Sedation Dentistry in San Francisco
Don’t Let Dental Anxiety or Dental Phobia Keep You From Getting the Care You Need
Did you know that over 50% of adults skip dental appointments because of anxiety or fear? Unfortunately, ignoring dental problems doesn’t make them go away. It only makes them worse.
As an experienced dentist, I help my patients remain relaxed, calm, and at-ease throughout their appointments. My high-tech approach allows for minimally-invasive and high-comfort treatments that produce amazing cosmetic results.
If you value your lifelong health and wellness, you owe it to yourself to find a dentist who will help you overcome your dental anxiety or fear of going to the dentist.
Keep reading to learn more about sedation dentistry or call (415) 433-0119 to schedule your consultation.
Meet Dr. Patel, trained and trusted sedation dentist
“5 stars completely. Thank you Dr. Patel and staff for caring about my teeth!”
– Britt V.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is used to help patients at Green Dentistry overcome anxiety and stay calm during exams, cleanings, and treatments.
With nitrous oxide, you’ll be fully conscious and able to interact with your dentist during treatment. We use a specially designed mask that only covers your nose and won’t make you feel claustrophobic.
Nitrous oxide is completely safe and there’s no recovery period. When you remove the mask the effects of the gas wear off in minutes.
Iatrosedation is a modern approach to the doctor-patient relationship that can reduce anxiety and fear without the need for any medication.
Dr. Patel has been trained in Iatrosedation techniques that allow her to use her voice, mannerisms, and actions to induce a state of relaxation in her patients.
If you’re looking for a way to reduce anxiety without medication, ask Dr. Patel if Iatrosedation is right for you.
Conscious Oral Sedation
For patients who need extra help overcoming dental phobia or anxiety, we offer conscious oral sedation. This form of sedation dentistry uses oral medications to help you feel relaxed and at ease during treatment.
With conscious oral sedation you will be awake throughout treatment and able to communicate with your dentist. It is completely safe and does not require the use of needles or other invasive treatments.
Visit Our San Francisco Dentist Office
When you’re comfortable at the dentist, you’ll be less anxious and your treatments will produce better results. Our patient comfort menu includes many spa-like amenities, including:
- Warm blankets and neck wraps
- Essential oils & crystal healing
- Noise-cancelling headphones
Visit Our San Francisco Dental Office
Address: 360 Post St Ste 704, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 433-0119
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays by appointment.
“Dr. Patel’s staff is excellent and the office environment is very warm and comfortable. She cares deeply about the health of my teeth and gums and is sensitive to my needs.”
– Natalie G.
Get A Healthy, Gorgeous Smile At Green Dentistry
We’re always accepting new patients. Our friendly and caring general dentist and staff can’t wait to meet you!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes! Dr. Patel offers a wide variety of sedation dentistry options to meet the needs of every patient. Before your appointment begins, Dr. Patel can help you understand the sedation options available to you. Together, you’ll select a form of sedation dentistry that’s right for you.
Will I need a ride home after a sedation dentistry treatment?
Every person is different and different forms of sedation dentistry have longer recovery periods. In most cases, you might want to relax in our office after your treatment before heading home or back to work. If you’re worried about a longer recovery or side effects, ask Dr. Patel. You may wish to have a friend or family member come with you to your appointment. If needed, our front office staff can call a car to take you home.
When do you recommend sedation dentistry?
If you feel uncomfortable, afraid, stressed, or worried about visiting the dentist, you should consider learning about the sedation dentistry options available to you. Even just talking to a dentist you trust who understands your fears and worries can help you relax and overcome minor dental anxiety or dental phobia.
Can sedation be used while I get a cavity filled?
Yes! The great thing about the sedation options available at Green Dentistry is that they can be tailored to meet your needs and used during virtually any procedure. We often provide sedation to patients during:
- Deep cleanings
- Cosmetic treatments
- Gum disease therapies