Dr. Maria Kim, DDS
We treat you the way we want to be treated.
Dr. Maria Kim, DMD
We treat you the way we want to be treated.

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Do Dental Implants Hurt?

Wondering If Dental Implants Hurt | Arcadia CA

At Maria Kim, DMD, we place dental implants all the time, and our patients are so happy with the results!

Dental implants require a few visits and pain or discomfort is minimal.

Most of our patients, in fact, describe the discomfort as being similar to any dental procedure—mild swelling and soreness for a few days. This is usually manageable with over-the-counter medications like Ibuprofen of Tylenol.

Our dentist will give you aftercare instructions, which include the best pain medications and other helpful at home options. Do not take any medication without consulting our dentist following implants.

Dental Implant Steps

After you’ve been assessed and our dentist decides you’re a good candidate for implants, we will ...

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It's Flu Season!

Wishing you happy, healthy holidays! If you are suffering from a cold, please call our Arcadia office immediately to reschedule your appointment.

Love,

The Healthy Staff of Dr. Maria Kim

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What Is Laser Dentistry? Can I Benefit from It?

What Is Laser Dentistry | Girl Smiling & Getting Her Cleaning

If you need gum surgery and want a dentist who offers laser dentistry in Arcadia, CA, the practice of Maria Kim, DMD is the premier dental center to get this service. Laser dentistry is the perfect option for those who suffer from dental and pain phobias. 

What Modern Laser Dentistry Treats

Our patients love modern laser dentistry. It is simply easier and less painful than invasive surgical procedures. Some of the issues we treat with laser dentistry include:

Frenectomy

The tissue that adheres your teeth to your gums may be too prominent, which can cause gaps between teeth and speech issues. Laser dentistry can help solve this problem.

Tongue-Ties

The tissue that connects the tongue to ...

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What Is the Difference between a Dental Bridge and Crown?

Bridges & Crowns: Differences Between | General Dentist | Arcadia CA

Many of us don’t have to worry about dental terminology until something goes wrong. So, many of the terms we use every day inside the dental office can seem unfamiliar. One of the most common questions we are presented with involves the difference between dental restorations and their purposes – like a crown and a dental bridge for example. Our Arcadia, CA dentist, Dr. Maria Kim, is here to demystify common dental terms so you can make an educated choice for your smile.

Dental Bridges to Fill the Space in Your Smile

A dental bridge actually requires one or two dental crowns to function properly. By placing crowns on two ...

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Tongue Tied? You May Need Our New Biolase Laser!

Children & Being Tongue Tied | Biolase Laser Treatment

Do you have a child who has trouble speaking, eating/breastfeeding or sleeping? Check under their tongue -- they may be tongue-tied! 

Tongue tie (otherwise known as ankyloglossia) is a condition where tissue restricts the tongue down to the floor of the mouth. This stops the tongue from moving normally and can lead to many side effects that may ultimately affect your child's development and self-esteem.

Tongue tie is usually found early in a child's life since it is present at birth and is easy to fix! A simple surgical procedure can release the tongue from the extra soft tissue holding it to the floor of the mouth. Our office uses Biolase

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