Sedation/ Sleep Dentistry
Oral sedation is used for various dental treatments including tooth extractions, fillings and cleanings. The effect of conscious sedation is a very relaxed state. The patient is able to speak and respond to the dentists and nurses. The sedation consists of Benzodiazapines, a drug known to have amnesic effects for some individuals. The medications that maybe be used are triazolam and madazolon, a liquid that is given to children orally.
There are advantages of oral sedations; such as it is easily administrated to patients. The patient, adult or child swallows a small pill that may cause drowsiness or occasional sleeping. Nurses and dentists can monitor patients safely and efficiently. The oral sedation is the lowest costs of all sedation options available. Children and adults are comfortable and better relaxed with the type of sedation.
A minor inconvenience of oral sedation is it provides no analgesic to relieve pain immediately. The patient is unable to drive after intake of medication. The sedation can’t be changed to higher levels. Adults who are given the sedation need someone to drive them home after treatment. It may require hours for a patient to fell normal again after given the sedation.
Oral sedation dentistry is a common method that requires no needles. The biggest fear of young children and some adults of all ages are needles. For safety purposes only, the patient is semi conscience. Conscious sedation is given by swallowing a pill or a liquid of a syrup consistency. The syrup like liquid is given to younger children. The pills are given to older children and adults.
Children and adults can be given the drug to overcome fear of dentistry treatments. Oral sedation tends to bring the patient to a relaxed and calm state. It can help reduce levels of anxiety to make the office visit productive and efficient.