Sedation Dentistry

Are you putting off your visit to the dentist because of nervousness or anxiety? Our aim is to ensure the comfort and relaxation of each and every patient we see. With the use of sedation dentistry, Visalia patients’ anxiety is effortlessly reduced. Our patients constantly rave about the fantastic experience they have had with us overcoming their anxiety.

Relaxed young woman

Don’t let anxiety stop you from making your next dental appointment. We have solutions to keep you at ease.

Why Should You Choose Sedation Dentistry?

Do you experience any of the following:

  • Anxiety during a visit to the dentist.
  • Difficulty becoming numb.
  • Allergies to local anesthetic.
  • Strong gag reflex which makes treatment difficult.
  • Claustrophobic reaction to an office visit.

Any of these can make a visit to the dentist not only uncomfortable, but even traumatic. We understand! Dr. Bodensteiner has years of experience in helping patients enjoy a comfortable and successful visit to the dentist – no matter what their challenges may be!

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

Sedation Dentistry is also referred to as oral conscious dentistry.  Sedation dentistry allows patients to undergo extensive dental treatment or even dental cleanings in a relaxed and comfortable state.

Patients take the medication Triazolam.  This small pill is taken an hour before their appointment.  An additional benefit of this medication is the amnesia effect, which causes most patients to lose almost all memory of the appointment. This medication is safe and Dr. Bodensteiner and his patients have had many years of successful and comfortable dentistry.


Forget about those past dental experiences causing you grief! Allow us to get to know you and ease any discomfort or anxiety you may have. With our gentle hands and the calming aura of our office, your experience with sedation dentistry in Visalia will be a success.

Still have questions about sedation dentistry? We would love to answer them for you!