Sedation Dentistry

Solutions for Overcoming Dental Fear

Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill can help you get the care you need.
Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill Fort Mill Office Phone Number 803-547-7779

Dental Anxiety is Not Uncommon

In fact, some studies show that up to 75% of Americans experience some level of dental related fear and 20% avoid dental care because of it. If you have a fear of dental work, we want you to know that making you feel comfortable and safe at our office is our first priority.

Dental Anxiety vs. Dental Phobia

Dental anxieties and phobias present themselves in a wide variety of ways, and specific fears vary from person to person. Dental anxiety may be mild to moderate, and often takes the form of a general sense of worry and apprehension when thinking about an upcoming procedure. Dental phobia is a more intense experience, with patients feeling an overwhelming, irrational fear of dental work. This can sometimes cause them to avoid care all together.

We Can Help!

Whatever your individual level of anxiety may be, our office is committed to making sure that your visit is as comfortable, quick and easy as possible. There are many solutions for dental anxiety, and we are ready to help.

Here are a few popular methods for easing anxiety in the dental office:

  • Communication:
    Informing us as to what you are afraid of is a great place to start. Often we can quell a fear simply by giving you correct or updated information. We will always keep you informed before, during and after your procedure, making sure that you understand what is going on and why we are doing it.
  • IV Sedation: If going to the dentist make you very anxious or nervous, this option helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing your dental procedures. Not only will this help you relax and alleviate the anxiety, you may even tune out the procedure.
  • Oral Sedation:
    Depending on the nature of your procedure, various types of sedation may be available to you. Call us and find out: Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill Fort Mill Office Phone Number 803-547-7779
  • Nitrous Oxide:
    A conscious sedation option in dentistry for many years.
  • Calming Techniques:
    Many patients find it helpful to practice controlled breathing or to find distraction inside the room.
  • Listening to Music:
    With most procedures, the use of personal headphones and music is allowed. This is a great way to keep calm and pass the time while in the chair.
  • Taking Breaks:
    Let us know if you would like to take a short break during your treatment by signaling with your left hand.

Oral health is important for the health of your whole body. Don’t let fear stand in your way of good dental care! We can help you get the care that you need. Call today to make an appointment. Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill Fort Mill Office Phone Number 803-547-7779

Sedation Dentistry Patient Reviews

Please read testimonials from our patients about their sedation dentistry experiences at Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill. To leave a review, please visit the Patient Review Form page. Use our Appointment Request form more information or call us at Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill Fort Mill Office Phone Number 803-547-7779!

Monarch Dentistry of Gold Hill

5 out of 5 stars based on 6 Sedation Dentistry reviews.

Patient Review by Mary A

I was referred to Dr. Mercado by another dentist, and she is just lovely. Super sweet and was very eager to help me with a front tooth that fell out unexpectedly that I was extremely distraught about. She took me in the following day and now I have my smile back. I cannot thank her and her staff enough for all they have done for me. I will never forget it!!

- Mary A

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Patient Review by Dawn V

I have had very bad experiences with dentists for most of my life. Whether it be their inpatient attitude, not enough numbing ,lack of time spent with me, etc. Dr. Mercado makes me feel so calm and well taken care of. I have a lot of anxiety when I come in for any treatment but she takes her time with me and is very patient. She is the best dentist I’ve been to and highly recommend! The entire staff is very warm, friendly and helpful. My husband has become a patient of hers too and enjoyed his visits. Thank you Dr. Mercado and staff, now I don’t have to keep putting off needed dental treatment because of fear.

- Dawn V

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Patient Review by Bradford S

Awesome, caring, attentive service with excellent knowledge and training. Felt very secure with all the treatments that were recommended and performed. No hesitation in recommending there office and services.

- Bradford S

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Patient Review by George S

I'm seventy years old (but I look 69) and had lapsed my dental care over the last fifteen years due to other more pressing medical needs. Try this on for size. My first visit I had three cracked molars remove, a root canal, several cavities, and some rebuilding of my front teeth due to gum recession. Piece of cake. I opted for sedation for several very legitimate health reasons, mostly fear, and to be able to have multi-procedures in one session. Dr. Mercado and her staff already feel like old friends and they treated me accordingly. The entire four hours were painless, relaxing and, more importantly, the results were really very impressive. Dr. Mercado is the best dentist I have met. I'm not finished yet but now have no trepidation about going back and look forward seeing the staff and visiting. Oh, and fixing whatever still needs to be fixed. Believe it when I say that you should run, not walk, to Monarch for whatever it is that needs to be done. A++

- George S

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Patient Review by Christina W

I will never go to another Dentist. The staff is friendly concerned for your oral health and makes you feel like your the most important patient. I've had a great experience and will continue to go back for my cleanings and anything else I might need.

- Christina W

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Patient Review by Nora M

This was the BEST dental experience ever!! The sedation dentistry is amazing and slept thru a 2.5 hr procedure. Thank you WBT Radio for advertising this great place. I am recommending to everyone!

- Nora M

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