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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!
May 15, 2020
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
June 28, 2020
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!
March 29, 2020
My daughter was beside herself at having her wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Adam Zaher and his assistant Alma did a wonderful job. And very fast with the removal. This was not our first visit and will not be our last. They worked well with our insurance. The whole office is friendly and open and clean. The real plus is it's open on weekends. Thank you for doing a great job! See you in 6 months.
August 9, 2020
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!
May 30, 2020
I can not thank Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care enough, they were so kind and caring regarding my tooth pain, Dr Zahar helped me with the pain so that I could concentrate on what the best decision would be regarding my tooth. I really appreciate that he realized you can not focus when your in that much pain. I had been dealing with a severely painful tooth for days and another dentist office scheduled me for 5 days out, this office told my husband "bring her now" I am just so grateful! I highly recommend this dentist office.
July 5, 2020
Everyone took great care of me, the office was clean, and they were all very supportive especially since i was nervous about getting my wisdom tooth removed. Overall great experience!
September 6, 2020
So, I'm a single mother who works business hours and it's nearly impossible for me to get an appointment anywhere for my daughter without taking off work. I finally found this office and they are open SUCH unexpected and convenient hours. I was able to get an appointment for my daughter and not miss work. They were kind and helpful with my daughter, who is not a fan of doctors in general. She left skipping out of the office and that NEVER happens. These people are great! These people have my business in the future, that's for sure.
October 17, 2020
I normally do not post reviews but Longview Family and Emergency Dental care deserves recognition for honesty and integrity. I went there for a 2nd opinion and ended up paying much- much less. I was misdiagnosed at the previous dentist. This is really one of the best dental experience I have ever had. Everyone was so nice, the place is very clean and I was very comfortable in a dentist office for the first time in a long time. Highly recommend!!
May 30, 2021
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 😊
January 19, 2020
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!
March 22, 2020
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.
April 5, 2020
Had to have 2 emergency extractions done late last night. They stayed open late just to see and take care of me. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone who is having any dental issues as my experience here was great. The staff is wonderful, the surgeon is nice and talks with you and makes sure your aware of what is going on. Thank yall so much for helping me in a pinch.
April 22, 2021
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!!! 😋
August 6, 2020
My experience has been the best ever!!!!!! So professional and so patient. The entire staff treats you with honesty and kindness. Dr. Zaher even played me a little Sam Smith to calm my nerves😊. They guided me through my journey with nothing with my best interest at ❤❤ This year is new journey for me and I'm going into it with a great new smile on my face😁😁😁😁😁.
February 14, 2021
Hands down best dental care I have ever experienced! I was terrified to have 3 of my wisdom teeth removed, but Dr. Zaher and his staff at Longview family and emergency dental made the process so comfortable and without any pain! I was told about all my options and had all my questions answered clearly. I happened to go back again for a filling and once again great care and service! I am so thankful I found this dental clinic, honest and great care! Thank you !!
January 14, 2020
Solid 3.5 -1.The doc was very busy and I felt like he was rushing when speaking with me. After the examination (solid $50 spent, no question here), he briefed me on his findings and essentially told me to decide what to do. I clarified some questions with one of his assistants - didn't sound professional, however, I got all of the questions answered. The visit was indeed efficient, but I would rather have a slow and methodical one-on-one process, without the doctor and assistants(I got to meet 4 different ladies haha) constantly dropping in and out of the room to see other patients. +1.Tooth extraction was seamless and painless. Took about 10 min. -1.Setting up a payment plan was also quite easy. However, I'm still baffled that it cost 670 dollars for 1 wisdom tooth extraction (local anesthesia shot), 2 fillings, and cleaning - and that is with my insurance plan! +0.5 They gave me a prescription discount card, so I spent $24 instead of another $50 at the pharmacy. -1. When I think about a dentist's office, I think of a very clean, tidy, pleasant space. This place wasn't in the cleanest or tidiest condition. I wonder if it is because this team works so much that they just don't have time for that. To summarize, I came seeking help with a bad toothache, and left feeling no teeth at all hahaha (anesthesia took 3 hours to wear off which was much faster than I thought it would be) On a serious note, it was a very punctual and efficient visit, but I feel like some of the professional aspect of dentistry was sacrificed for that efficiency.
November 1, 2021
Dr. Adam and the staff makes me feel right at home immediately when I walk in the door. Everything was on time and it was an extremely professionally run office. Dr. Adam was very nice and informative. He provided excellent service and I couldn’t be happier with the results.This is a fantastic experience and a great place to go take care of your teeth and I would highly recommend to anyone!!
December 18, 2020
I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Adam and his staff. I was very anxious about the appointment and any procedure, but Dr. Adam was very patient with me and explained everything to me thoroughly and answered all my questions and the procedure went smoothly. My gratitude for Dr. Adam and his staff goes beyond the stars! There is no other dentist I would go to or recommend! When you find the best, you keep it
June 2, 2021
I am terrified of the dentist. Dr.Adam made me feel comfortable and took care of the pain right away. He was great and he has a wonderful staff! I would highly recommend him to any one looking for a dentist.
September 4, 2020
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 .
June 25, 2020
I had a wisdom tooth taken out the same day I called within an hour. The visit was quick and Dr. Zaher was actually really easy during the removal. I felt no pain at all and they really cared about where I could pick up my medication late in the evening. If you need dental work, I would highly recommend, especially with wisdom tooth removal.
October 4, 2021
If you are looking for a dentist with SKILLS & personality, this is your man! I got a 3 day run around with no relief in sight. Until I found this amazing place at 515 on a Wednesday . He told me to come on in, it was one of the best decisions I have made. Don’t get me wrong teeth can be painful and it’s a healing process but I’ve found my new dentist and will be driving over an hour just to see him! Great guy, great staff! Thanks so much.
July 5, 2021
I had to go in on Sunday very last minute for a tooth extraction and I was terrified but Dr. Adam and Alma were excellent and kept me calm and were very reassuring! Dr. Adam is very funny and he kept me laughing as much as possible and it really helped me to feel more comfortable!
August 30, 2020
I got my wisdom tooth pulled 2 weeks ago, anyone that has ever known me knows I’m absolutely afraid of dentist always have been. I came in scared for my life, but Dr. Adam and both of his helpers talked me through every step on how it was going to feel during and after the procedure, I can honestly say that this has got to be 1 of the scariest but the most calming and easiest visits I’ve ever had in a dentist office. “My favorite Dentist” 🤗
March 18, 2021
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.
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If you want to check out our procedures and other services, call us at (903) 759-2221 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.