late and on weekends, that way I don't have to miss work when me or my family has an appointment. Very highly recommend!!! If I can work up the courage to get the other wisdom teeth removed, he will definitely be the one to do it!! 😄

    thumb Jennifer Duncan
    2/01/2020
  • 5 star review  Amazing dentist! Very attentive, and professional. Fixed a very deep cavity, and my tooth no longer hurts. I highly recommend.

    thumb Linda Camacho
    1/14/2020

    5 star review  Dr. Adam and his staff are amazing. I was in severe pain, they went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. I highly recommend his office! The pricing was amazing too!

    thumb Jaclyn Lively
    5/15/2020

    5 star review  Extremely friendly and understanding. I was in an unbearable amount of pain and they were very accepting to helping me in my time of need! I’m not in the best financial situation as well, and they made sure I got the work done I absolutely needed and were willing to work with me! I had no problem with scheduling my appointment that day with hardly any notice, finding the office (with hardly any wait once I got there,) them listening and examining to pin point the problem, getting the right pain meds, or getting back in touch after my visit. By far one of the best places to go to. The dental assistant needs a raise! She held my hand when I was in pain and talked me through everything as well as the Doctor himself. I got two molars and one wisdom out at the same time & my healing process has been one of the best by far for any dental work I’ve gotten done. Definitely recommend!!!

    thumb Sinjun Perry
    3/17/2020
  • 5 star review  I highly recommend Dr. Adam Zaher and his staff. They saw me on short notice on a Saturday night. I was very nervous about having my tooth pulled, however they went above and beyond to make me comfortable. The office is nice and extremely clean. And to top it off Andrea periodically checks up on me to make sure I am healing properly. This is definitely my new family dentist 😁😁😁

    thumb Feather Harrison
    3/06/2020

    5 star review  My husband and I recently visited their office. My husband had a severe tooth ache and found their after-hours office near our home. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The day we arrived for his procedure they made us feel like family. My husband felt little discomfort and NO PAIN during the extraction! Alma was so sweet and thourogh. We would recommend this team to anyone who needs work done! Thank you all 🙏🏽 The Johnson's

    thumb Christi Natasha
    6/06/2020

    5 star review  I highly recommend this place they are the best! Dr. Adam, Alma, and Andrea were very nice, friendly, and helpful. I was really nervous when I got there but they made me feel comfortable and took very good care of me. Thank you Dr. Adam and staff.

    thumb Elisa Romero
    6/10/2020
  • 5 star review  Longview Family and Emergency dental care has a beautiful office with an amazing staffs. Loved walking in there and feeling at home. Dr. Adam was so funny and understanding . He took his time to make me feel comfortable during the treatment. Would definitely recommend to anybody seeking dental needs 😊

    thumb Lea Winter
    1/19/2020

    5 star review  My mouth ways killing me. I am so thankful that Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care was open. Dr. Adam was super nice. He helped me out with my tooth pain. He was extremely professional.

    thumb A Google User
    9/07/2020

    5 star review  This place is amazing! Worked with me with everything!! Will be coming back in the future for sure and recommending to anyone and everyone. 😀

    thumb Caty Boone
    8/24/2020
  • 5 star review  Very nice business . Everyone is professional and very nice. My procedure went well . And the Dentist and staff are very knowledgeable and helpful . I would definitely recommend the for all your dental needs. Thank Longview Family Dentist .

    thumb Deedra Kelley
    6/25/2020

    5 star review  I have to say this was probably one of the most plesant places I have been. They were very gentle with my emergency extraction. Highly reccomend this place. Everyone was so nice. I called at 8am and was out before 11am

    thumb The Glass Alchemist
    8/21/2020

    5 star review  Wow Dr.Adam and Alma did a wonderful job. THE DENTIST was the best ever, he really cared and explained and answered every little question I had. He took care of things I've neglected for years due to price but with my insurance and him not price gouging the procedures I was able to have 2 wisdom teeth pulled,root canal,and filling and a deep cleaning. He truley cares and its quality work! 👍👍

    thumb Tamara Schickel
    7/31/2020
  • 5 star review  Thank you all for the warm, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere during my visit. I broke a molar, and the office was able to squeeze me in. Dr. Zaher is an amazing dentist, extremely patient, easy to talk to, takes the time to know his patients. He is passionate about his job, takes his time to explain things to you thoroughly in a way that you understand, readily and happily answers all questions, and is just so knowledgeable about his profession and it shows in his work. I couldn't be more pleased with my experience — very friendly staff. Thanks to the whole staff at Long View Family and Emergency Dental care from a grateful new patient.

    thumb Jay Boylan
    1/22/2020

    5 star review  Very friendly staff. I had a filling break loose and they got me right in. Highly recommend them to anyone.

    thumb Kelly Lindsey
    9/11/2020

    5 star review  I would highly recommend this place for all you dental needs. I had no idea there were places that stayed open this late for people like me I couldn’t wait any longer to go. I was in so much pain.. Ms. Andrea, Ms. Alma and Dr. Zaher are now my favorite people lol. They were patient with me. I have a fear of dentist. They made me feel like family. I’ll surely be back to get all of my work done! You guys are Amazing! Thank you again!

    thumb Miranda Long
    5/30/2020

What is sedation dentistry?

 

Sedation dentistry is a type of dental procedure where medication is used to help the patient relax while undergoing dental treatment.

 

What are the types of sedation used in sedation dentistry?

 

1.  Inhaled sedation

 

In inhaled sedation, you breathe in nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, together with oxygen. You will be asked to wear a mask over your nose to make inhalation possible and effective. This is a very common form of sedation and it helps you relax greatly while on the dental chair. You don’t fall asleep with this kind of sedation but it is very effective in making you feel less anxious about the dental procedure you are about to experience. Most dental clinics provide this kind of sedation and it is very safe to use.

 

2.  Oral sedation

 

Oral sedation involves taking a pill for minimal sedation. Typically, the pill given is Halcion which is almost the same as Valium. You are to take the pill an hour before your treatment. The effect of the pill is drowsiness on your part but you will not fall asleep. For moderate sedation, a larger dose will be given. This will make you groggy which might even put you to sleep during the procedure. However, the sleep is light and you can easily be awakened with a gentle shake.

 

3.  IV sedation

 

In Intravenous or IV sedation, the sedative drug is made to pass through your veins so that it can work more quickly. The level of sedation can easily be adjusted by the dentist. You won’t fall asleep with this kind of sedation but you will not be aware of what is going on in your treatment. This process requires recovery time after you leave the office.

 

4.  General anesthesia

 

General anesthesia usually makes the patient almost unconscious or completely unconscious or deeply asleep during the procedure. The drugs or anesthetics used are injected directly into a vein and you may also be required to inhale a gaseous anesthetic. You cannot easily be awakened when under general anesthesia. When the effects of the anesthesia wear off, that is the only time that you can be awakened. Before leaving the clinic, you will need thorough recovery time.

 

What is oral sedation dentistry?

 

Oral sedation dentistry is a dental procedure where you administer sedative drugs through the mouth so that a dental procedure can be performed while reducing the patient’s anxiety related to the experience. Oral sedation is one of the available methods of conscious sedation dentistry.

 

Approximately an hour before the dental procedure, the patient will be required to take initial medication. Additional dosing may be included in the treatment which is to be taken the night before the appointment. This is to help the patient from experiencing anxiety-related insomnia. Oral sedation dentistry is a safe procedure. Dosages given are well below levels that can impair breathing.

 

Who can benefit most from oral sedation dentistry?

 

1.  Those with light to moderate dental fear and anxiety.

 

People who are afraid of the dentist or the dental procedure will most likely delay, postpone or permanently avoid dental treatment. These patients are difficult to handle even when they decide to get treatment. This is why sometimes there are treatment delays. But with oral conscious sedation dentistry, their fear and anxiety can be overcome. The fearful patient can turn into a fully cooperative one. This procedure is for those who have light to medium dental anxiety. If the dental phobia case is severe, then the patient may be required to have general anesthesia.

 

2.  Those who have time constraints.

 

If you are busy and cannot take repeated time off for your dental visit, you can benefit from oral sedation since it offers fewer appointments. With oral sedation, a patient can tolerate longer dental treatments without feeling tired or uncomfortable. The patients are very much relaxed and cooperative. This makes it possible for multiple complex procedures to be performed in one dental visit or fewer dental visits.

 

3.  Those with a severe gag reflex.

 

If a person is nervous during a dental procedure, he may experience gag reflexes. The patient, during such situations, can either start to choke or sputter. With oral sedation, a patient can be very relaxed even if he has an over sensitive gag reflex. This will make the dental experience more comfortable for him and the dentist as well.

 

4.  Those who cannot tolerate long dental visits.

 

Sometimes prolonged dental treatments can make your jaw sore or can give you neck and back problems. But with oral sedation, your muscles will relax. This will allow the patient to receive lengthy dental treatments and the soreness from the procedure will be reduced.

 

5.  Those with difficulty in getting numb.

 

If a patient does not get numb immediately, he will need to have several injections for local anesthetics to be effective. Having several injections can be very uncomfortable for a patient especially if he is afraid of needles. But with oral sedation, you can become relaxed no matter how many local anesthetics are injected in your mouth.

 

What are the advantages of oral sedation dentistry?

 

1.  Oral sedation dentistry is very effective.

 

With oral sedation dentistry, a fearful and anxious patient can have a very successful dental treatment since he will be fully relaxed and comfortable while the procedure is ongoing.

 

2.  It is easy to administer oral sedation.

 

From all of the sedation methods, oral sedation is the easiest one to administer. You simply need to swallow a pill before your appointment. You don’t need to wear any mask and you don’t have to be stuck with a needle.

 

3.  Oral sedation does not use needles.

 

You don’t have to worry if you are afraid of needles since oral sedation doesn’t use them. Sedation comes by simply taking a pill. If you have a phobia for needles, then this is one of the important advantages of oral sedation. Even if you need a shot for anesthesia, it won’t matter because, with oral sedation, you will already have been relaxed and comfortable.

 

4.  Oral sedation is safe.

 

No severe adverse reactions are experienced taking oral medication before a dental procedure.

 

5.  An oral sedative is very suitable and accepted well by patients.

 

There are relatively few contraindications taking sedative pills to relive anxiety for children and adults. And most patients are more accustomed to taking pills or medications by mouth rather than by other means.

 

6.  Oral sedative has an amnesic effect.

 

The side effect of taking oral sedatives is that it leaves you with little or no memory of the dental procedure performed under their influence. So, no traumatic experiences are ever remembered, if there possibly was one. This is an extra advantage of oral sedation.

 

It is common for people to fear the dentist. Some people find it difficult to deal with it. But with sedation dentistry, a patient can have his fears and anxieties put aside and be more relaxed during a dental procedure. This way their oral health is not compromised.

 

If you want to learn more about the services that we offer, contact us here. We can provide you with the best dental care while making you feel right at home. At Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care, you can learn more about oral sedation dentistry. We accept walk-ins and emergency dental services every day. And, we are open on weekends and holidays.

 

 

 Call Us For Inquiries

If you want to check out our procedures and other services, call us at (430) 625-7381 and schedule your appointment. We are available for all kinds of inquiries and questions. It is our pleasure to assist you at any moment.

Longview Family and Emergency Dental is the ultimate solution for all your dental needs. We also do all other kinds of dental procedures, so you can find our team whenever you need dental improvements.

With our careful selection of materials and our professional well experienced Dentists and the use of latest technology, we will provide you with the best solution according to your needs. Our procedures are highly effective and ensure complete satisfaction. If you need any kind of suggestion or a professional opinion about your future dental intervention, contact our team and tell us what you need to be done. We will be happy to assist.

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