Sedation in Dentistry

What is Sedation ?

The patient is relaxed by the help of some kind of combination of medicines including Sedative effect, Narcotic Analgesic and Hypnotiser and a short time Amnesia (forgetfullness)  is provided and dental treatments of patient can be done in a short period under Local Anesthesia. This procedure is not general anesthesia, it can be applied in dental clinics not in hospital or operation room conditions. The patient can fulfill the commands given by the dentist. The patient and the doctor may have a dialog. The patient may fulfill the commands easily including movements like opening his/her mouth, turning his/her head, answering questions.  During the operation the anesthesiologist monitorize the patient consistently and follow his/her pulse and blood pressure. With the help of medicines, the patient did not remember the intra- oral procedures, pain, irritating sounds, vibrations and thanks to this he/she does not have any psychological trauma.  A comfortable working field is provided during the treatment due to elimination of stress and preventing unwanted reflexes.

Recovery period of the patient is short and comfortable after sedation procedure. Those advantages facilitates dental visit for the patient for subsequent sessions. Conscious sedation can be used safely for both adult and child patients. It doesn’t have any known side effect. It can be applied intravenously for adult patients. Medicine doses are arranged according to weight. It can be applied orally (syrup), rectally (rectally), intranasally (from nose) for children. Dose arrangements can be done according to the duration of the procedure. It is possible to make multiple dental treatment in one session.

Anesthesia Examination Before The Operation

After planning of dental treatments for the patients by regarding doctors, then their examinations are performed for pre operative anesthesia procedures. During anesthesia examination, detailed history (previous operation or diseases, regularly used medications etc.) is learned from the patient and then physical examination is done. Operation appointment is arranged after completion of required analysis.   Patient Groups That Can Have Sedation;

  • Children smaller than 4 years,
  • Children or adults having growth retardation,
  • Adult patients having advanced level phobia (Fear)
  • Patients who don’t want to feel stress and effects that may occur under local anesthesia,
  • Patient groups having nausea reflex.

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