Accent Dental of St. Louis - Sedation Dentistry for Kids

We understand that going to the dentist can be scary for some children. Here at Accent Dental, we want to make our patients as comfortable as possible. High-quality patient care is of the utmost importance, and we only offer the safest possible options for our young patients. Your dentist in St. Louis, MO currently offers two options for an anxious child that may need to receive treatment more complex than a routine check-up.




Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide, also know as laughing gas, helps patients relax during their dental visits.   It is given through a small breathing mask which is placed over the child's nose.   The gas has a sweet scent and it is quickly eliminated from the body at the completion of the treatment.   While inhaling nitrous oxide, the patient remains fully conscious and keeps all natural reflexes.  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as a safe, effective technique to use for treating children's dental needs. 
General Anesthesia
Your dentist in St. Louis, MO also offers anesthesia administered by a dental anesthesiologist in our practice.  Intravenous sedation is a good option for younger or anxious patients with extensive dental treatment.  Our sedation team has a minimum of three members including an anesthesiologist, dentist and nurse. All members have been specially trained by completing a sedation monitoring course certified by the Missouri Dental Board. While the dentist focuses on the treatment the anesthesiologist monitors the anesthetic prior to, during and after the procedure.
Side effects can vary but nausea and rarely a sore throat can occur. In the unlikely event that there is nausea afterwards, there are excellent medications to deal with this side effect.
Missouri State Law requires medical insurance to cover anesthesia for the following individuals:
- A child under the age of five.
- A person who is severely disabled.
- Someone who has a medical or behavioral condition which requires general   anesthesia when dental care is needed.
There are however some patients who are not candidates for in-office anesthesia due to medical conditions. These patients will need to be treated in a Hospital setting. Please call your dentist in St. Louis, MO to find out if  your child is a candidate for sedation dentistry.


Appointment request
Need an appointment with a dentist in St. Louis ? Requesting an appointment at our St. Louis, MO family and cosmetic dental office is now easier than ever. Fill out the form below and we'll contact you to find a time that fits your schedule. Start your journey towards a beautiful smile with us today!
Patient Name*
Phone Number*
Email Address
Are you a current patient?
Best time(s) to call?
Preferred Appt Date
Preferred Appt Time
Describe the nature of your appointment or any other comments