At our clean and cozy office, Dr. Thrasher and our Hillcrest Dental Care staff make sure you always have most carefree experience possible. We’ve been providing patients with comfortable dentistry for 40 years and sedation dentistry for 20 years. We look forward to treating your smile with the same gentle approach.Dr. Thrasher on why a patient should choose Hillcrest Dental Care Read Transcript
A patient should choose our office because we are advanced in the technology that we use in dentistry today. They want to have comfortable dentistry done, and that, to me, is huge. Many of my patients tell us the stories, the horror stories, of dental experiences that they had. It can be 10 years ago or it could be 30 years ago, and they've never been back to the dentist before.
So, their mouth is deteriorating and they're neglecting it out of fear. They're actually phobics. So, the sedation and being able to get a patient very relaxed, in many cases, they sometimes go to sleep. They get their dentistry done very comfortably. The most important thing about that, is they don't remember anything about the procedure.
They don't have to worry about the shot, or the drill, or the noise, or any of the negatives that are part of old dentistry. They can have headphones, listen to our music, or they can bring their own music with them. We have neck pillows to make sure they're comfortable in the chair. Blankets to keep them comfortable if they're cold. An eye pillow, to cover their eyes, or sunglasses, either one.
We have chairs with massage, electric massage, or just a massage unit, in the chair that helps kind of relax the patient, as well, makes them very comfortable while they're having the dental work done. So, I would encourage patients who need any kind of dentistry, from the most minor procedure to the most complex procedures, to choose an office like ours, that offers sedation, to help them get it done comfortably, in the fewest number of appointments.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’ve found a dentist you will always be happy to visit! You will also benefit from our comprehensive dental services we provide under one roof, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Many of our services can be provided in just one visit thanks to our advanced technology.
Call 254-400-2868 to make an appointment at our Waco, TX dentist office, conveniently located right in front of Hollywood Theaters on Woodway Drive.
Providing Peace Of Mind With Personal Attention & Dental Sedation
We use safe dental sedation to calm your nerves and provide pain-free treatments. Depending on your level of anxiety or your procedure, we may use:
- Nitrous oxide, or “relaxing air,” to soothe you while you stay awake
- Oral conscious sedation, taken in pill form, which also allows you to stay awake
To further ensure you feel totally at ease, we offer massage chairs, blankets, and pillows. You can request anything you need to make yourself at home during your visit.
Treating Your Smile With State-Of-The-Art Technology
Our office has also been designed to deliver the most convenient, up-to-date, and beneficial treatments to improve your oral health and your smile’s appearance. A few standout elements in our modern office include:
- Laser technology to provide the most efficient and comfortable gum disease treatments and “stitches-free” surgery
- In-house labs that allow us to provide you with a same-day smile and same-day crowns
- DIAGNOdent handheld cavity detection device
- Digital X-rays, which are much safer than traditional X-rays and afford us an excellent view of your mouth’s condition
- A water purification system to ensure you’re receiving treatment with the cleanest water