Sedation Dentistry in Fort Mill, SC

Say "goodbye" to dental fear!

Relax During Your Dental Visit

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Visiting the dentist for a regular exam or dental treatment isn’t the most enjoyable experience for many people, and we understand this. That’s why Dr. Satterlee…Click to read more about Dr. Satterlee… offers safe and effective sedation dentistry in Fort Mill, SC, to help you reach a state of relaxation for a stress-free and more comfortable visit.

Oral health is vital to your overall health and shouldn’t be ignored. If you’ve been putting off your visit to the dentist due to fear, a poor experience in the past, mouth sensitivity, or pain, then sedation dentistry may be for you.

Crafted Dentistry of Fort Mill offers several sedation dentistry options based on your needs, enabling faster and more effective treatments. Take a deep breath, and let us guide you to a better dental experience.

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

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Eliminates Anxiety

Too many people avoid going to the dentist because of dental fear or anxiety, but we’ve set out to change that with sedation dentistry. Whether it’s a necessary restorative treatment or an elective cosmetic procedure, we provide a comfortable, anxiety-free experience.

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Relieves Pain

Nobody likes feeling discomfort, we can all agree on that, and sedation dentistry removes any pain during treatment. With multiple options available, the pain relief ranges from preventing mild sensitivity during a cleaning to preventing any pain during an extraction or root canal.

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Increases Efficiency

Feelings of anxiety or discomfort make most people uneasy, on edge, and even squirmy. With sedation dentistry creating a deep state of relaxation, our dentist can work better and faster with fewer interruptions. The result is a better experience for both the dentist and the patient.

Our Sedation Options

Your safety and comfort are our top priorities.

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Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide sedation is more commonly known as laughing gas. It’s administered through inhalation and easily controlled by the dentist. While it’s a light form of sedation, it offers relief from pain and anxiety. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, so patients can drive to and from the appointment.
Oral Conscious
Oral conscious sedation is administered by mouth (orally) and is typically taken before the procedure. This is a deeper form of sedation and makes patients feel drowsy, but they can be easily woken up if they fall asleep. With oral sedation, patients need an escort to drive them home.
IV Sedation
IV (intravenous) sedation is administered into the vein through the arm or hand for more extensive dental procedures or dental anxiety. While patients are awake, they feel no pain or discomfort, and require an escort post-treatment. Not many general dentists offer it, but Dr. Satterlee is licensed in IV sedation to give an added benefit to his patients.

End Dental Anxiety

Leave your worries behind and experience safe, comfortable sedation dentistry.
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Before treatment, Dr. Satterlee determines if you’re a candidate for sedation and recommends the best option.

At the consultation, we’ll let you know exactly what to expect and if you should plan to have someone else drive you home. Based on your unique needs, you’ll receive a sedative orally, nasally, or intravenously. The levels of sedation vary, and we’ll choose the option that’s right for you.

Depending on the type of sedation used, you’ll be awake during the treatment but in a deep state of relaxation. If you do fall asleep, our dentist will easily wake you up.

Dr. Satterlee is certified in IV sedation and experienced in helping many types of patients overcome their dental anxiety to undergo necessary treatments in a comfortable setting. Your comfort is our top priority, and we look forward to changing the way you experience great dental care.

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