Does the thought of having your teeth cleaned make your entire body tense with fear? Would you rather endure the agony of a toothache than step foot in a dentist's office? You're not alone. A lot of people are so nervous about going to the dentist that they prefer not to have any treatment. Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to a simple tooth cleaning to take away any anxiety you may have.
You will receive the sedative drug through a vein, so it goes to work more quickly. This is a deeper sedation method which allows Dr. Hapney to continually adjust the level of sedation. More than 100 million patients in the US have some form of dental anxiety. The dental anxiety can be treated with a variety of techniques, all of which Dr. Hapney is thoroughly experienced in providing. We use the most up-to-date and sophisticated monitoring and emergency equipment available essentially turning our office into a state-of-the-art surgical suite. Dr. Hapney is uniquely qualified to perform sedation and monitoring while producing high quality dental work. Our primary goal is to safely provide a comfortable, relaxed experience while healthy, beautiful smiles are created and maintained. We personalize our anesthetic plan to each individual patient. Numerous techniques are available and depend on medical history, the procedure, and even your personal preferences.
Depending on the total dose given, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. For minimal sedation you take a pill, usually about an hour before the procedure. The pill will make you drowsy, although you'll still be awake. A larger dose may be given to produce moderate sedation. This is the type of anesthesia most commonly associated with sedation dentistry. Many people become groggy enough from moderate oral sedation that they sleep during the procedure. This procedure does require a friend or family member to provide transportation to and from the appointment. Nitrous Oxide is also used in conjunction with this modality.
A safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called "laughing gas," it will make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It helps with anxiety and is not intended to put you to sleep. You will breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Best place in Greenville. Really clean, and all the workers tell you what’s going on in detail so you know what’s going on. Your never out of the loop, real calm and down to earth environment. Tight group of people.
Dr. Hapney and her team go above and beyond to make you feel like a family member and not just another person coming into their office. They really take the time to explain in detail any treatment that is needed. The first visit was a little longer because they took the time to do a through exam of the health of my gums and teeth but I felt like I had been educated on what was going on and needed to be done.
The Spa offers the best facials and chemical peels. Shawna is excellent at helping you with skin care as well.
Very thorough & comprehensive first visit...also offer spa services !
Very thorough and pleasant first visit. Comprehensive tooth/ gum mapping and cleaning by Angie.
Office has a soothing atmosphere ( surprise for dentistry). Highly professional staff.
Easily the best dental experience I have had.