Whether you have severe dental anxiety or you’re just nervous about an upcoming dental surgery or treatment, Dr. Jessica Kim is here to help. As an expert in sedation dentistry in downtown San Diego, Dr. Kim can help you relax and feel safe and comfortable during any procedure at Urban Dental.
If you’d like to learn more about sedation dentistry and its benefits, contact us at (619) 696-0510 for a free sedation consultation with Dr. Kim, and see if you’re a good candidate. Together, you can discuss your health and any medications you’re taking, among other details, to see if sedation is a good choice for you at Urban Dental.
IV sedation is a great option for patients who suffer from severe dental anxiety, or are having serious dental surgery like the placement of multiple implants or the extraction of multiple teeth.
IV sedation uses a powerful sedative, administered directly through an IV. You will fall asleep quickly after being sedated, and you will not remember anything about your procedure. The after-effects of IV sedation can last 4-6 hours or longer, so you will not be able to drive yourself home after your procedure.
If you don’t want IV sedation but would still like to remain more comfortable during your appointment, minimal inhaled sedation with laughing gas is an ideal option.
Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) will make you feel euphoric and disconnected from what’s happening around you, ensuring you feel no pain or discomfort during your procedure. Best of all, it wears off within 5 minutes of your procedure, and its side effects are minimal. You can get back to your life immediately and drive home, or even resume your workday.
There is no reason to fear dental work any longer! As an experienced general dentist, you can trust Dr. Kim to provide you with safe sedation dentistry in Downtown San Diego. At USC, Dr. Kim received specialized training in dental anesthesia which gave her exceptional clinical knowledge of managing patient pain and anxiety. She continued this training at her general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Kim is one of few general dentists who offer IV conscious sedation which allows patients to simply take a nap and wake up to a healthier smile. Dr. Kim has been practicing all sedation techniques with confidence to provide a variety of options for increased patient care and comfort. Come in for a consultation with Dr. Kim to find out what your options are.