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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry makes you feel at peace, calm, and relaxed during dental operations. Because of the moderate sedation dose, you are technically still awake but extremely relaxed. Due to the short-term amnesia (forgetfulness) it induces, sometimes known as “twilight sleep,” where you become less sensitive to pain without losing consciousness, it is also sometimes referred to as conscious sedation dentistry.
Who needs dental sedation?
Sedation dentistry is beneficial for patients of all ages, including youngsters. Dentists frequently suggest this choice for patients who have:
  • Dental Anxiety
  • A phobia of going to the dentist.
  • Extreme sensitivity in the gag reflex.
  • A concern for needles (aichmophobia).
  • Extremely sensitive teeth.
  • Claustrophobia while seated in the dental chair.
  • Local anesthetic sensitivity has decreased.
  • Controlling movement is difficult.
  • Individual needs (including physical, cognitive or behavioural).
How does sedation dentistry work?
During your initial consultation, your dentist and you will discuss your options for sedation. Your medical history will be covered, and any drugs or dietary supplements you may take will be questioned. After collecting all the required data, they will formulate sedative recommendations depending on your unique requirements. Typically, you should wait at least six hours before your dental appointment before eating or drinking anything. Unless your dentist specifies otherwise, you should take all prescribed drugs consistently. But if you’re taking any blood thinners, like warfarin, be careful to let your dentist know. Before your treatment, they might advise you to skip certain prescriptions for a few days.
How does sedation dentistry work?
Before starting the procedure, your dentist administers sedatives to you. Even so, your dentist will still provide local anesthesia to numb your teeth and gums; however, they will typically do so after you have already experienced some level of comfort from the sedatives.
What occurs following sedation dentistry?
You’ll require a trustworthy friend or member of your family to drive you home after your appointment unless you select nitrous oxide as your sedative option. You should return home immediately and take it easy until the sedation wears off.

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