Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry- Types of sedatives, Sedation for Kids

Each year millions of people avoid going to the dentist. Some have had traumatic childhood experiences with the dentist; others have had an unpleasant experience as adults. But with sedation dentistry, there is no need for you to avoid the dentist. 

What is a sedative?

Sedative helps you relax; they slow down your central nervous system. You’re aware of the surroundings but you’re less responsive to it. Sedative helps you to experience painless surgery and with minimal anxiety. 

What types of sedatives are given?

Sedation given to patients varies from person to person, which includes by mouth, under the tongue, inhaled through nose intravenously. But majorly the sedatives are given through mouth. 

Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is a colourless or odourless gas also known as the laughing gas. The patient is at ease after inhaling the gas as it has a calming effect. Even the dentist’s clinic can make the patient smile.

Oral Sedation
Oral sedation is preferred by most of the people and they like the benefits of it as well. The patient is responsive all the time. The best part is the amnesia effect. You will not remember the sights and sounds of your dentist’s clinic. In fact, the hours seems like minutes, and you’re never left alone and all your needs are met. 

Intravenous Sedation (IV Sedation)
For the people who are afraid of needles, this type of sedation is best for them. You lie back on your dental chair with your eyes closed. A benefit of IV sedation is that you’ll be able to feel the effects more quickly as it has a faster onset of sedative medicines. 

What are the benefits of IV Sedation?

If you’re afraid of visiting your dentist because of the fear of needles, we have an option for you.
Regular dental checkups shouldn’t be avoided by anybody as it is a part of oral hygiene. But the people who are afraid of needles, with IV sedation, they can receive a painless treatment. IV sedation dentistry has a faster onset of the sedative medication. You’ll receive high-quality dentistry is less time.

Sedation for Kids

Kids have a different metabolism. They require dentists who are specially trained to create a safe and comfortable dental environment so that they can grow up without any fear or anxiety. Usually, a combination of nitrous oxide and oral medications are given to the kids to create a great experience.