Help with Dental Anxiety

Did you know that more than 50% of adults skip dental appointments because of dental 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 stay relaxed, calm, and at ease throughout their appointments. My natural approach to sedation includes nitrous oxide, iatrosedation, and conscious oral sedation to keep you relaxed during your dental visit.
If you value your health and wellness, you owe it to yourself to find a dentist who will help you overcome your dental anxiety or fear of 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 in San Francisco

“5 stars completely. Thank you Dr. Patel and staff for caring about my teeth!”

Britt V.

Types of Dental Sedation

Nitrous Oxide

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 are fully conscious and able to interact with the 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 calm during treatment.

With conscious oral sedation, you will be awake throughout treatment and able to communicate with the dentist. It is completely safe and does not use needles or other invasive procedures.

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Visit Our San Francisco Dental Office

Green Dentistry’s modern and high-tech dental office is located in the heart of Union Square.There’s no other sedation dentist in San Francisco who shares our commitment to eco-friendly and sustainable dentistry. You’ll love it!

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:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Neck wraps and heated blankets
  • Healing with essential oils and crystals
  • Noise-cancelling headphones

The Green Dentistry Difference

At Green Dentistry, we strive to build life-long relationships with our patients to help them feel secure about their smiles today and for many years to come. We want our patients to feel confident in the work we do together to give them not only beautiful smiles but also functionality and oral health to last a lifetime. We are also proud to give back — to people who are in need and to the environment that surrounds us. We are excited to make you the newest member of our holistic dental care family.

Sedation Dentistry FAQ

Yes! Dr. Patel offers a 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.

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.

If you feel uncomfortable, afraid, stressed, or worried about visiting the dentist, you should consider learning more 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.

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:

  • Cavities
  • Implants
  • Deep teeth cleanings
  • Cosmetic treatments
  • Gum disease therapies

New Patient? We’ll Plant a Tree In Your Honor

We believe in “green dentistry with a green thumb.” Let’s work together to help improve the environment and fight climate change.

Every year, your tree will:

  • Produce 260 lbs of fresh oxygen
  • Remove 25+ lbs of carbon from the atmosphere
  • Provide shade and habitat for birds, squirrels, and other animals

Help us make a difference!

The best dental care in the San Francisco Bay Area!

We look forward to welcoming you and helping you on your journey to an amazing smile and life-long health!

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Dr. Nammy Patel and her team at Green Dentistry in Downtown San Francisco, California, provide quality dentistry with a holistic approach. They offer their patients exceptional care and service in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign treatment, laser dentistry, sleep apnea treatment, general holistic dentistry and so much more. They even offer sedation dentistry to their patients. They serve patients throughout the Bay Area. SF Green Dentist is in walking distance from Downtown, the Financial District and zip codes 94108, 94109, 94103, 94104 and 94133.