Help For Nervous Dental Patients At Harris Dental

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Sedation Dentistry in Phoenix

Imagine the following: You are stretched out in a dental chair at the start of a checkup. As a dental assistant wraps a paper bib around your neck and clicks on a bright overhead light, you tense up and your heart begins to pound. If this sounds at all like you, sedation dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix can help.

Millions of people experience heightened stress levels when they go to the dentist. Sometimes it’s so intense, people skip the dentist altogether. This is a coping mechanism that psychologists call “avoidence.” The problem with it, of course, is that it puts your dental health at risk.

  • Nitrous oxide. Popularly called laughing gas, nitrous oxide puts you in a very relaxed state. It is safe and effective, works quickly, and wears off quickly. It’s been used in dentistry for more than one hundred years.
  • Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative before your scheduled appointment. It puts you in a deeply relaxed state.

Don’t let anxiety put your dental health at risk! Sedation dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix will get you through any procedure. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to us for complete general dentistry. (They also appreciate that we are a no lecture zone!) Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

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4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
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Keeping Patients Calm

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If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both, some people would rather skip the dentist altogether than sit down for a checkup. The problem with that, of course, is it puts their dental health at risk.

There are lots of reasons why people develop anxiety or phobia over dental care. It often stems from a bad experience they had with a dentist as a kid. Fear of pain may be involved, as well as a fear of anesthesics and possible side effects.

Whatever the cause, sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their appointments.

We offer three types:

  • Nitrous Oxide. You also know this as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century and is highly effective.
  • Oral conscious sedation. You take a prescribed sedative an hour or so before the appointment. You won’t sleep, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. When the appointment is over, someone will have to drive you home.
  • IV Sedation. As the name suggests, this is administered intravenously. You won’t sleep with this on, either, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. You’ll need an escort for a ride here and back.

Whatever your issue is, it is essential that you do not compromise your dental health by skipping the dentist. Sedation dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix may be just for you. Our services also include complete general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

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480-428-0040

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Don’t Let Fear Of The Dentist Compromise Your Oral Health

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If you have claustrophobia, you avoid enclosed spaces. If you have arachnophobia, you stay away from spiders. Fair enough! But if you fear the dentist you may be inclined to avoid checkups. At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we know this is a bad idea. Sedation dentistry may be just what you need.

The connection between your dental health and overall health is by now well-established. Skipping regular checkups due to fear, or any other reason, puts your general health at risk, too.

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We offer three types of sedation: nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.

  • Nitrous Oxide. Better known as laughing gas, nitrous has been used with great success in dentistry for more than one hundred years. It works quickly and wears off quickly.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation. This involves taking a prescribed sedative an hour or so before your appointment. It won’t put you out, but it will make you very groggy. An escort to and from our office is required.
  • IV Sedation. As the name implies, a strong sedative is adminsitered through a needle. It puts you in an even deeper state of relaxation. You’ll need a ride with this, too.

Sedation dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix has allowed countless patients to get the treatment they deserve. We offer a full range of general dentistry services. Call one of our offices to schedule an appointment today!

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480-428-0040

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Afraid Of The Dentist? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

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Afraid of the Dentist? Your Phoenix Sedation Dentist Can HelpIf you experience severe anxiety when undergoing (or even thinking about!) dental treatment, sedation dentistry from Harris Dental may be for you.

Whether it is called relaxation dentistry, sleep dentistry, or anxiety-free dentistry, it is completely safe and very popular for patients in the Phoenix area with dental anxiety.

Though it may sound impossible, with  sedation 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, and can be effective for treating or working with the following:

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

If you need oral surgery such as a dental implant or wisdom tooth extraction, call Harris Dental in Phoenix for information about sedation dentistry. We offer general dentistry.

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480-428-0040

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad…Dentist?

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People who suffer from dental phobia may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common condition. At least they know they are not alone and that the medical community takes it seriously, and at Harris Dental in Phoenix, we have a solution.

Phobias like Pteromerhanophobia (the fear of flying) and Acrophobibia (the fear of heights) can be problematic, but a person can live a perfectly healthy life without getting on a plane or riding an elevator.

A person with dental phobia or dental anxiety may skip the dentist outright, becoming at risk of entering a vicious cycle of declining oral health.

Fear causes the person to steer clear of dental checkups for years. When a minor dental issue (like a little cavity) proceeds until it contacts a nerve and leads to pain, the patient is forced to visit the dentist.

At this point, the required therapy is an extensive procedure (possibly an extraction followed by a dental implant). The treatment reinforces the dental phobia and, once again, the patient stays away from the dentist’s office. That’s how some people end up losing teeth at a relatively young age.

Experts believe that the prevalence of dental phobia may be as high as one in four individuals. Are you one of them?

At Harris Dental, we want to help distressed patients successfully overcome or at least manage their trepidation so they can undergo twice-yearly checkups and cleanings. Preventive dentistry is the best way to protect teeth and gums.

If you dread going to the dentist, there is hope. At Harris Dental, we have successfully treated many patients just like you with sedation dentistry. We also provide general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

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480-428-0040

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