General Dentist Serving the Cincinnati Area
Fear of going to the dentist tops the list of common phobias. At Hardin Advanced Dentistry, our cosmetic dentists understand that anxiety and fear can get in the way of caring for your teeth as you should. We are uniquely equipped to resolve dental fear. We've created a safe, relaxing environment, complete with state-of-the-art technology and soothing amenities, so you can receive the care you need, free from fear, anxiety, or stress.
If dental work makes you feel uneasy, please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry at (513) 813-2716 today to discuss sedation dentistry. We serve the Mason and Cincinnati, Ohio areas.
While we offer many premium comforts in our office — including a TV above each dental chair, relaxation music, BOSE headphones, and memory foam chairs — we understand some patients need more than these amenities. Sedation dentistry is a safe, effective solution that helps your peace of mind and allows the dentist to complete multiple treatments while you rest in comfort.
At our office, we use oral conscious sedation. This is simply an oral medication you take before your visit. The medication calms frayed nerves. Many patients are so relaxed they fall asleep on their own accord during treatment. With oral conscious sedation, you are not "put under." You are conscious and capable to respond to the dentist's questions, but are relaxed and unconcerned about what is happening.
We also offer Single Tooth Anesthesia, an advanced way to deliver anesthesia through an advanced single-use syringe system. This helps our sedation dentistry patients who are worried about experiencing pain while getting treatment. It also provides a more precise anesthetic effect, delivered in a very safe manner.
Sedation dentistry has helped thousands of patients overcome their fears, receive the dental care they need for dental and oral health, and finally have a positive dental experience. Dr. Tara Hardin and our compassionate staff welcomes and understands apprehensive patients. We truly believe we can change how you feel about dental appointments and treatment, turning it from a dreaded task to an experience you actually enjoy.
Scared of the dentist? Talk to us about your fears – we can help you maintain and protect your dental and oral health with various types of sedation. We listen and we know how to work with even the most fearful patients.
Nitrous oxide is another option that appeals to patients who live with serious dental fears. Sometimes called "laughing gas," inhaling nitrous oxide induces relaxation in just seconds. Our dentists carefully control the amount of sedation, and the effects dissipate quickly, allowing patients to drive home after the procedure is completed.
If you suffer from anxiety before a dental appointment, our Mason sedation dentists offer multiple options to help you relax. Many patients are comfortable, calm and relaxed in any procedure. The type of sedation used is based on the treatment you need, your level of fear, and how best to protect your health and safety.
For more information about nitrous oxide and our other sedation dentistry services, please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry today at (513) 813-2716. Dr. Tara Hardin serves clients throughout the Greater Cincinnati area from our office in Mason, Ohio.
Nitrous oxide is an inhaled gas that induces calming feelings. Often called “laughing gas,” this method of sedation can lead to a pleasurable, giddy feeling for some patients.
If nitrous oxide is used during your visit, the gas is administered through a small mask. After taking just a few deep breaths, the gas takes effect. Most patients feel:
- Less anxious about their appointment
- Diminished pain response
- Tingling in the arms and legs
- A sensation of warmth in the body
Our dentists in Cincinnati, Ohio monitor your reaction to sedation and carefully manage the concentration of gas throughout the course of your procedure. Members of our team have extensive experience with nitrous oxide. We safely use the equipment and adjust the amount to meet each individual patient’s needs.
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Those who receive nitrous oxide are the only sedation patients who can drive themselves home after the appointment. Nitrous oxide is fast-acting. Other benefits include:
- Proven safety record
- Minimal, rare side effects
Nitrous oxide also reduces saliva flow and diminishes gag reflex, which can help improve your comfort and make the procedure easier to perform.
To find out how our sedation dentists can help you relax for your visit, please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry at (513) 813-2716, or contact us online today. Our Mason dentists welcome patients from Cincinnati and Dayton, as well as Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.
Fear of the dentist can take a toll on more than your emotions. Patients with dental phobia often delay routine visits and necessary care, leading to escalating oral health issues that require more time and expense to correct. To help patients become more comfortable with visiting our Cincinnati office, we are pleased to offer oral conscious sedation dentistry.
Find out how Dr. Hardin can relieve anxiety for your appointment. Please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry at (513) 813-2716 today for more information about our sedation dentistry services in the Greater Cincinnati area.
What Is Oral Conscious Sedation?
Oral sedation relieves anxiety through medications taken by mouth. Our Cincinnati dentists recommend you take the prescribed medication approximately an hour before your appointment.
During your appointment, you are awake and aware, and feel extremely relaxed. Many patients feel:
- Free from stress and anxiety
- Drowsy – some patients drift off, sleeping through treatment
The purpose of oral conscious sedation is not to “knock out” patients who are afraid of the dentist. Our sedation dentists instead focus on managing anxiety – helping patients with fears and anxieties about dental treatment have a positive experience.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a safe, proven method for helping patients relax. Dr. Hardin has received training through the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), the foremost continuing education resource for dentists who want to help patients relax without "putting them under."
Some of the advantages of oral conscious sedation include:
- Getting the dental care you need without fear
- Few, very rare, side effects
- No shots or gas
- Complex or extensive treatments can all be completed in one appointment
- Vital signs are constantly monitored to ensure patient safety
Sedation dentistry alleviates anxiety during your first visit but can also help you overcome worries about subsequent appointments. Many patients who are afraid of the dentist developed the phobia due to unpleasant or traumatic experience with an earlier dentist. As you are conscious, aware, and not feeling pain, it is possible to shift how you feel about dental treatment, your dentist, and the other technicians, because you are receiving exceptionally kind, warm, and compassionate care.
A fear of the dentist can be difficult to overcome. Therefore, our office is committed to helping patients feel comfortable through sedation dentistry, providing dental care in a pleasant and soothing atmosphere. We offer many other services and amenities in our spa-like dental office.
For more information about oral conscious sedation and other comfortable dentistry services such as holistic dentistry, please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry today at (513) 813-2716. Then schedule a consultation with one of the best dentists Cincinnati, Ohio has to offer. We serve patients from Mason, Dayton, and the Greater Cincinnati areas, as well as those living in the communities of Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.
While nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation are both great techniques of sedation dentistry that can help patients with fear and anxiety, IV sedation is also offered as a third option recommended by our dentists. IV sedation is an extremely safe and easy form of sedation that can help calm nerves, alleviate any anxiety, and relax patients into a gentle lull during any type of procedure.
What is IV sedation?
IV sedation is a safe and effective manner of conscious sedation that uses medications administered intravenously for a feeling of deep peace and relaxation. This is often referred to as “twilight sleep” as you will not be fully sedated but will be able to respond to requests during your treatment.
IV sedation can be easily adjusted throughout the procedure by dentist for the most comfortable experience.
Benefits of IV sedation
- Takes effect more quickly than other methods
- Safe and effective pain and anxiety relief
- Much easier for your dentist to control during the procedure
- Provides ability to achieve more dentistry in less time
- Provides little or no recall of the procedure for the patient
Is IV sedation right for me?
If you find that you are often nervous and anxious about dental procedures and are in generally good health, IV sedation could be a great fit for you. While IV sedation can cause grogginess and will require you to have a friend or family member drive you home, it is extremely safe and can be a great option for those with fear of dental procedures.
Dr. Tara Hardin?
Dr. Hardin is a Las Vegas Institute Fellow, granted only after a minimum of 278 hours of advanced education and experience in aesthetics, physiologic science, and a comprehensive practical examination. Additionally, she is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an accreditation granted only to those with superior performance and knowledge in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. These qualifications are compounded by almost two decades of experience and continued education.Learn more about Dr. Hardin
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