Sleep Dentistry At Harris Dental

Sedation Dentistry

Sleep Dentistry At Harris Dental

Dental visits can be extremely stressful. For some, the fear and anxiety associated with a trip to the dentist prevents them from getting the care they need. At Harris Dental, we provide the best oral sedation dentistry available. We will accommodate your needs with minimal, moderate, or deep sedation.

Don’t let dental dread keep you from achieving a perfect smile.

According to a national survey by the American Dental Association, Crest, and Oral B, the smile is the number one physical trait. Don’t let your smile go unnoticed.

In addition to sedation dentistry, we offer our patients a variety of procedures, including dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and CEREC same-day crowns.

Our professional staff will provide the best possible care for you and your family. Whether you need preventive care or cosmetic dentistry, the patient-oriented team at Harris Dental will give you something to smile about!

For more information on oral sedation dentistry, or to schedule a consultation, call us at 480-428-0040 .

 

Contact Harris Dental: 480-428-0040

We have 4 locations: Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale.

 

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Afraid Of The Dentist? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Sedation Dentistry

Afraid of the Dentist? Your Scottsdale Sedation Dentist Can HelpIf you live near Scottsdale and experience severe anxiety when undergoing (or even thinking about!) dental treatment, oral sedation is for you.

Conscious sedation dentistry is available in Scottsdale at Harris Dental. Whether it is called relaxation dentistry, oral conscious sedation, or anxiety-free dentistry, it is completely safe and very popular for nervous cosmetic and restorative dental patients in the Phoenix area.

Though it may sound impossible, with oral conscious sedation, Mesa and Queen Creek dentistry patients can actually relax during dental visits. In addition, healing times for oral surgery and extensive cosmetic dentistry procedures are often shorter if the patient is sedated during treatment.

Sedation dentistry is great for alleviating anxiety for Scottsdale patients, and oral conscious sedation can be effective for treating or working with the following:

  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Fear of needles
  • A powerful gag reflex
  • Difficulty controlling body movement
  • Lengthy multi-procedure visits
  • Difficulty becoming numb with traditional injections

If you need dental work more extensive than a filling – such as a root canal, tooth implant, crown replacement or wisdom tooth extraction –  call Harris Dental at 480-428-0040 for information about sedation dentistry.

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You Won’t Be Out Cold (Unless You Want To Be!)

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry Scottsdale

Does your heart start pounding at the mere thought of having a cavity filled? Do you get sweaty palms when you drive by any Scottsdale cosmetic dental practice?

Many Scottsdale residents who have improved their smile with cosmetic dentistry chose to use sedation. Though the terms “sleep dentistry” and “oral conscious sedation” are often used interchangeably, they are not identical. There are three main types of sedation used in dentistry.

Nitrous Oxide
The first level uses nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” as it is sometimes called. Nitrous oxide has been used in Scottsdale cosmetic dental offices for generations because it is safe and effective. It goes to work at the first inhalation, relaxes the patient during the procedure, but wears off quickly after the mask is pulled off. If you need a little help to get through dental treatment, but don’t want to be knocked out cold, nitrous may be your best option.

Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedatives don’t start working as quickly as nitrous oxide, but they help most patients achieve a deeper level of tranquility. These medications, however, do not usually produce complete unconsciousness. Thus, oral sedatives and nitrous oxide are used in “conscious” sedation. Two common sedatives used by Scottsdale dentists are diazepam and triazolam.

IV Sedation
IV sedation uses medications similar to those used in surgery and results in true “sleep dentistry.” Most patients are completely oblivious to what is going on in their mouth. IV sedation is often used for procedures such as root canals, wisdom teeth extractions and multi-procedure smile makeovers.

To learn more about sedation dentistry, adult braces, tooth implants, or porcelain veneers, call Harris Dental at 480-428-0040.

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Keeping Dental Patients Comfortable In Mesa

Sedation Dentistry

Keeping Dental Patients Comfortable in Mesa

Nobody enjoys pain. Your Mesa dentist knows this, and that is why the welcoming dental team at Harris Dental have made patient comfort a top priority. In conjunction with creating a relaxing environment, your dentist has various medications that can reduce and even eliminate pain associated with different dental procedures to give you a more enjoyable experience.

Some of the most common pain-relieving medications used in Mesa dentist offices and around the country are topical anesthetics. These are swabbed directly onto mouth tissue and numb the surface layers. Topical anesthetics can reduce the pain of mouth sores, or they can be applied to prepare the mouth for an injection.

Local anesthetics are injected into mouth tissue (usually the gums) to block the nerve sensations to specific areas of the mouth. Scottsdale and Phoenix dentists commonly numb the mouth in this way before filling cavities, treating gum disease, or performing cosmetic dentistry procedures.

More involved dental procedures may necessitate nitrous oxide or even general anesthesia. Ask us about oral conscious sedation.

Dentists generally recommend an OTC analgesic to relieve pain after a dental visit. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen.

Because your Mesa cosmetic dentist will most likely use a pain reliever during the dental visit or prescribe something for you to take after the treatment, make sure you jot down a complete list of medications you are taking, including herbal supplements, before each appointment.

I’m Dr. Joe Harris and I want Mesa patients to be informed about their dental care, especially as it pertains to pain relief during dental treatment. If you are in the Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Queen Creek, or Chandler areas and are looking for quality dental care, please contact my office today at 480-428-0040. Our welcoming staff would be happy to speak with you about teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, dental crowns, and the other services we offer.

Harris Dental
Mesa Location:
4540 E Baseline Rd, St, 101
Mesa, AZ 85206
480-428-0040

http://www.harrisdental.com/mesa/

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