Sedation DentistryAn Overview
Dental anxiety and a fear of the dentist can prevent patients from receiving the dental health care they need. Avoiding the dentist can cause minor dental concerns to escalate and often results in the need for extensive restorative dental treatments.
This cycle of anxiety and the deterioration of oral health can be helped. Union Square Dental Group offers sedation dentistry in our San Francisco dentist office with options to help patients manage and overcome their fear of the dentist so they can get back to enjoying a healthy, beautiful smile.
Our team of dental care professionals is committed to providing compassionate, high quality, state of the art dental care that improves oral health, and aesthetics in the most comfortable and welcoming environment possible. Our highly trained dentists use modern dental technology for less invasive and more effective results with less need for long down times and less drilling and sutures.
Our dental care team encourages open and honest communication in order to provide care that is personalized and tailored to your specific needs. We take our time, see patients on a one-to-one basis, and work towards building healthy patient-dentist relationships. We believe in the power of patient education so that our patients may make informed decisions about their personal oral health care.
Mr. Miller is great! Going to the dentist can be such a scary thing as they are often so rough and usually give you bad news. Adam is extremely gentle and spends the time educating you so you can better understand exactly what is going on in your mouth. Highly…Kim T.
I highly recommend! Dr. Patterson is such a genuine person and amazing dentist! Easy to talk to and always has your best interest in hand. Never tries to take advantage of the situation and gives his honest opinion when offering advice.Ashley E.
As a dental assistant for over 13 years, I can vouch that Dr Patterson is ethical, honest, and does IMPECCABLE work! I can tell you that in the dental world that can be hard to find sometimes, and you can take it from an insider that he is the real…Shirley D.
Dr. Scott is very friendly and professional and has been great about helping with my dental needs. I would definitely recommend visiting him for a pleasant experience and comfortable environment.Quincy G.
Dr. Growney is amazing! I came in 2 weeks before my wedding, so stressed out, with the intention of getting the bonding on my front 2 teeth redone and he took one look at me and said "take a deep breath and calm down." He proceeded to polish them therefore…MB E.
I've lived in the City for almost 19 years and Dr. Tam is my favorite dentist ever! She is thoughtful, thorough and just a kind person. She doesn't make you feel rushed if you have questions, takes the time to walk you through what she is doing and I would…Jill P.
I had a great experience with Dr. Tam! She is gentle, but thorough, and I trust that she always has my best interest. She was very informative and honest with me during my visit, and I left very happy! Would recommend her to anyone!Jamie J.
I had a teeth cleaning and whitening service with Brian Baliwas and it was an overall fantastic experience! I have very sensitive teeth so I was dragging my feet to make an appointment but he made me comfortable and his assistant was very gentle! I've had dentists in the past…Carla M.
I've never known a more passionate, dedicated, hard working and approachable dentist in my life. Dr. Baliwas is incredibly knowledgable and treats all his patients with care. He takes the time to answer any and all of your questions and he is always going above and beyond.Julie M.
Dr. Baliwas is a great dentist who is very thorough, honest and informative. It's hard to find a good doctor/dentist glad to find a very good one.Richard S
Sedation Dentistry What to Expect
We offer options for sedation dentistry. The option you choose will be determined based on your oral and physical health, as well as your preference and the treatment you are receiving. Sedation dentistry allows patients to remain alert and awake during their treatment, but they will remain completely relaxed, calm and at ease.
Sedation dentistry allows dentists to perform multiple procedures in one sitting. This can help patients experience less stress, and save them time, money and repeat visits to the dentist. Patients enjoy the added benefits of being able to have a healthy and beautiful smile in less time and without the dental anxiety.
Conscious Sedation Options
Nitrous Oxide: Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is inhaled and takes effect immediately. Nitrous oxide allows patients is ideal for patients on a tight timeline who need to be able to leave immediately after treatment. Most patients are able to drive after the gas wears off.
Oral Conscious Sedation: Oral conscious sedation takes some more planning. Oral conscious sedation is taken in pill form. Patients who choose oral sedation will need a ride to and from the dentist office. In some cases, your dentist may recommend the pill be taken a few hours prior to treatment.
Schedule An Appointment
To learn more about receiving dental care with sedation dentistry, contact our San Francisco dentist office. Our team is understanding and non-judgemental. We accept new patients who have been away from dental care for some time. We look forward to helping patients restore their health and confidence with a beautiful smile.