Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Oral Sedation are pharmaceutical drugs that are administered to patients who find it uneasy to relax during a procedure.  The motive of providing sedation is to ensure that the patient is relaxed and compose rather than being nervous which may result in a faulty procedure. It is vital to understand that the surgeon would require ample cooperation from the patient in order to successfully complete the procedure. 

Sedatives are a medication that will allow the patient to relax. Oral sedation will slow down the mechanisms of the CNS (Central Nervous System) thereby easing the body from releasing adrenaline. Sedatives are also known to nullify the extremities of the pain experienced during a procedure. While being administered with a sedative the patient wouldn’t completely knock down but will be able to answer questions and be aware of their surroundings.

What happens when a patient is under sedation?

Sedatives are generally administered by dental professionals in a controlled environment. As a patient gets administered with sedatives, he/she is expected to come to a state of relaxation. Patients will experience a sudden decline in anxiety and worry. They are expected to move to a calm state. Depending on the type of sedative administered, the patient will be able to sense the surrounding to quite an extent.

What are the major types of Oral Sedation?

There are several types of sedation available. Here are a few:

  • Intravenous sedation: This type of sedative is known to be the strongest as the sedative will be administered with the of an IV tube. This is also recommended by most dentists as the patient will be fully sedated having no memory of the procedure.
  • Oral anesthesia: These sedatives will be administered orally. With oral sedatives the patient will be partially conscious with awareness of the surroundings, the patient will be able to see, hear and smell. The most popular type of sedative given orally is Benzodiazepines. They are known to very effective with absolutely no side-effects.
  • Laughing gas: Nitrous oxide is popularly known as the laughing gas. This is a gaseous form of sedative. This sedative will help patients ease the pain during a procedure. Patients will experience a bit of sedation allowing them to fully relax.

What are the benefits of sedation?

Oral sedation has proven to be very useful in providing both the dentist and the patient. They are known to have a number of benefits that will help the patient. Here are a few:

  • Resolving anxiety: Most patients tend to postpone their dental appointments due to the fear of procedures. Administering oral sedation have helped millions of patients get their procedures done with a peaceful and comfortable experience.
  • Significantly lesser pain: Sedatives will significantly help reduce the pain during a procedure. 
  • Effective procedure: Procedures are done effectively and with precision while done after administering the patient with sedatives.

Are sedatives safe?

The safety of oral sedation is a common concern among most patients. Our facility is equipped with a trained set of doctors who are professionals in administering anesthesia to our patients. The process is safe and assured.


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