Dental care is very much essential for healthy living. The teeth and gums should be free from infection and in the best shape to promote good overall health. Unfortunately, not everyone enjoys visiting a dental office. Fear of pain, fear of injections, and various other forms of anxiety that develop when sitting in dentist’s chair are known to demotivate people from making a dental appointment. This can have a major impact on oral health. Sedation techniques are those methods that can help patients receive treatment in a relaxed and stress-free state. Dr. Duraiappa has helped many patients from marshall, mn and surrounding communities get dental treatment in the stress-free state. if you are scared of dental treatment, come discuss your problem with our dentist. Our sedation methods can help you improve your oral health.
Different types of sedation
Sedation is classified based on the extent to which the patient can relax in dentist’s chair. Our dentist recommends a particular type of sedative based on the anxiety level of a patient. The overall health of the patient is taken into consideration when recommending a sedation technique.
This form of sedation is recommended when the patient is not really anxious but has slight discomfort towards the dental treatment. Nitrous oxide is one of the most widely used mild sedatives. It is safe to use this gas. Patients are awake while they experience a euphoric feel. They can respond to verbal commands and can quickly recover after the treatment.
Moderate sedation is recommended to those patients who are anxious about the dental treatment. This technique can let patients relax during the treatment procedure. The respiration, pulse rate and blood pressure level of the patient is monitored during the procedure. Patients may be able to respond to verbal commands but are in a more relaxed state. IV sedation technique can help achieve a relaxed state. Patients may have to be escorted to the office and back home by a caretaker.
Deep sedation is recommended to those patients who are very anxious about the treatment and do not want to remember any part of the procedure. Oral sedatives and IV sedation (where sedative is directly administered into the blood stream of patients) are two common methods used to achieve a deeply relaxed state. Patients will be able to respond to physical stimulation. The whole procedure may seem to have completed in a short duration. The vital factors like respiration, heart rate, and blood pressure levels are continuously monitored during treatment. Just like with moderate sedation, patients may have to be escorted to the office and back home by a caretaker. They should be observed for about 8 hours after the treatment during which they should not operate any machinery.