Dentistry is a field that offers solutions to a variety of dental problems, from routine cleanings to complex procedures. Whether cost is an issue, financing is needed, or a busy schedule presents a challenge, dentistry offers options to address these concerns and provide quality care.
Many people are so fearful or apprehensive about visiting their dentist that they would rather endure the pain of a toothache or allow a serious oral health problem to fester than pay a visit to their dentist. For those who never receive treatment for their dental problems, these dental problems can advance into even more serious stages, causing you even more pain and oral health problems.
At Advanced Dentistry, we understand the concern that many people have about going to the dentist, so we’ve made it our priority to ensure that every one of the patients who walks through our doors is invited into a warm, welcoming atmosphere where they will receive a high level of attention and care. Our friendly dental staff is happy to help answer any questions you may have about your range of sedation options, the treatment process, or payment options, and we take the time to get to know you, understand your fears, and employ a treatment approach that is suited for your physical and emotional needs.
Sedation dentistry includes dental procedures that involve some level of sedation, which is achieved through medicine to help patients relax during their treatment. There are varying levels of sedation ranging from its most minimally-invasive form, light nitrous oxide, to deep sedation, such as general anesthesia. The lightest form of sedation, which is commonly known as laughing gas, leaves the patient awake, but relaxed, and is best suited for patients who are undergoing minor cosmetic procedures where there is no need for heavier sedation measures. Moderate and deep sedation, can be a nearly unconscious or totally unconscious method of sedation that may be used for more complex restorative procedures. In nearly all cases, sedation is coupled with a local anesthetic, or medication that is injected directly at the site where the dentist will be working, to numb pain and relieve any discomfort during the procedure.
Sedatives are typically either inhaled, taken as oral pills, or deployed using an IV. Dentists are able to control the amount of sedation each patient receives, so less sedation medication can be given to a patient who does not want to be heavily sedated, while heavier medication may be prescribed for a patient who is anxious about his or her impending procedure. In all cases, we work with you to ensure you experience the most pain-free, minimally-invasive procedure possible.
Sedation dentistry is a good option for those with a fear or anxiety about going to the dentist that prevents them from getting the dental care they need. Likewise, sedation dentistry may also be appropriate for patients with a low pain tolerance, sensitive teeth and gums, poor gag reflexes, nervous habits and reactions, and those who require extensive dental work.
While some people can have adverse reactions to general anesthesia, sedation dentistry is safe for a majority of patients. Those with obstructive sleep apnea or have had serious side effects from anesthesia before should notify their dentist before getting a procedure done.
Our team of dentists are highly experienced at going over your medical history to uncover potential problems that may arise and suggest alternative solutions to sedation should you need it. Our certified dental anesthesiologists are also highly trained in the art of sedation dentistry to ensure you get the type and level of sedation that is appropriate for you. Age, health, and body weight should all be taken into consideration when receiving sedation. We carefully regulate the level of sedation based on factors such as these to ensure each patient receives pain-free care with a safe level of sedation.
Prior to receiving your cosmetic or restorative dental procedure, your dentist will go over your age, medical history, and any fears you have about your dental procedure or sedation. Throughout your procedure, we also continuously monitor your vital signs and can quickly reverse the effects of sedation with oxygen and medication whenever you need them. We are more than happy to share any details about our expert training and experience in sedation procedures and dental restorations so you know you are in safe hands with us.
Contact us today to see if sedation dentistry is right for you!
I’m a new patient at advanced dentistry and so far I’m very satisfied with the service provided. I came in for wisdom teeth extraction and they did a great job! The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Today I came back for a check up and the dental assistant Jocelyn was so sweet and helpful. She was so inviting and made me feel very comfortable coming back in. She met my needs and really made me feel like she cares about my well being. She made sure that I left with the care that I need for my extraction. She was excellent and she is a great addition to advanced dentistry!
This is the smile of the happiest woman in Dallas! We aren’t even done with the full process but Dr. Echeto gave me a great temporary solution so I could look my best on my big day. Doctor Echeto, Jocelyn, and Leon made sure I was right and I can’t thank them enough 💕They made the process so easy, and I didn’t have any of my normal “fears of the dentist”. They were extremely gentle and patient with me and answered all of my questions with no hesitation. All the staff are friendly, and the office always super clean. I would highly recommend this place to everyone looking for dental treatment!
I had gone to this dental clinic 3 times and they were very king and understanding with any setbacks I had to make for my appointments. They helped me get my gums and teeth better since the last time I went to the dentist was a while back. They also provide complementary water and sparkling water. The people here were so kind and in touch with each other making sure they are all doing great. Which helped me feel better and got rid of a bit of my nerves. They had also helped me set up a payment plan and give me a more affordable coverage. Much love to the people here.
I’ve been going here since 2018 with Dr Kaar, who was great! since his retirement, I fell into the hands of Dr. Echeto, who is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, from the moment you meet her, it’s ALL about YOU and what YOU, she won’t stop until you’re happy && I’m pleased to say after round 2 of having my teeth redone, I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY with the final results. I would like to thank LEON for being AMAZING-AMAZING! He is so kind, funny && informative && just all around THE BEST of THE BEST! I’m truly grateful for the team I ended up with this go round! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
If I could give 1000 stars I would!
Doctor Echeto and Jocelyn are so incredibly nice and professional.
You can tell they really know what they’re doing. Both were extremely gentle and patient with me throughout a very lengthy process. I got 10 crowns so it took many hours and a few visits but it was worth it.
Dr Echeto was really thorough and perfectionist which I really appreciate!
I’ve been smiling non stop and i love how natural they look!! I would recommend this place to everyone looking for dental treatment!!
I had a wonderful experience. I have alot of health issues and no body would help me for over 20 years. Dr Fadi said he had meds that were safe for me to have to get the oral surgery I desperately needed. They walked thru the entire process with me and took several breaks to make sure I was ok, comfortable and in no pain. I can ago to a Dentist for normal cleaning and whatever else may come up for the first time in a very long time. Leon held my hand and made sure I was good. He provided kindness and helped with my anxiety. If you want excellent care from start to end this is the place.
Working with Advanced Dentistry to get my wisdom teeth removed was the best decision I've made! Everyone who works there was extremely kind and understanding that this was my first time on my own getting work done. Every person I met with had given me excellent service and talked me though the process. Special thanks to my surgeon Dr. Ricci for the wonderful job he did, and to Dr. Fadi for explaining the surgery to me and being very kind and patient with my questions. As well as my assistants Vanessa and Yoli for helping me relax and being superstars as well. Thank you all! ❤
I just started coming to Advanced Denistry and so far it has been a great experience. This was my 2nd visit I had Dr. Echto and she was assisted by Tanika. Both we very kind, and gentle. They made sure I was comfortable the entire time and they took care of my fillings pretty quickly! My first visit was consult and cleaning and I had the same care that day as well. Cost, very reasonable and they didn't tell me I needed a bunch of work done that wasn't necessary, which I have experienced at previous dentists.
Thank you guys!
ERICA IS THE BEST IV SPECIALIST. The way the she did it was absolutely amazing and left no bruises. I would highly recommend this place. Also, Yoli was great as well. She was very caring and amazing at making sure you are well taken care of. I had to pull out my upper wisdom teeth and everyone from the staff as well as the dentist were AMAZING. I can't express how grateful I am to find such an amazing place to take care of my wisdom teeth.
🙏🏻 I really do appreciate everything that was done to take care of my wisdom teeth.