Have you put off necessary dental work because of fear or anxiety?
Sedation dentistry can help you achieve a relaxed, calm state so you can comfortably undergo dental treatment.
Dr. David K. Harrison and his team offer various sedation methods to help Fort Wayne, IN, patients have anxiety-free dentist appointments.
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According to studies, dental anxiety affects 36% of the population. You aren't alone in your dental fears. Sedation can help you rise against your anxiety and gain access to crucial oral care.
Dr. Harrison has over 30 years of dental care experience and aims to make his dentistry practice accessible and inviting to all. Our sedation dentistry can help you improve your oral health in a comfortable and relaxing way. Patients from all over Fort Wayne, IN, choose Harrison Dental Group for a high-quality, accessible dental experience. Call to request a free consultation at:
"The team did an excellent job and I’m an anxious dental patient"
Appointment made and achieved in same day, was completely shocked being a new patient! Highly recommend, great experience, friendly knowledgeable staff, glad to have found a new practice for myself and family!View on Google
The team did an excellent job and I’m an anxious dental patient I had a very compromised molar (it’s gone now) and one day later I’m not swollen and no pain, thank you Dr. “Evan”!!! You and your associates are thorough and patientView on Google
We Can Help With Dental Anxiety
Our Treatment Options
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is delivered through a mask placed over the patient's nose. Once the flow of nitrous oxide begins, effects set in within minutes. Laughing gas slows down your nervous system to help you feel relaxed. Patients may feel a tingling sensation or feel light-headed. A significant benefit to nitrous oxide is that the effects set in quickly and wear off quickly, allowing the patient to drive themselves home.
Oral sedation comes in pill form. This type of sedation can help patients feel drowsy, at ease, and sometimes euphoric. Since oral sedation isn't fast-acting like nitrous oxide, patients will need to take the pill before their dentist appointment. A ride to and from our Fort Wayne offices is required since effects may take over an hour to wear off after the procedure has ended.
A local anesthetic is not a form of sedation itself, but pairs with your chosen sedation method. Local anesthetic numbs the area of your mouth where the dentist will perform treatment. Sedation helps calm the patient's nerves and brings them to a deep state of relaxation, but it doesn't numb pain. Pairing the local anesthetic with sedation ensures a relaxing and pain-free dental experience.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Do I Qualify for Sedation Dentistry?
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Whether you have a dental phobia or just need help relaxing in the dentist's chair, sedation dentistry can help ease the process of receiving dental care. Our offices in Fort Wayne, IN, offer sedation options that provide an overall comfortable experience for our patients. What's more, Harrison Dental Group focuses on creating an inviting, soothing environment. We use high-quality tools and techniques to deliver an outstanding experience for every patient.
Rather than avoid necessary dental treatment, enjoy it with dental sedation. Join us in the office to see if you qualify for sedation dentistry and learn what option is right for your needs. Contact us or call:
"Everyone at this office is so friendly!"
Everyone at this office is so friendly! Karen is amazing with my cleanings every 6 months. I look forward to my visits to Harrison!!View on Google
Non-judgmental and understanding. Very friendly and professional. I came in for an emergency and am new to the area, took care of me and answered all my questions. Gave me all my options with no pressure. Both the dentist and all the staff are excellent.View on Google
Sedation vs. Anesthesia
Level of Consciousness
The main difference between sedation and anesthesia lies in the patient's level of consciousness. With sedation methods, the patient is conscious and able to respond to the dentist during the entire process, though they may not remember the details of the procedure afterwards. With general anesthesia, the patient is completely unconscious.
Our sedation methods allow for a faster recovery than general anesthesia. Patients who undergo general anesthesia are advised to take the day off work. With our sedation methods, you can return to work within a few hours after your appointment or even right away, depending on if you had nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation.
Less Medical Qualifiers
Our Fort Wayne dentists will ensure that you qualify for sedation before treatment. They will monitor your health and level of sedation throughout the dental procedure. Candidates that may not qualify for general anesthesia, which requires a higher level of medical attention and specialist care, may find that they qualify for sedation.
Fewer Negative Symptoms
After sedation treatment, you may feel a bit drowsy and possibly dizzy. However, nausea, fever, and other adverse side effects that often result from general anesthesia are not usually present in patients after sedation treatment.
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
Harrison Dental Group strives to make high-quality dental care affordable to a wide range of budgets. That's why our Fort Wayne, IN, offices offer several financing solutions to manage the cost of treatment:
Our office accepts various insurance plans. Your insurance may cover sedation dentistry for specific procedures but likely not for general dental appointments.
If you don't have insurance, or if your insurance doesn't cover sedation dentistry, we offer financing through CareCredit®. CareCredit allows you to pay off your treatment in monthly payments.
Our dentists will never try to upsell you on treatments you don't need. We can create a custom plan that covers the treatment you need without pushing your budget limits.
Our Fort Wayne, IN, offices also accept Citi Health financing credit cards. Citi Health cards are another simple way to get affordable healthcare when you need it.
More 5-Star Reviews From Our Patients
Staff is professionally courteous, but also caring about their patients. Dr. Mary Ellen Argus and her assistants do all they can to assure a patient's comfort and satisfaction. (Cheryl)View on Google
Went to see Dr. Argus a couple of weeks ago for the first time- needed to switch due to insurance. I hate going to the dentist, but she and her staff were great- made me feel comfortable and did a nice job with cleaning. Waiting room had several other patients who looked satisfied. Hours are very convenient for my 8-5 schedule. Plan to return.View on Google