Services

Conscious Sedation

What Is Conscious Sedation? Conscious sedation helps reduce anxiety, discomfort, and pain during certain procedures. This is accomplished with medications and (sometimes) local anesthesia to induce relaxation. Conscious sedation is commonly used in dentistry for people who feel anxious or panicked during complex procedures like fillings, root canals, or routine cleanings. It’s also often used during endoscopies and minor surgical procedures to relax patients and minimize discomfort. Conscious sedation is now usually referred to by medical professionals as procedural sedation and analgesia. In the past, it’s been called: sleep dentistry twilight sleep happy gas laughing gas happy air Conscious sedation is known to be effective, but medical professionals still debate its safety and efficacy because of its effects on your breathing and heart rate. Read on to learn how exactly it works, what it feels like, and how it might be used

Family Dentistry

At San Marin Dental Care our team is enthusiastic about providing nothing short of the best dental care for you and your entire family. We have been specially trained to treat patients of all ages. Why not save yourself the time and energy from running between dentists’ offices and have your whole family treated in one friendly and easy to get to practice in Novato, CA? San Marin Dental Care is not just a dental practice that has been taking care of patients from Novato, Petaluma, San Rafael, Sonoma, and surrounding areas for years; it is a family. Each of our patients is thought of as an extension of our family and treated with compassion and genuine care. We like to work together with parents, children, and even grandparents to set great examples for each other and encourage healthy smiles. It’s never too early to start setting the groundwork for good oral hygiene habits! <b> The Dental Examination </b> Regular dental examinations at least twice a year are recommended by the American Dental Association for children and adults of all ages. During your examination, our family dentist Novato will check each tooth and the surrounding tissues including your gums, tongue, and cheeks. By doing this, the dentist will inspect every tooth for cavities, assess plaque levels to determine if gum disease is present, and look for any damages, like a broken tooth. We also will provide oral cancer examinations and examine your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. This will allow us to create a personalized treatment plan just for you. To ensure that your teeth and supporting structures are healthy, our staff may take a complete set of oral X-ray images during your initial visit. This allows us to diagnose cavities, identify any pre-existing bone loss, and check for any abnormal lesions. Radiographs are not mandatory but are highly recommended once a year and before certain dental procedures. As a family dentist Novato, our plan of action will be thoroughly explained to you so a clear understanding is reached before any dental work is started. It is important to us that our patients know what the finish line looks like and what we can do to get there. Dental Cleaning Dental Cleaning Professional cleanings are encouraged to prevent or slow the process of gingivitis (gum disease), dental decay, and periodontitis (bone loss). While dental decay and periodontitis are the top causes of tooth loss, it is important to remember that proper oral hygiene must be kept up at home on a daily basis. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding certain foods and drinks that may be harmful to your teeth. During your visit we will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your personal oral hygiene and how to best care for your teeth.

Cosmetic Dentist

Your smile is one of the most powerful first impressions of your appearance. With San Marin Dental Care's new aesthetic dental treatments, a gorgeous smile is now obtainable! In Novato, we strive to provide you with the best dental service in CA. Let us create the smile of your dreams! Call (415) 209-6060 to schedule an appointment.

Preventive Dentistry

To keep your teeth and gums healthy, every dentist will tell you that you need to maintain your oral hygiene daily. We want to help you prevent potential issues before they even start to develop. Prevention helps you avoid pain down the line as well as steep costs due to necessary restorative procedures.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry Novato centers around bringing the mouth back to full functionality. Even if the proper preventative measures have been taken it is possible that restoration still may need to take place. Unavoidable causes, like accidents and genetics, may put a patient at a higher risk of needing restorative procedures at some time in his or her life. For our team at San Marin Dental Care to best treat our patients it is important to know what may be causing the issue at hand. We use an all-encompassing approach to determine what may be going on when regarding restorative dentistry Novato. When a patient comes to San Marin Dental Care we never see just their teeth. We see the whole person. Their upbringing, experiences, age, and life choices have led them to where their teeth are today. This is all taken into consideration when treating our patients. Once we have an understanding of the situation we aim to educate our patients on the potential risk factors and benefits of the disease process and treatments. This, in turn, will help them make the most educated decisions possible. San Marin Dental Care takes extra care to identify the root of the problem and educate patients so they may make the decisions that are best for them. Ready to restore your smile? San Marin Dental Care is easy to get to in Novato, CA. Give us a call today at (415) 209-6060 to start restoring your smile to its utmost highest level of functional

Pediatric Dentist

San Marin Dental Care has been treating children from all over Novato. Petaluma, San Rafael, Sonoma, and other nearby areas for years. As a Novato Pediatric dentist, we know how important it is to establish good oral hygiene habits in kids from an early age. Let us start your child down the path to a lifetime of great oral health.

Our Technology

While technology is constantly changing, our commitment to providing you with the best service possible is not. We take pride in providing our patients with state of the art technology to better serve them. San Marin Dental Care strives to stay up to date on the newest technology available to enhance your comfort level and optimize your experience with us. Patients from all over Novato, Petaluma, San Rafael, Sonoma, and surrounding communities have been trusting us for years to deliver top of the line service. Click on the buttons above to read more! Can’t find the services you need? Give us a call at (415) 209-6060 to discuss your issue and see if we can find a way to help!

Dental Implants

For people with a missing tooth or even several missing teeth, dental implants can seem like a miracle. They are a wonderful tooth replacement option that avoids the frustration of dealing with bridges and dentures. Once in place, they maintain normal jaw function and look very natural.