Sedation Dentistry

For patients with high anxiety, we use diazepam (Valium), which is the use of a drug for the treatment of anxiety. It Really Works! You really can relax through your dental appointment. It Is Safe! Dr. Kneib will give you a small pill prior to treatment, no intravenous tubes or needles. We typically will combine the drug with the use of nitrous oxide throughout the treatment.

You will have relaxing memories of the experience. You will relax for up to five or six hours after taking the pill. The time you are relaxing will vary depending on your needed treatment.

Complex dental treatments that often require six to eight appointments, can be done in as little as one at Kneib Dentistry! All while you relax.

People who have difficulty getting numb will find that this relaxing dentistry eliminates this problem.

Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.

How does Sedation Dentistry work?

Dr. Kneib will give you a small pill to take an hour prior to your dental appointment. Your companion will accompany you to the office. By the time you arrive, you will be very drowsy.

When you arrive in our office, you will be escorted into the comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket. After you are comfortable, Dr. Kneib and the experienced clinical team at Kneib Dentistry will take care of your dental needs.

When your treatment is completed, your companion will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day.

Will I feel any pain?

Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment and feel surprisingly good afterwards.

Will I be unconscious?

No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.

Will I be monitored?

Yes, one of our team is always with you.

How long will I be relaxing?

Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.

Will someone need to accompany me?

Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.

Who is a candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

People who have . . .

  • High fear
  • Traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problems
  • Limited time to complete dental care

People who . . .

  • Hate needles and shots
  • Hate the noises, smells and taste associated with dental care
  • Are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth