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Sedation Dentistry

Do you have a fear of dentistry, becoming anxious when you have a dentist appointment? You may wish to learn more about sedation dentistry at the Riverside practice of Anthony Kim, D.D.S. He can discuss your dental options with you during a consultation. He and his highly trained staff are committed to excellence and superior patient care.

Many people are frightened of the dentist for many different reasons. Some have had horrible experiences in their past and can’t overcome the trauma from the past. Others are scared of the needles or potential pain. If fear of the dentist is preventing you from getting treatment you know is necessary, sedation dentistry may be the answer. We offer “sleep” dentistry, nitrous oxide, and for more advanced needs we have access to an anesthesiologist.

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What is Sedation?

Various drugs can relax and make you calm. These drugs can be delivered orally or intravenously (IV). Oral sedation is the most commonly used modality and we typically used halcyon in our office. However, if a deeper level of sedation or general anesthesia is desired, we can have an anesthesiologist present during the procedure to monitor you throughout the procedure. A benefit of this is that the dentist can focus on dentistry instead of monitoring vitals constantly. For those clients that have serious health complications, it’s a nice benefit to have a trained MD who sedates those sorts of clients on a daily basis and knows how to deal with complications immediately. For those who don’t require this level, either simple oral sedation or nitrous oxide should be enough to relax you. Even with sedation, a local anesthetic needs to be used. However, the anesthetic is placed after you are sedated so you may not even remember the injection.

An important note is that you must have a driver to take you to and from the appointment. The caregiver should also be able to staywith you for two to four hours after the appointment to make sure everything is OK. Sedation dentistry if perfect for smile makeovers or extensive reconstruction. What normally would take many visits may be accomplished in a few with the aid of sedation.

To see examples of the results achieved by cosmetic dentist Dr. Kim, be sure to view before and after photos. We also provide patient testimonials, which offers further insight as to the personal care you may anticipate. A highly qualified Inland Empire sedation dentistry professional, Dr. Kim is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and is working on fellowships in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Furthermore, he is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).

If you are in the Riverside or Corona area and are interested in sedation dentistry, please contact Riverside sedation dentistry expert Dr. Kim if you have any questions or would like to know if you’re a candidate for sedation. You may schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kim by calling (951) 686-3666. Alternatively, you may fill out a contact form or send us an e-mail.

*Dr. Kim is also a member of the Seattle Study Club, a lifetime member of the United States Dental Institute (two year orthodontic course), graduate of the Implant Seminars (nine month long mini-residency on implant dentistry), soon to be graduate of the Loma Linda Maxicourse (implant mini-residency), and a current student of advanced levels of Orognathic Bioesthetics International (occlusion and reconstruction philosophy/courses).


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Anthony Kim, DDS
7154 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Tel: (951) 686-3666
Fax: (951) 686-3675

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