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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.
June 10, 2020
This is an awesome dentist. I took my wife there for some major dental work. The dentist is very professional and has an excellent staff. This cost me a lot of money, but was worth the finished product.
November 5, 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 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
This was the most amazing place and people!! My husband was in extreme pain from a wisdom tooth. They got us in on a Saturday at 7:00 pm and took great care of everything. Plus they x-rayed my son, cleaned his teeth, filled multiple teeth, added sealants to a few. All for a great price. We will be back in 2 weeks for more work. The dentist, assistant and office staff are all amazing! We found our dental home!
May 31, 2020
I had some extreme tooth pain going on and was scared to death of seeing a dentist because of past history with seeing one... Dr. Adam was so freaking awesome in explaining everything and helping me keep as calm as possible and made sure I felt little to no pain at all during my 3 extractions yesterday! His staff was absolutely amazing as well and very very understanding honestly they treated us like family and I for sure will be going back and also taking my kids!!!! Dr. Adam is for sure my hero right now I legit have no pain today what so ever and im very Thankful to not be worried about tooth aches later on!!!! Thank you Dr. Adam and all of your staff for helping me!!!!!
January 26, 2022
Absolutely love this dentist! I took my boyfriend in for tooth pain and Dr Adam was amazing talking him through his tooth extraction making him laugh and did it quickly because he knew he was scared! He was so nice we didn’t have insurance and he gave us a discount on the procedure and the medicine! Definitely recommend him and his crew!
March 2, 2022
I had to have an emergency root canal on a Sunday. After calling around I found Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care, they were able to see me within 2 hours of calling. Dr. Zaher and his staff took excellent care of me during my root canal. When I went back for my crown fitting I was in and out within 15 minutes! I will be going back to him for any future dental work, well worth the hour drive to me.
September 24, 2021
There are no words to describe how WONDERFUL my experience with Dr. Adam. Excellent doctor!!!Very thorough and caring. I was Greeted with respect, dignity and a deep desire to provide the best possible care for his patients and their many, diverse needs. I am very thankful to Dr. Adam and his skillful approach to address my case. There is no other dentist I would go to or recommend! When you find the best, you keep it!
June 17, 2021
Dr. Zaher was very patient, understanding, passionate, and caring. After pulling my teeth he did not leave my side until I felt better. Overall, a great experience.
May 17, 2020
They did a wonderful fantastic job! Dr. Zaher and his staff is so friendly and I love it!! I definitely recommend and the fact they stay open til 9 is great for us late workers.
December 3, 2021
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
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!!!
March 17, 2020
Dr. Adam Zaher not only removed my wife’s wisdom tooth painlessly, but he came in on his own, literally by himself, to perform paper work xrays I mean everything. The whole procedure didn’t last any longer than two hours, and he was so polite and professional! The hours are incredibly convenient. Also he chose The Legend of Korra to play for our son on Netflix. 10/10
September 3, 2020
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.
September 10, 2020
Walked in nervous left thankful and satisfied with my experience. Been to a few others in Longview this is my favorite and would highly recommend. Quick and everyone was friendly. Looking forward to my next appt. Thank y’all so much!!
May 26, 2022
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! 👍👍
July 31, 2020
Everyone was really nice and understanding! I would definitely recommend this place to ANYONE! Andrea , Alma , and Zaher were all very very nice! This is definitely a 5 star place.
July 31, 2020
This clinic is amazing! When I called to schedule new patient appointments for my family and myself, they were extremely helpful, patient and accommodating. My kids have always been scared of dentists but this office is very kid friendly. The dentist explained everything in a way that we could understand. I would recommend longview family and emergency dental care to everyone!
June 2, 2021
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
Quick, painless and very friendly dentist and staff! I usually get nervous when I go to the dentist but they made my whole experience calming. Definitely will be going to them from now on and the fact that they are open late and on weekends is a major plus!
January 30, 2022
I had a toothache in a tooth that was part of a bridge. As the day went on Saturday the pain got worse. I called the emergency office and spoke to Anna. She said come right in. After X-ray , Dr Adam showed me the infection and the root canal that was not good. He discussed everything he was going to do. He knew I was stressed so he gave me several breaks to get myself a rest. It was a removal that was ,to me, a little tricky. Dr Adam did a great job. I will go back again to implants. I have confidence that all will go fine. The experience was a good one. Anna caked to check on me today. That shows that they care about their patients. Thank you both for making me feel at ease!!!
May 3, 2021
Very friendly staff. I had a filling break loose and they got me right in. Highly recommend them to anyone.
September 11, 2020
Dr. Adam was amazing!! They all were able to work with me to get me taken care of same day. He did an amazing job considering the fish hook shape of my wisdom tooth roots, that he had to pull. Thank you Dr. Adam! I will definitely be returning here for my dental work, amazing staff!
January 8, 2022
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
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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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.