Sedation Dentistry in Glendale CA

Sedation Dentistry | Lucio H. Kim, DDSFear of dental visits means different things to different people. It may be the idea that the smells and sounds of the dental office bring back memories of a bad experience as a child. Or, you may be anxious because you think your treatment will hurt.

We understand that your dental anxiety can make it difficult to get the care you need to maintain good oral health. Our goal is to make high-quality dental treatment easy by reducing your level of stress with sedation dentistry.

Part of helping you conquer your anxiety is providing gentle, compassionate care. We know how your fearful feelings can be overwhelming, and we’ve all been there. We’re sensitive to your feelings and will do everything to support you and make your dental care as stress-free as possible.

Before we plan any treatment, we will talk to you about your concerns and discuss your sedation options. Together we will choose the type of sedation that is tailored to fit your situation.

Stress-Free Sedation Options

We administer sedatives like anti-anxiety medication through oral or intravenous methods. Sedatives can be administered in various doses and degrees, and we will tailor your sedation accordingly.

You may require only light sedation, which is often enough to bring about a very calm and relaxed state. If you have more severe anxiety, we can choose a deeper dose of medication.

With sedation, you may have no memory of the procedure at all. Of course, we always start with local anesthesia to reduce any physical discomfort that you may experience.

For those with a very high level of anxiety, IV sedation may be the best choice. This is especially helpful if we’re planning multiple procedures or more complex treatment like tooth extraction.

With IV sedation, you remain awake but will feel very calm and comfortable. You will feel the effects of IV sedation quickly, and we'll monitor you closely so that we can adjust the degree of sedation as needed during treatment.

Coping With Dental Anxiety

Every person is unique and responds differently to visits to the dentist. We take your feelings seriously because we want you to feel good about taking care of your oral health.

An important part of providing sedation dentistry at our Glendale dental office includes helping you understand the ways we can help you calm your stress. To do this, we’ll talk to you about your concerns and try to figure out exactly what it is that causes you to be apprehensive.

Communication is essential, and we’ll take all the time you need until we know you’re comfortable receiving treatment. Dr. Kim and our professional team are caring and compassionate and will be there to support you throughout your procedure.

You don’t have to let dental anxiety control your life. We’re here to ensure that every visit with us is pleasant and stress-free, and sedation dentistry helps us accomplish that goal. If you’d like to learn more about our sedation options, please contact us to arrange an appointment.