416 Elm Street Suite 4
Washington, MO 63090
(636) 239-2273
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Sedation Dentistry

When a patient suffers from dental anxiety, dental phobia, or other dental conditions, varying degrees of dental sedation can be utilized. There are many reasons patients consider sedation dentistry.

People Who:
  • Have high fear
  • Have had traumatic experiences
  • Hate needles and shots
  • Have difficulty getting numb
  • Have very sensitive teeth
  • Have complex dental problems
  • Have a bad gag reflex
Sedation Dentistry Options
It is important to review each option of sedation dentistry to decide which procedure best fits you personally.

Nitrous OxideNitrous Oxide: Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is simply a gas that has no odor or smell. When combined with oxygen, it produces a pleasurable euphoric feeling that spreads throughout your body, usually within five minutes from administration. With its rapid onset, ease of administration, quick reversal with no "hangover" effect, and history of safety, nitrous oxide is the most commonly used agent to increase patient comfort during dental procedures of all types. It is especially effective in apprehensive children. The biggest advantage to using this method is that once the gas is turned off, you regain your consciousness immediately and do not have any residual grogginess associated with other sedation methods.

  • Rapid Onset
  • Very few side effects
  • Works well for mild to moderate anxiety
  • You can drive yourself to and from your Appointment
Conscious Oral SedationConscious Oral Sedation: Oral Sedation is usually administered by taking one or more pills. There are a number of common drugs that, when prescribed appropriately, will provide you with the comfort of relaxation, inhibit your fears and allow you to rest easy as your procedure is done. Patients generally experience a lower level of consciousness while still able to respond to verbal commands. Patients may fall asleep and most experience some level of amnesia as to the dental treatment or procedure. Pain free and stress free.

  • Easy to administer
  • Relatively low cost
  • Works well for most patients
  • Must be escorted to and from the appointment
Welcome
Our goal is to provide quality services to informed patients in a relaxed, comfortable enviroment.

Our patients will be our partners in oral health and will benefit from good staff communication.

Our staff will be empowered to make the patient’s experience as positive as possible through training, teamwork, organization and positive attitude.
Advanced Treatment
  • :: Digital X-rays (less radiation)
  • :: Porcelain Cowns & Veneers
  • :: Smile Whitening
  • :: Cutting-Edge Technology
New Patient Offers
Free Whitening for LIFE!
Get a complimentary whitening kit and custom trays with completed new patient exam, cleaning and x-rays. Keep your 6-month recare visits and you will receive additional gel annually for the rest of your life! Restrictions may apply. Call for details.