Sedation is referred to putting a patient to a half-asleep state during dental treatments for people who have dentophobia. Sedation is a practice of anesthesia, which was developed to eliminate the pain, anxiety and fear that a patient may feel during oral and dental treatment. Sedation anesthesia helps to complete the process of treatment in a more comfortable way for patients.
The medication used in sedation and its doses vary depending on patients' age, medical history and sex. During sedation administration, drugs with a mild sedative and pain-reducing effect are generally used.
If oral and dental treatment is planned to be performed under sedation, then an anaesthetist is consulted. During the consultation, patient is provided information on sedation. At the same time, patient's medical history is learned and a simple physical examination is performed to assess whether there is an obstacle for the use of sedation.
If sedation is to be administered, patient should come for the treatment hungry. In this way, complaints such as nausea that may occur after sedation can be minimized. Before starting oral and dental treatments, a vascular access is established and anesthesia drug is injected into patient's body intravenously. Then, oral and dental treatment can be initiated.
The advantage of sedation is that while dental treatments are performed, the patient is comfortable. In some cases, patients may need to undergo long dental treatments. The fact that all oral and dental treatments can be completed in a single session in cases, where the patient has a large number of caries, is an incredible advantage.
Many dental treatment operations can be performed with the method of sedation. Following treatments can be performed with sedation method:
Administration of sedation is terminated shortly after the treatment. After a short time, the patient feels as if s/he has not undergone any operations.
In the administration of sedation, anesthesiologist give sedatives to patients. Thanks to the sedatives, patients do not feel any pain that they cannot tolerate.
Sedation is an anesthesia method which can be administered to everyone who have no allergies. It is often used in dentistry in cases of patients who are scared and anxious, individuals with special needs, both children and adult patients.
It is a method of anesthesia, which is administered to individuals and children who are afraid of dentists or needles, and to those who cannot undergo dental treatment due to nausea and gagging reflexes. In cases where more than one dental treatment is required, the patient is anaesthetised using sedation and long procedures can be completed in one session.
Anaesthetist administers sedation. Patients' vital functions are monitored during the operation. When the operation is over and the patient wakes up, s/he does not remember the pain and sounds s/he has experienced and heard.
One of the biggest advantages of undergoing oral and dental treatment under sedation is that it allows dentists to finish the treatment of more than one tooth at once.