Our San Francisco dentists have seen, over the years, that state-of-the-art dental technology can completely transform patients’ smiles while also transforming their experiences in the dentist’s chair. This is why we are devoted to continually updating our practice with new technologies and treatments. Keep reading to learn more about the treatments we offer!

Digital Oral Scans: this alternative to traditional X-rays allows our team to get a precise and clear picture of your oral health. When used in conjunction with our state-of-the-art software, this image is actually interactive, and allows our team to pre-plan your dental treatment down to the smallest detail. Additionally, digital X-rays emit significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays.

CEREC: CEREC crowns are impressively detailed and crafted, and they’re created and placed in just one dental appointment. CEREC technology allows our team to create your crown right here in our office, rather than having to work with an outside lab. You can come in with dental damage, and leave with a restored smile the same day.

Dental Implants: these replacement teeth are the most state-of-art restorative option available today. The thing that sets dental implants apart is that they are permanently anchored into the patient’s jawbone with titanium roots. The titanium of the implant bonds to the patient’s bone, and keeps the new tooth in place, while also supporting overall oral health.

Sedation Treatment: people who suffer from dental anxiety and fear can often benefit from sedation treatment. This option keep patients calm and comfortable in the dentist’s chair. We use patient-friendly sedation treatments like oral conscious sedation!

CPAP Alternatives: many patients who are diagnosed with sleep apnea find that CPAP machines are overly cumbersome and uncomfortable. For these patients, our team offers CPAP-alternative oral appliances. Simply pop these mouth pieces in before you go to bed for a better night’s sleep.

If you want to learn more about how our San Francisco dentists treat different conditions, and what technologies we use, please feel free to reach out to our team!

When it comes time to have your wisdom teeth removed, it is incredibly common to experience a certain measure of anxiety ahead of the procedure. Plenty of us have heard that the aftermath of having the teeth extracted can be fairly painful. Human beings understandably hate pain, so the unavoidable onset of it can be incredibly stressful.

Thankfully, Dr. Robert M. Walley is the sort of professional dentist that can make this procedure go as smoothly and painlessly as possible, but even knowing how professional he is, there are a few things patients can do to make wisdom teeth extraction less stressful.

#1 Be Informed

The number one way to ebb anxiety in any situation is to be informed about what’s to come. If you’re afraid of rollercoasters, for example, knowing where all the twists and turns are is the best way to not to be overwhelmed by them. The best thing patients can do ahead of getting their wisdom teeth removed is read about what’s coming because the more you know, the less anxious you’re going to be.

#2 Scheduled Painkillers Will Help

Many people experience fear that the painkillers won’t do their job, but consulting with Dr. Walley before your procedure about painkiller options will ensure that you have access to that medication immediately following the surgery. That means you can get on a schedule for those painkillers right away and receive the relief you need. They really do help.

#3 Plan Some Recovery Time

So many people stress about how long they’ll be out of school or work following the surgery, but a lot of that stress can disappear if you just plan an appropriate amount of rest and recovery time into your post-surgery schedule. If you know you’re going to have the time to recover, you don’t have to stress about recovery.

#4 Get Comfortable with the Sight of Your Own Blood

There is going to be blood in your mouth after the surgery, and because it mixes with your saliva it’s going to look worse than it really is. Still, knowing that some bleeding following the procedure is normal, and being prepared for the sight of that excess blood, may remove some of the stress that comes for some people in the days after getting their wisdom teeth removed.

#5 If Anything Feels Off in Recovery, There’s Always Help on Call

Perhaps the best way to put your mind at ease is to assure you that there’s a solution to every type of complication, so if something feels amiss following your surgery, do not hesitate to reach out to our office or our 24-hour emergency line so we can figure out the best way to ensure those complications are corrected. Most often, though, everything goes off without a hitch because the surgery is done by a respected, professional dentist. What’s more calming than that?

Nobody looks forward to having their wisdom teeth removed because, to be perfectly frank, it’s not exactly the same as a beach vacation. Stressful though the procedure may be, doing these things will make sure your extraction surgery with Dr. Walley goes smoothly, and that you’ll be able to survive the anxiety that some people experience before, during, and/or after the procedure.

 

If you’re dealing with dental damage, the last thing you want to do is wait for weeks or months to get the treatment that you need. Our San Francisco dentists understand this, which is why we work hard to provide our patients with the convenient treatments they need to get back to normal.

One technology that has vastly improved the patient experience, especially in cases of dental emergency, is CEREC. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. Using this technology, our dental team is able to craft and place your dental restoration right here in our office, in just one appointment.

Many patients choose CEREC treatment because they really don’t want to have to deal with temporary crowns. These temporary restorations, which patients have traditionally worn in between the appointments when their teeth are prepped and their crowns are placed, can be ill-fitting and awkward. Luckily, CEREC makes the temporary crown obsolete.

Another benefit of CEREC treatment is that you benefit from continuity of care. Our dentist is in control of the fit and appearance of your restoration, from start to finish. We are able to immediately make any refinements necessary, so that your final restoration is perfect.

Because CEREC restorations are milled from custom-shaded ceramic, every crown can be customized to match the patient’s existing dental enamel. Once in place, they blend in seamlessly with the smile as a whole. The ceramic that is used to craft these crowns is durable and designed to stand up to the wear and tear of daily life. So, while these restorations are placed in just one day, they are absolutely high-quality permanent crowns.

If you are dealing with dental damage, our San Francisco CEREC dentists encourage you to reach out for a dental assessment and treatment. You don’t have to suffer with broken teeth for weeks, months, or years, there are convenient treatment options available to you!

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