General Dentistry Saint Louis

For more than 20 years, The Dental Anesthesia Center has beena general dentistry office unique to the field of Sleep Dentistry.

Dr. Hoffmann, a general dentist, completed residencies in hospital dentistry and dental anesthesiology. He is a diplomat of both the American and National Dental Boards of Anesthesiology and is certified in deep sedation and general anesthesia by the Missouri Dental Board.

Dr.Thoms, a general dentist, is certified to provide Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia for dental procedures by the Missouri Dental Board.Dr. He has a primary focus in treating patients with special healthcare needs such as Autism, Alzheimer’s, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome. 

Dr. Daugherty, a general dentist, places an emphasis on dentistry with oral sedation as well as non-sedation services. She has a special interest in sleep-apnea treatment, Invisalign®, implants, veneers, and other cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Hoffmann, Dr.Thoms and Dr. Daugherty provide various arrays of services for you and your family. If you are a patient who is apprehensive and nervous, medically or mentally challenged, have difficulties with numbing, have active gag reflexes, or require special antibiotics, then we can help you. Listed below are some of the general procedures we provide.

  • Hygiene Services
  • Continuing Care (Exam, X-Rays, and Cleanings)
  • Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
  • Preventive Education
  • Restorations
  • Natural Looking Crowns
  • Comfortable Root Canal Therapy
  • Veneers
  • Extractions
  • Implants (Single Replacement, Implant Dentures)
  • Dentures
  • Partials
  • Cosmetic Procedures
  • Invisalign®
  • Whitening
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance (Snore Guard)
  • View our complete list of dental services

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Appointment Request 
Call to Schedule 314-862-7844 


Who Can Benefit From Sleep Dentistry (General Anesthesia) and Sedation Dentistry?

Patients With:

  • Fear and Anxiety: Nearly half of people with dental problems avoid dental care because of their fears and anxiety. Modern, safe anesthesia techniques allow the fearful patient to have dental procedures accomplished with out the anxiety associated with dentistry.
  • Low Pain Threshold: People perceive pain differently. Some individuals have difficulty getting numb. With general anesthesia and sedation techniques, the perception of pain can be altered. Patients can be virtually pain free during treatment.
  • Sensitive Gag Reflex: Some patients may suffer from a severe gag reflex and are unable to have dental care completed with use of local anesthetic. Using anesthesia services can eliminate the problems caused by an active gag reflex.
  • Extensive Treatment: Completing dental treatment under general anesthesia can eliminate the need for multiple visits.

Patients Who Are:

  • Special Needs: Individuals with physical or mental disabilities can achieve complete dental care in a comfortable setting.  Sleep dentistry provides a safe and effective way for special need patients to receive the dental treatment they need. Patients will have a complete exam, full mouth series of x-rays (pictures of teeth), and a thorough cleaning while under general anesthesia.
  • Young Children: Children who are experiencing anxiety and are unable to cooperate for needed dental treatment can benefit from anesthesia services.

Appointment Request
Call to Schedule 314-862-7844

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