Sedation Dentistry Eliminates Fear


We understand that dental anxiety is a common concern for many patients, even when they are experiencing tooth pain or oral discomfort. However, it is never a good idea to put off dental treatment out of fear, as issues will likely worsen and require more extensive treatment in the future. To make your dental appointments anxiety free and nearly painless, we offer effective sedation dentistryDr. Richard Weimar believes that sedation can help patients receive the care they desperately need and has performed over 2,000 sedation treatments! Our sedation options combined with our passion and technology allow you to receive the care you need without having to fear your appointments.


  • Bad past dental experiences
  • Fear of needles
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Extensive upcoming dental procedures


While sedation does help patients ease their fears and receive care without pain, we have taken the extra steps to provide additional comforts with The Wand® anesthesia delivery system. This is a computer-controlled device that administers the precise amount of anesthesia needed to numb a surgery site without causing discomfort or residual numbing of the surrounding area. An additional benefit to using The Wand is that it does not use any large needles that may frighten patients. Anesthesia is delivered via an ultra-fine point that causes virtually no pain itself.

Our Sedation Dentistry Options


Woman taking pill

Oral sedation puts patients into a sleepy state during the procedure. Administered in pill form a few hours before treatment, patients will be able to respond to commands, but will likely not remember the procedure. The effects of oral sedation typically last after treatment, so you will need someone to take you home.


Woman using local anesthetic

Used in conjunction with other forms of sedation, local anesthetic blocks sensations of pain or discomfort. By injecting the anesthesia at the treatment site, it will numb the location during procedures. Patients commonly report only feeling slight pressure at treated locations of the mouth.


With sedation dentistry, you no longer have any reason to fear dental care. Dr. Richard Weimar believes that sedation can be your path to a healthy smile by allowing you to get the treatments you need. In addition to sedation, our office has a relaxing atmosphere and we offer comforting blankets, free wi-fi and refreshments to make you feel more at home. You can join our thousands of happy, healthy patients who receive their dental care pain- and anxiety-free with dental sedation at Weimar Family Dentistry.

The benefits of Oral Sedation are endless!

Dr. Weimar talking about dental implants right

About 25% of the population doesn’t pursue dental treatment because of fear or anxiety, for the last 20 years we have helped those type of people out by offering a procedure called Oral sedation. What we do is that we give them a pill that makes them basically snooze throughout the appointment. It is not like general anesthesia where you are basically put in a coma and then revived later on. You are able to respond to questions and feel just like you are napping, do you want to wake up and you know be concerned about things? No you are basically snoozing through it, it is quite typically referred to as it is kind of like that 3’ o clock in the morning where you are kind of rolling over to wake up look at the alarm clock and then just go back to sleep knowing everything is good – so with this you also don’t have any type of memory of the procedure so you can sleep through a procedure basically get your dental work done, and not have any concerns about pain, and needle, a gag reflex or anything like that, and we also get a tremendous amount of dentistry done at one visit, many times we will take 10 years of neglect and have it taken care of in one visit.

Why you should choose Oral Sedation if you are skeptical of dental treatment.

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About one fourth of all people have a very real fear of dental treatment. This can come from previous bad experiences, it might come from claustrophobia, concerned about long extensive treatment or a variety of other concerns, and truly for these people sedation is a godsend. It can help people through fillings, root canals implants, a variety of procedures. With sedation appointments, you are given medication that you take about one hour prior to the appointment – you get to the office you are assessed for the need for further, medication to help you through the appointment. With this medication, you will snooze through the appointment with little or no memory of the appointment, the medication is eliminated fairly quickly form your body and are about to work or drive the next day.

I am one of the general dentists in Minnesota that’s been licensed for the longest period of time. I completed my certification in sedation at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine more than 20 years ago and done approximately 2000 sedations. If dental fear is keeping you from getting dental treatment, we would love to help you out. Give our office a call, and we can give you any further information. Thank you.

Dr. Richard Weimar

Dr. Richard Weimar

Dr. Richard Weimar received his BA and DDS degrees from the University of Minnesota and opened his practice in 1984. He has provided exceptional dental care to Minnesota’s Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park communities for over 30 years.

He is a member of many professional associations, including the Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Oral Implantology, and American Society of Dental Anesthesiology.

Dr. Weimar is skilled and experienced in almost all areas of dentistry, including sedation dentistry, implants, one-visit crowns using CEREC technology, and veneers. He is a pioneer in introducing many new technologies in the state as he wanted to provide his patients a comfortable, pain-free, faster, and less expensive dental experience. He educates patients on all procedures so they can make informed decisions about their treatments. His mission is to create a dental office where patients can receive all treatments under one roof.