Sedation dentistry is a process that uses medication to relax the patients during a dental procedure. This treatment is beneficial to those who panic a lot during treatment.
Levels of sedation used:
The patient is awake but relaxed
Conscious or moderate sedation:
Loss of memory of the procedure and slurring of words are common.
Patients will be at the edge of consciousness.
Completely unconscious state
Sedation used in dentistry:
Minimal sedation (Inhalation):
Patients are sedated with nitrous oxide along with oxygen. The gas let the patient relax, and it is also safe as it wears off very quickly and thoroughly.
The range of oral sedation is from minimal to moderate sedation. Medications such as a sedative will be provided to the patients before an hour of the procedure. For an average effect, a larger dose can be given to the patient.
The sedative drug will be injected into your vein, to make it work quickly.
Deep sedation and General Anaesthesia:
In such condition, either the medicine will make the patient almost unconscious or unconscious. Under general anaesthesia, the patients cannot awaken until the effects wear off. In some cases, dentists provided medication to reverse the effects.