San Francisco Sedation Dentist

Patients of all age may have fears and uncertainties about dental treatments. There is truly nothing to fear, but our team understands your concerns. Modern dentistry is completely safe and comfortable, and our team wants you to feel at ease.

Dental anxieties occur for a number of reasons. Some patients are uncomfortable having someone else’s hands inside their mouths. Other patients are worried about hearing the handpiece during a procedure. Some patients fear their appointment will cause them physical pain. You may fear needles during injections, or you may fear your anesthesia won’t effectively mask your pain. The most important thing for you to do is be honest with your dentist. Explain your fears to Dr. Larson, and he will work with you to overcome these fears.

Luckily we practice sedation dentistry for patients with anxieties about certain dental procedures. Dr. Larson has received post-graduate certification from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) in drug interactions, and he knows how to safely administer sedation options. We offer nitrous oxide and conscious sedation at Larson Dentistry to help you undergo treatment without worry. Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is used minimally in our office, and sometimes we use it in addition to conscious sedation.

Make sure you discuss your feelings with Dr. Larson or our team. We will work with you to find a solution you’re comfortable with. Dental anxieties shouldn’t keep you from receiving the treatment you need. There’s a simple solution with conscious sedation.