Sedation dentistry is performing dental operations by relaxing the patient through medical sedatives. Sedation is given to people who cannot bear the pain while dental procedures are going on. Sedatives make your mouth feel numb, and you won’t sense anything that your dentist does. There are different procedures like root canal, dental implant, gum surgery, etc. that need sedatives.
Sedation dentistry has its benefits because it makes the dentist and patient go about a dental procedure smoothly.
When the patient is given sedative or anaesthetics, they don’t move or squirm on the chair during the procedure. It helps the dentist to focus on the work more and complete the procedure faster. Patients remaining calm and silent helps the dentist to work longer. The dentist also can work without being worried about their patients’ reactions to the pain. The procedure will get done in fewer visits if the dentist is able to cover most of the procedure in a single visit. This way you get to save a lot of time for yourself and have good oral health earlier than expected.
Sedation dentistry is a very comfortable process for any patient. It sedates the patient enough that they will know nothing about the treatment. It will be a comfortable trip to the dentist. The patient will wake up well-rested and almost remembering nothing about the treatment. But some sedatives make only a part of your mouth numb, where you will feel nothing about the treatment being done. But your eyes remain open, and you will be able to see the treatment. You will be comfortable with that too as you won’t feel any discomfort.
Many people have a phobia that the entire time in the dentist’s chair will be painful. Well, sedation dentistry makes that easy. Once a sedative is given, you won’t feel any pain during the whole procedure. Because the brain doesn’t register any pain after sedatives. Sedative dosages are given on the basis of age and pain resilience of a person. Oral sedation is such a sedative process where you are given a pill one hour before the treatment. General anaesthesia, too, is injected to some patients accordingly. The main component of sedatives - nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas or inhalation analgesia, makes your mouth numb without injecting anything into your body.
The gag reflex is a good thing; the throat should reflex to foreign objects. If the patient is completely aware while the dentist is working in the mouth, gag reflexes will be an obstacle for the dentist and it won’t make the dentist complete the dental procedure. Sedation dentistry paralyzes the gag reflex that will make the procedure smoother and more efficient for the dentist.
There is a solution to every problem. Sedation dentistry is such a solution for people being afraid of dental procedures. We, at 24/7 Emergency Dental Services, have such sedations which can make your dental procedure easy. If you have any dental problem, reach us.