Sedation Dentistry in St. Charles MO

Once you’ve experienced sedation dentistry at Elm Dental Care in St. Charles, MO, you will never be afraid of visiting the dentist again. When you undergo dental sedation, you will feel very refreshed and relaxed. Once the sedation has worn off (after five or six hours), you probably will not remember your time at our office.

Dental sedation allows us to perform many dental treatments during one long appointment at our family dentistry. Because of this, those who have busy schedules and need several procedures are excellent candidates for sedation. Rather than coming to our office six to eight time for your treatments, you can have your work done in just one appointment.

An hour before your appointment, you will take a small pill. This begins the sedation process. Have a friend or family member drive you to our office for your safety. Then, when you arrive, a friendly member of our team will take you to our comfort room and place you on a monitor to watch your vital signs. During this state of deep relaxation, your treatment will be performed. At the end of the treatment, your companion will drive you safely home so you can enjoy the rest of your relaxing day.

You may benefit from sedation dentistry if:

  • You fear the dentist
  • You have had traumatic dental experiences in the past
  • You are embarrassed or afraid about your teeth
  • You dislike the dental office
  • You have a hard time getting numb
  • You have very sensitive teeth or a bad gag reflex
  • You hate shots or needs
  • You require an extensive amount of treatment
  • You have a limited amount of time to complete your treatment

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful option for those with dental anxieties or a busy schedule. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental sedation, we invite you to contact our St. Charles, MO dental practice today. Our knowledgeable team members are always willing to answer your questions about sedation dentistry.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will I feel any pain when I’m under sedation?

In most cases, no. Many patients don’t feel any pain discomfort while they are under sedation. In fact, many of them also have a relatively pain-free recovery.

Does being sedated mean that I will be unconscious?

No. Sedation does not make you unconscious; it just makes you feel extremely relaxed. When you are under sedation, you will still be able to respond, but you probably will not remember your experience at our St. Charles, MO office.

Will I be monitored while I’m sedated?

Yes! Throughout your procedure, one of our dedicated team members will be with you. To further protect you, we also monitor your vital signs throughout your entire visit.

How long will I be under sedation?

Depending on your individual needs and the specific procedures that you will be undergoing, sedation could last anywhere from two to six hours.

Will someone need to accompany me to my appointment?

Yes. It is very important that you have someone take you to and from your visit to our office as you will not be in a condition to drive.