Dentistry for Special Needs

Do you have young children or a loved one with special needs who are unable to cooperate for dental care? Then The Dental Anesthesia Center would like to help you.

We are unique to the field of General Dentistry. With a Missouri Dental Board Certification in Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia, Dr. Hoffmann and Dr. Thoms places an emphasis on anesthesia and anxiety control for the individual with special needs.Individuals with physical or mental disabilities can accomplish complete dental care in a comfortable setting.  Special need patients can have a thorough exam, including taking x-rays,and cleaning with general anesthesia.The Dental Anesthesia team is compassionate and here to help patients accomplish dental care that they may have never had before.

The reasons that keep a person away from the dentist are personal and unique to each individual. We are a full-service dental practice providing care to various patients for all of their dental needs and desires.

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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