Oral Sedation

Oral Sedation

Welcome to Shifa Dental, where we understand that dental appointments can be stressful. That’s why we offer the ultimate solution – oral sedation. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the benefits of oral sedation, ideal candidates, what to expect during your visit, our commitment to your comfort, the sedation process, post-sedation information, and the unique appeal of our sedation dentistry services at Shifa Dental.

Oral Sedation Dentistry

Benefits of Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a safe and effective method to relieve anxiety and fear associated with dental procedures. By taking a prescribed medication prior to your appointment, you can experience a relaxed state throughout your visit. Some benefits of oral sedation include:

1. Reduction in anxiety and fear

2. Increased comfort during dental procedures

3. Enhanced cooperation for patients with a strong gag reflex

4. Ability to undergo multiple procedures in a single visit

5. Our experienced team at Shifa Dental will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the sedation process.

Ideal Candidates for Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is suitable for individuals who:

1. Experience dental anxiety or phobia

2. Have a strong gag reflex

3. Need extensive dental work

4. Cannot sit still for long periods of time

What to Expect During Your Visit

During your initial consultation at Shifa Dental, our skilled dentist will review your medical history and discuss your dental needs. If oral sedation is deemed appropriate, you will receive detailed instructions on when and how to take the prescribed medication. On the day of your appointment, you will arrive at our welcoming clinic, where our friendly staff will ensure you feel comfortable and at ease.

Our Commitment to Your Comfort

At Shifa Dental, your comfort is our top priority. Our experienced professionals will closely monitor your vital signs throughout the procedure to ensure your well-being. We are committed to creating a stress-free environment for our patients, providing exceptional dental care with a gentle touch.

The Sedation Process

Prior to the procedure, you will take the prescribed medication, which will induce a state of deep relaxation. While you will remain conscious and able to respond to instructions, you may feel drowsy and have little memory of the procedure afterwards. Our skilled dentists will perform the necessary dental work while ensuring your safety and well-being.

Post-Sedation Information

After the dental procedure, you will need a responsible adult to accompany you home. The effects of the sedative medication can last for several hours, so it is important to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Our team will provide you with detailed post-sedation instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

Unique Appeal of Shifa Dental’s Sedation Dentistry

What sets Shifa Dental’s sedation dentistry apart is our commitment to providing compassionate care and exceptional results. Our team of expert dentists has successfully helped numerous patients overcome dental anxiety and receive the dental treatments they need. We take pride in our patient-centric approach, ensuring that each individual feels heard, understood, and supported throughout their dental journey.

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1Is oral sedation safe?

Yes, oral sedation is a safe and well-established method for managing dental anxiety. Our experienced dentists at Shifa Dental will carefully evaluate your medical history to ensure your safety during the procedure.

2Will I be completely unconscious during the procedure?

No, oral sedation induces a deeply relaxed state while allowing you to remain conscious and responsive to instructions.

3How long does the sedative effect last?

The sedative effect can last for several hours after the procedure. It is important to have a responsible adult accompany you home and follow our post-sedation instructions for a smooth recovery.

4Can oral sedation be used for children?

Oral sedation is generally used for adult patients. Our dentists will evaluate the suitability of sedation for younger patients on a case-by-case basis. For any additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable team at Shifa Dental.


  • Annagrace Mendoza

    It's been a while since I've gotten any sort dental work, so understandably I was nervous; but coming in to the shifa office was the best experience I've ever had. The doctor and staff were so friendly and made you so comfortable with them. I will definitely keep coming here :).

    Annagrace Mendoza
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    Appointment scheduling: very easy, every time get a call back if front desk is not able to answer. Very quick to respond and accommodate your schedule. Very polite.Facility : very descent facility Support staff : probably the best support staff I have seen at any dentist Doctor : Very professional. Explained me the Complete treatment.

    Sunil tejpal
  • Chandu Chatterjee

    As always, I had the best doctor and superb services at Shifa Dental. I never felt the need to go to any other dentist after coming to this place a couple of years ago. Their attention to details is masterful and coupled with the care for their patients they show is truly wonderful. A big thank to all the people at Shifa Dental.

    Chandu Chatterjee
  • Alexandra Smith
    It was my first time here and it was a great experience. I have sensitive teeth so they would check in to make sure the cleaning was feeling okay. The staff was very personable and I did not have to wait long. I would highly recommend!
    Alexandra Smith
  • Ram Venkatram
    The place is very clean. Necessary precautions were taken by the staff amidst the pandemic and it shows in the quality of the dental service. Deepa K explained to me in detail and ways as to improve where needed regarding my teeth. Mariam and other staff members are courteous. Overall very impressed. This is my second visit.
    Ram Venkatram
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    The doctor and staff was amazing!!!! I loved how the service was I went in and came out extremely fast. Now this is my permanent doctor!
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