Has a Bad Experience at the Dentist Left You Anxious or Afraid?

If you have had a bad dental experience in the past, it doesn’t mean it has to be repeated. We can help!

Many patients tell us that they had a bad or painful dental experience in the past. It’s sad when we hear this because it shouldn’t be like that. If you have had a bad dental experience in the past, it doesn’t mean it has to be repeated!

At The Dental Anesthesia Center, we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver the gentle dental care you deserve from sedation dentists. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere.

Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia

As many as 8% of Americans avoid going to the dentist out of fear. Approximately 20% experience so much anxiety that they won’t go to the dentist until it is absolutely necessary, often when it has become a dental emergency. The cause? Often a past dental experience that was bad.

People who have had a bad dental experience often neglect future dental care because they are too afraid or anxious. Unfortunately, dental problems don’t fix themselves, and so over time, a small issue that could have been easily fixed will develop into a more serious problem. Then it becomes more complex and more expensive to fix.

A Comfortable Solution

If you or a loved one experiences extreme levels of stress and anxiety about dental treatment, The Dental Anesthesia Center understands the fear you experience, and we have a comfortable solution. Modern, safe anesthesia techniques allow the fearful patient to have dental procedures accomplished without the anxiety associated with dentistry.

Dr. Michael Hoffmann and Dr. Sean Thoms are general dentists certified by the Missouri Dental Board in General Anesthesia and Deep Sedation. Dr. Victoria Behl is a general dentist who has completed a residency in Hospital Dentistry with additional training in sedation.

The methods of sedation can be achieved by:

  • Administrating oral medications
  • Intravenous medications
  • Nitrous Oxide “laughing gas”

When you come in for your appointment Dr. Hoffmann, Dr. Thoms, or Dr. Behl will decide which level is best for you. We look forward to meeting you.

Call Us Today

The Only Board Certified Dental Anesthesiologist in Missouri, including the St. Louis Metro Area.

Call (314) 862-7844

“Anything that they can do to accommodate people with special needs, they do.”

“If it was not for them, I don’t think I would be able to make it through a normal dental appointment.”

“They do anything they can to make you feel comfortable.”

Updated: August 31, 2023

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