Enjoy Comfortable Dental Care with Sedation Dentistry
It is quite commonly known that Oral Health is a window to Overall Health. Taking good care of your mouth, teeth, gums helps prevent bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease and also helps you keep your teeth as you grow old. So it is important to take great care of them by Brushing, Flossing and visiting to the Dentist.
Teeth are supposed to be one of the most sensitive body parts and so any treatment brings fear and anxiety in the mind. Thus, comes in Sedation. Sedation technically means administration of sedative drugs, in order to facilitate a medical or diagnostic procedure.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Sedation in dental procedures is not only safe but also leads to an anxiety free and painless treatment. It is widely used for both children and adults depending upon the type of surgery one is undergoing. However it should be given only by experienced dentists. People who are obese or who have obstructive sleep apnea should talk to their doctor before having sedation.
Oral sedation, Intravenous sedation and Inhalation Sedation are used for administering sedation.
- Intravenous Sedation is a type of anesthesia that relaxes a patient through an intravenous (IV) placed in a vein. It is mainly used for deep sedation and is widely used amongst children so that they sleep through the procedure. It takes effect in 5 to 15 minutes and has maximum effect in 15 to 60 minutes lasting up to 2hours. It might be little painful when the injection is injected in the vein but results in little or no memory of the treatment.
- Inhalation Sedation involves mixing of Nitrous oxide with Oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. The purpose of Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas”, is to manage pain effectively, reduce anxiety during the treatment. It ensures to keep you awake so that you can follow the instructions of your dentist during the procedure.
So next time, you visit a Dentist, don’t forget to ask for Dental Sedation for a more painless and comfortable experience.