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.
Dr. Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry offers safe, effective options that can help your child can get the oral care they need, without undue stress.
The Very Best in
Safe, Effective Sedation Options to Suit Every Patient
There are a variety of methods to choose from, depending on the desired effect. At Dr. Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry, in Poway, CA, we offer:
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 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.
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.
We’ll Help Your Child Relax
Your Child Is in Good Hands at Dr. Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry
Meet Your Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Effective Methods Delivered by Expert Hands
Dr. Ellen Im Pediatric Dentistry 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.
"Dr. Im and her staff are excellent. They are all so friendly and really know how to make my children and me comfortable throughout the entire visit!"
"The office staff is super nice and willing to work with you on appt scheduling, payments, anything! I had a ton of questions and they were all answered promptly and politely."
"They take extra care with the kids and are very patient with them. Not a tear shed during the experience. I highly recommend them!"
"My daughter was anxious about going to the dentist for the first time, but Dr. Im made her feel very comfortable by making her smile and laugh."
"Still absolutely love this dentist. Each chair has a TV screen or an iPad with Netflix and my daughter never wants to leave! We were expected to have a 4-6 month orthodontia treatment and 5 months later she's done!"
"Dr. Im and her staff are awesome. My children feel very comfortable here. My daughters always look forward to retrieving their prize at the end of their check up. I wouldn't take my kids anywhere else."
"Dr. Ellen is excellent! Definitely, hands down the best pediatric office! My Son had to get some treatment done and without a doubt Dr. Ellen was extremely caring and fun!"
"Dr. Ellen Im is a dentist that is extremely careful and caring to her patients. I highly suggest you go here because it is a great dentistry and the prices are pretty cheap considering this dentistry is amazing."
"Dr. Ellen Im is the most caring dentist I have ever met. My daughter loves coming to see her and we would never think to go anywhere else. She is amazing with the kids and takes her time. Her staff is wonderful and friendly."
"Dr. Ellen is amazing! My boys all loved her and felt comfortable around her. Which is a very big deal. I recommend anybody who wants to take their children to a dentist who will actually care about your child, to see them."