Due to the recent COVID-19 situation, the Minnesota Board of Dentistry has mandated that dental clinics postpone any non-emergent and elective dental care. We will not be seeing patients as of 03/17/2020 and will re-open for seeing patients when the Board of Dentistry advises it is safe for our patients and staff. If you are an existing patient of Highgrove Dental Care and have an emergency, please call the office at 651-698-3828. Thank you for understanding and allowing the community to heal.

Highgrove Dental Care
A Great Dentist
  • Dentist St. Paul MN
  • Dental Office St. Paul MN

Open Monday through Thursday 7 am to 7 pm
for your convenience!

Welcome to Our Practice

We feature pain-free and sedation dentistry to make your patient experience comfortable and relaxed. Even if you have had difficulty getting and staying numb or you have some catching up to do when it comes to your dentistry, we can help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health. We look forward to welcoming your entire family to our Saint Paul, MN dental office.

Dr. O'Neill

With over thirty years of experience, Dr. O'Neill offers high-quality, reliable results to our patients seeking general, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry. Our entire team is committed to providing you with an outstanding experience consistently.


"Dr. O'Neill is a perfectionist! He knows the latest techniques and has the most updated equipment. He is very thorough in his assessments and is knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. Great, friendly staff. Very professional." - Mary Dunnavan

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What Are My Options for Sedation Dentistry?

December 28, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Terry O'Neill
sedation dentistry st paul mn

Does the thought of visiting the dentist cause you to panic? Have you been avoiding the dentist because of the anxiety you feel about your appointments? You are not alone. Did you know that millions of people suffer from dental fear or anxiety? Did you know that sedation dentistry in St. Paul may be the solution you need to help you maintain your oral health? Here's what you should know about sedation dentistry.

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

Your dentist will prescribe medication in the form of a pill that you will take one hour before your appointment. The drug produces deep relaxation, and most patients feel as if they are sleeping throughout their procedure.

Due to the nature of the medication and its amnesic effect, patients typically have no memory of their procedure or even the time they spent at the dentist. When utilizing oral conscious sedation, transportation is required to and from your appointment, and you should plan to rest for the remainder of your day.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

Oral conscious sedation is an excellent option for patients who are fearful and need dental treatment, patients who have special needs, or patients who have multiple or complicated procedures that they want to complete during one visit.

If you are interested in learning more about how sedation dentistry can help you, the best place to start is by talking with your dentist in St. Paul, MN about your options. Dr. Terry O’Neill is a member of DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation) Education, which means he has received his certification in oral conscious sedation and he has helped hundreds of patients comfortably receive the dental care they need. 

Don't let fear keep you from achieving and maintaining excellent oral health! Contact Highgrove Dental Care today for more information about sedation dentistry.

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