Sedation Dentistry


In general, people try to keep themselves fit as they are afraid of acquiring diseases and facing heath issues as there is so much of suffering and pain involved in facing health problems. And by the time an individual overcomes a health issue he would have wasted so much of time and effort over it. Hence, it is better for such people to keep themselves fit and to avoid some of the major health problems. However, some of the health issues are unavoidable especially related to dental when it is issues such as impaction where there is less space for a tooth to grow and it is inclined at a different angle as it grows causing severe tooth ache. Since people have faced a pain, when it requires another pain to fix this issue they tend to avoid them.

There are people who even avoid dental treatments and surgeries in fear of facing pain during them. Does your entire body get tensed with fear on thinking about your teeth cleaning? Lot of people are in is phobia to meet the dentist and they prefer not to have treatment.

For people who avoid dentist in fear, sedation dentistry rescues them a lot from being in tooth ache. It is simple tooth cleaning using sedation and done without pain and hence sedation dentistry for anxiety is the best way to avoid pain during treatment.

It helps patients to relax during the dental procedures. It is also called as sleep dentistry but the treatment is done while they are awake with the help of general anesthesia.

Different types or levels of sedations are used in dentistry.

1. Inhaled minimal sedation. Oxygen combined with nitrous oxide or laughing given through a mask for sedation. This helps to relax and the doctor can control the amount of sedation. You can drive yourself home.
2. Oral sedation: Ranging from minimal to moderate the oral sedation varies . The pill helicon is usually taken before an hour of the procedure.
3. Moderate sedation through IV: Sedative drug through the vein, which work quickly and the dentist adjust the sedation level according to the patient and procedure.
4. General anesthesia or deep sedation: Medications given to become deep unconscious during the procedure. You cannot be easily awaken without reverse medication

Whatever may be the sedation type, a local anesthetic is needed to relieve any pain during the procedure.