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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  The best place to go if you need dental work done! I got one of my wisdom teeth extracted it took him 5 seconds to pull it out. Quick and painless! And the woman at the desk was extremely nice and very helpfull! Thank you guys so much!

    thumb Leea Usery
    3/16/2021

    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 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  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  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 an absolutely outstanding dentist. He is very professional and talented. He has a great experience and does an excellent job.He genuinely cares about his patients. I would highly recommend him without any hesitation.

    thumb Ala Nijim
    1/15/2020
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Rajab khan
    5/17/2020

    5 star review  Super amazing!! Went at 8pm for severe pain in one of my upper right molars. They gave me the options, explained each one, and I had a quick and painless extraction. Definitely would recommend them to anyone. The dentist is nice and friendly and the staff were all really sweet as well 🙂

    thumb Laci Augustine
    11/21/2020

    5 star review  Dr. Adam is extremely accurate, definitely a professional. The best dental care I have ever experienced. I would recommend this dentistry to anyone.So grateful I found this dentist and in a great location. I’d highly recommend bringing your whole family.

    thumb Rasha Alzubaidi
    1/16/2020
  • 5 star review  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!!

    thumb Patricia Gonzales
    5/30/2021

    5 star review  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 !!

    thumb Ola Huzo
    1/14/2020

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Chelsea Alexandra
    10/17/2020
  • 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  I had a sever toothache on a Saturday I called and they saw me at 8:45 pm. Really great guy. He was able to pull my tooth and get me out of pain. I have already recommended him to people I know. Thanks so much for taking good care of me.

    thumb Mary Ann High
    8/30/2020

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

    thumb A Google User
    9/11/2020
  • 5 star review  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” 🤗

    thumb Erica Mondragon
    3/18/2021

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Melinda Castillo
    7/05/2020

    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 was referred to Dr.Zaher by a friend, I had a major tooth emergency and he was able to see me same day to help with my emergency! His hours are amazing if you are needing dental care on the weekend/ emergency care. He is very very up front with care and pricing! His information about his dental care plan is straight forward! He was able to verify my crazy insurance over all great service!

    thumb April Hatten
    8/09/2020

    5 star review  I came in as a new patient and it was way more than Id expected. The office was a welcoming environment. The staff were very friendly and make you comfortable in everything they do. Dr. Zaher is amazing. He always does a great job explaining the process before starting. I finally found a great place to go for my dental work. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a great place who provides so many dental services. You wont regret it!!

    thumb Larry Jackson
    12/18/2020

    5 star review  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!!

    thumb Harold James
    12/18/2020
  • 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  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. 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  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.

    thumb Helena Harvey
    8/09/2020

    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

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Brandon Smith
    4/22/2021
  • 5 star review  LOVE this place! The entire staff was amazing, and made me feel right at home. I went expecting to lose a tooth,but Dr. Adam saved it, and fixed a longtime problem, all in the same visit. I have a horrible fear of the dentist, he made me so comfortable, that I am looking forward to going back. Our entire family will be using this place. AMAZING PLACE AND PEOPLE!!! I cannot say enough good things about everyone here! And thank goodness, everyone there has a great sense of humor! Prices are very reasonable too!

    thumb Christy James
    4/10/2021

    5 star review  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😁😁😁😁😁.

    thumb Rosalyn Hopkins
    2/14/2021

    5 star review  Went in for a emergency wisdom tooth extraction last night and had a wonderful experience! Dr Adam made sure to lay out all my options for me treatment wise and let me go with my decision with confidence. He did the whole procedure on his own and my husband and I were more than impressed. Would definitely recommend!!! 💕

    thumb A Google User
    9/03/2020

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 (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.

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