December 13, 2016

Value of Six-month Check-ups with Your Red Oak Dentist

No two smiles are identical. However, children through seniors benefit from six-month exams and cleanings with Allheart Dental, dentists in Red Oak.What’s the best way to keep teeth and gums healthy and shining?  Routine dental exams and hygienic cleanings with Allheart Dental Care provide superior preventive dentistry in Red Oak.

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December 18, 2015

The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing a General Dentist in Red Oak

Happy family with beautiful smiles thanks to their general dentist in red oakWhen you buy a car, choose a new restaurant, or upgrade your phone, you are likely to do a little research: ask your friends and family for advice, read reviews, visit websites. When the majority of people choose a dentist, they base their selection entirely on convenience factors (location, hours, etc.) because they believe any dentist or dental practice will be exactly the same. While dentist’s offices offer many of the same services, every practice is as unique as your smile. Before choosing a new general dentist, we recommend reviewing our dos and don’ts of dental practice selection.
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December 3, 2015

Looking for a General Dentist in Arlington? Visit Allheart Dental Today

Smiling man happy to be visiting his general dentist in arlingtonMoving is never fun. Packing, loading, unpacking, filling out change of address forms. The task list never ends. Then, you get settled in your new hometown and realize there’s still more to do. You have to find a new physician, dentist, optometrist, car mechanic, favorite restaurant. Sometimes trying new things, like restaurants, is fun. Other times, like when you’re looking for a new dentist, trying new things can be overwhelming. Many of our new patients admit they select a dental practice based entirely on proximity. If you’re new to the Arlington, TX area, we invite you to try us out. Our friendly, welcoming dental team makes every patient feel right at home, and we’d love to be your new dental practice.
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July 23, 2015

The Sedation Dentist Red Oak Trusts

woman relaxed at the dentist

If you experience dental anxiety, you need to call the sedation dentist Red Oak, TX trusts with their oral health care. Whether you experience a little stress or you have to be forced out the door before your dental visit, you’re not alone. Millions of people in the United States experience some level of dental anxiety, but you don’t have to put your mind and body through undue stress. At Allheart Dental, we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help any patient enjoy visiting the dentist. Call to find out more about sedation dentistry from the experts at Allheart Dental of Red Oak, TX.

What Forms of Sedation Dentistry do you Offer?

Sedation dentistry is often given the misnomer “sleep dentistry,” but in actuality, patients typically stay awake during their procedure even with sedation. General anesthesia is the exception, but is typically only offered in cases of severe dental damage that requires extensive oral surgery to repair. At Allheart Dental, your Red Oak dentist offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation for the comfort of our patients.

Nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas because it makes many patients feel euphoric. Nitrous oxide is administered during your treatment, and the level can be adjusted as necessary throughout the procedure for optimal comfort. Our doctors will place a mask over your nose that will release controlled amounts of nitrous oxide. Breathing through your nose, you’ll inhale the gas and feel relaxed. Throughout your treatment you will feel calm and experience less physical discomfort. Patients enjoy nitrous oxide sedation because its effects are generally gone after a short time, so you can drive to and from your appointment and return to your daily routine right away.

Oral conscious sedation is a great option for patients with severe dental anxiety. Our dentists will prescribe a common anti-anxiety medication that you will take before you ever leave your home. You’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment as the effects of sedatives are longer lasting, effect each person differently, and you should not operate heavy machinery while under their influence. We ask that you take the sedative an hour before your appointment. When you arrive, you should already be very relaxed and will remain calm and comfortable throughout your procedure. Some patients find these sedatives will cause them to drift off during their appointment, but most remain awake. However, many patients report not remembering the appointment.

Who Benefits from Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is not just beneficial for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. We recommend sedation dentistry for patients who experience any of the following concerns:

  • Sensitive teeth, gums, gag reflex
  • Extreme physical discomfort while in the dental chair
  • Cognitive disorders that may cause patients to experience fear or disorientation
  • Necessity for lengthy or complex procedures

Call Your Red Oak Dentist

Whether you have an extremely sensitive gag reflex or you simply dread visiting the dentist, Allheart Dental has you covered. Sedation dentistry is a safe, convenient way to control your stress and anxiety before a dental visit. Call to schedule an appointment today. Our friendly dental care providers in Red Oak, TX welcome patients from surrounding areas including Lancaster, Ovilla, Glenn Heights, Desoto, Waxahachie, and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

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