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Dental Phobia Fort Mill, SC
Dr. Kavi Sagunarthy

Millions of people refuse to see the dentist out of fear of what will, or what may, happen at the dentist’s office. Stress, fear, anxiety, and panic are words that are often associated with how people with dental phobia feel about stepping foot inside a dentist’s office – long before any cleaning or treatment even begins. If dental phobia affects you or a family member and is keeping you from receiving the dental care you need, it is important that you express your concerns with your dentist so that you can receive extra steps in helping you relax for successful dental visits.

For many years, people either had to suffer through dental appointments or they simply did not keep their appointments. Many adults have vivid memories of traumatic dental experiences from when they were young, and the only thing they can think about when they think of the dentist is a bad experience that they do not want to re-live. Perhaps you have an extremely sensitive gag reflex that leaves you leery of visiting the dentist, or maybe you simply cannot stand the scraping sounds from having your teeth cleaned. If the thought of laying back in the dentist’s chair puts you into a cold sweat or causes you to lose sleep, it is important that you talk about these anxieties with your dentist.

Dental phobia is a real condition, and if it causes you to put off necessary dental appointments then it is also a dangerous condition. Regular dental visits for cleanings and exams allow your dentist to become familiar with your mouth and oral health. Regular appointments allow your dentist to easily notice if even a small issue has arisen, and it allows proper treatment to be done in a timely manner before it becomes a large issue. Any infection or decay in a single tooth must be treated in order to prevent it from spreading to neighboring teeth and oral tissues. It is also incredibly vital to understand that infections within the mouth can easily spread throughout the body via the blood stream that flows directly from the mouth into the rest of the body. Oral health concerns are well known for affecting, causing, and worsening diabetes, kidney failure, preterm labor, miscarriage, and even heart disease. Ignoring your oral health puts your entire body at risk.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to make sure that everyone receives the dental care that s/he needs. If dental phobia has been keeping you from visiting the dentist, we proudly offer nitrous oxide sedation to help you relax and receive any form of needed treatment.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

Our Client Reviews

Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews

Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466