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Poway Sedation Dentistry

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Im Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offers personalized service and state-of-the-art dental care to the children of Poway, Scripps Ranch and Rancho Bernardo. We’re conveniently located at 13422 Pomerado Road, #201, Poway, CA 92064, near Pomerado Elementary School.

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Sedation Dentistry Services
in Poway, CA

Is Your Little Patient More Than a Little Nervous?

Does your child get extra-nervous at the prospect of visiting the dentist? Whether they have extra-sensitive teeth and gums, gag easily, or just work themselves up into more worry than it’s worth, it might be worth considering sedation dentistry.

Im Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offers safe, effective options in Poway that can help your child can get the oral care they need, without undue stress.


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The Very Best in
Comfort Dentistry

Safe, Effective Sedation Options to Suit Every Patient

There are a variety of methods to choose from, depending on the desired effect. At Im Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, in Poway, CA, we offer:

Nitrous Oxide

Commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide can help reduce patient anxiety with a few simple breaths. A mask is used to deliver the gas, and the effect kicks in after a few minutes. We’ll administer a dosage that is just enough to help your child feel calm and relaxed while they’re in the chair. By the time you leave our office, the effects will have worn off.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is administered intravenously into the veins. The effect is rapid and complete relaxation. Although your child may not fall asleep completely, they may close their eyes—any traces of anxiety or pain will be eliminated as we perform the necessary dental work. Just like with nitrous oxide, we’ll prescribe a dosage that’s right for your child to achieve the desired level and length of sedation.

General Anesthesia

When young patients require more complicated dental work, general anesthesia can be used to help them fall completely asleep. Dr. Johnson, our anesthesiologist, is licensed to ensure your child’s safety, and monitors their condition closely throughout the procedure. When we’re finished, your child will wake up with no memory of their visit.

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We’ll Help Your Child Relax

Your Child Is in Good Hands at Dr. Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry

  • Treatment administered by Dr. Tyler Johnson, a dual board-certified dental anesthesiologist
  • Pain-free, stress-free dental work that helps our young patients (and their parents) relax
  • Options to suit every patient—from mild to deep sedation
  • A welcoming, friendly environment where kids can feel at ease—we provide headphones, TV and warm blankets to help children feel at ease

Meet Your Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Effective Methods Delivered by Expert Hands

Im Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is pleased to offer pediatric dental sedation services in our Poway, CA, facility. Your child’s safety and comfort are our top priorities, which is why we’ve partnered with Dr. Tyler Johnson—a dual board-certified dental anesthesiologist and the founder and owner of San Diego Dental Anesthesia—to offer you the very best in sedation dentistry.

In addition to serving more than 60 pediatric specialists within greater San Diego, Dr. Johnson also lectures pediatric residents about emergency management and in-office general anesthesia for children. Dr. Johnson was also awarded Excellence in the Field of Dental Anesthesia by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA), as well as graduating first in his class.

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