Oral Sedation

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Dr. Mazin Nakhleh, Dr. Laura Fisher or Dr. Shohreh Sharifi offer oral conscious sedation to help you receive treatments in a more comfortable and relaxed manner. This form of sedation helps ensure that you do not experience any anxiety or discomfort during your time in our office.

What is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation is a dental technique used to alleviate anxiety and discomfort in patients during various dental procedures. It involves the administration of oral medication, typically in the form of a pill or liquid, to induce a state of relaxation and reduce anxiety.

Oral sedation is different from local anesthesia, which is used to numb specific areas of the mouth to prevent pain during a procedure. Instead of addressing pain directly, oral sedation primarily targets the patient’s emotional and psychological response to dental treatment. It allows individuals with dental phobias or severe anxiety to receive the necessary care comfortably.

When is Oral Sedation Recommended?

Oral sedation may be recommended in several situations, including:

  1. Dental Anxiety: Oral sedation is particularly useful for patients who experience significant anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist. It can help them relax and receive necessary dental care without overwhelming stress.
  2. Complex Procedures: For more extensive or time-consuming dental treatments, such as root canals or oral surgeries, oral sedation may be recommended to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure.
  3. Strong Gag Reflex: Some individuals have a heightened gag reflex, making it challenging to receive dental treatment. Oral sedation can help suppress this reflex, making it easier for the dentist to work.
  4. Difficulty Sitting Still: For patients who have difficulty sitting still for extended periods, oral sedation can help them remain calm and cooperative during their dental appointments.
  5. Multiple Procedures: If a patient needs multiple dental procedures performed in a single appointment, oral sedation can make the experience more manageable by reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.

Make An Appointment

To make an appointment with our skilled dentists and learn more about oral sedation in Dallas, Texas, please contact Park Central Dental today at 214-340-9696.