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Clarkson Dental Group
1748 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Clarkson Dental Group IV Sedation

Helping our Anxious and Fearful Dental Patients Achieve their Dental Care

August 20, 2020
Posted By: Scott Mahlin, DDS, MAGD, FICOI
Clarkson Dental Group IV Sedation

Helping our Anxious or Fearful Dental Patients Achieve their Dental Care


At Clarkson Dental Group, we have a variety of options for our nervous and fearful patients in order to complete the dental treatment they deserve.  We provide a variety of wonderful treatments to help minimize and/or eliminate your dental anxiety. 

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Although this is important for everyone if you have dental anxiety then it is particularly important.  Our office’s 30 years of experience in managing apprehensive or fearful patients allows us listen carefully to your dental fears.  We know that simply picking up the phone and calling us is a huge first step towards reaching your overall health goals.  All your care and treatment options are presented and discussed in a non-judgmental and private environment.   Your optimal overall health is always our goal.  Our team at Clarkson Dental Group can help get you there. 

The advancement in how we deliver dental care for our patients is constantly improving.  We strive to always be enhancing and elevating the patient experience.  Through thousands of hours of continuing education in both clinical and service-oriented education, we have created an environment that allows us to deliver comfortable care in a relaxed environment.

IV Moderate Sedation (Formerly known as Twilight Sedation or Conscious Sedation)

This level of sedation offered in-office at Clarkson Dental Group allows us to treat patients who would otherwise be unable to complete their dental care.   A large portion of our patients are familiar with this type of sedation if they have had an out-patient procedure or had their third molars (wisdom teeth) removed.  The terms Moderate/Twilight/Conscious Sedation can be clarified simply by describing this sedation technique as having amnesia with the sedation but being able to maintain your natural protective reflex.  Specifically, the protective reflexes such as swallowing, blinking, communication, and breathing can all be maintained by yourself.  This is important because it allows us to monitor your comfort during your visit.

Can all my dental treatment be completed while I am sedated?

Yes.  We work closely with you to ensure your treatment goals are met.  We understand your life is busy and limiting your visits to the dental office is important.  Our IV Sedation procedures allow for us to safely complete your dental treatment to minimize the time away from your family or career.  We will take our time to detail your options and how best to move forward with your dental care.

If choose to complete my dental treatment without IV Sedation, can I?

If you determine it would be best to proceed without IV Sedation, we can certainly accommodate that request.  Everyday the team at Clarkson Dental Group successfully provides exceptional dental care without IV Sedation.  After 30 years of providing dental care to the Chesterfield community, they have excelled in optimizing your dental care experience and providing amazing care.  We are happy to help you attain the healthy smile you deserve with your overall comfort in mind.

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