New Patients (415) 213-4363

Current Patients (415) 399-1966

490 Post St. Suite 323 San Francisco, CA 94102

Conquering Dental Fear

At Union Square Dental Group we understand entirely that dental fear hinders patients from getting the dental care they need. As an experienced group of dentists, we take the time to understand each of our patients and their dental needs. We strive to decrease your stress, treat your dental concerns, and improve your smile.

Patients who do not visit the dentist regularly are more prone to developing dental issues that may affect the function, health, and beauty of their natural smile. The longer you wait to visit the dentist, the more likely the chance you will need advanced treatment to restore health to your smile. Don’t wait until a minor dental problem develops into a more advanced dental issue. Visit Union Square Dental Group in the Finacial District of San Francisco, CA. We can work with you to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your visit, allowing our team to deliver the dental care you need to improve your smile. Patients can call (415) 213-4363 to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.

Overcoming Dental Fear

Dental fear and anxiety can happen to any patient. We have compiled a few tips to help relieve some of your anxiety and allow you to get the treatment you need to improve your smile.

  • We encourage any patient who is dealing with dental fear to inform our dentists and dental care team. Keeping us informed can help us tailor a treatment plan that addresses your needs with your comfort and experience in mind.
  • Bring a friend with you to your visit.
  • Listen to music during your treatment.
  • Practice deep breathing exercises before your treatment.
  • Ask about sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can be used for patients who need more than one treatment, have a strong gag reflex, who have dental fear or anxiety, and who have sensitive teeth.

*Nitrous Oxide: Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is inhaled through a nasal mask. Once the nasal mask is administered, the nitrous oxide takes effect immediately. Nitrous oxide allows patients to remain calm and relaxed during their treatment. Most patients can drive after their treatment.