Sedation, which means calming, is often used in medicine. Sedation, applied by a general anesthesiologist in medicine, is a state of sleep that can be adjusted in depth by maintaining all reflexes with sedative drugs. Sedation, which is also used in dental treatments, is especially preferred by those who have a phobia of dentists. The sedation method is offered as an alternative to overcoming the phobia of the dentist.
Sedation is often used in surgery for dental treatments. The risk of sedation is very low.
Sedation Is Performed In Combination with Local Anesthesia
A patient who is put to sleep by sedation, although he is in a deep sleep, can understand what is being said, can execute the commands given. During the application, the patient is not prevented from feeling pain, but relief is provided. This can be especially convenient for patients who are afraid of the dentist. Patients who do not want to hear the sound of tools used in dental treatment, even those who experience nausea, can be relieved with sedation. The condition can also benefit the physician. Because this method prevents a patient from making sudden movements with fear and harming himself when the cutting tools are in his mouth. For example; if there is a need of tooth extraction, the patient is first given local anesthesia, then sedation is applied. The patient who relaxes is able to keep his mouth open, swallow, exhale and respond to stimuli. The procedure takes longer than local anesthesia. But the person does not remember any actions taken.
If You Can not Take Your Child to the Dentist…
Sedation also occupies an important place in the dental treatment of children. Because forcing children to do something they don’t want, especially, can cause a dentist phobia that will continue throughout their lives.
In pregnant women, this method is used to reduce the risk, as there may be a possibility of premature birth or miscarriage due to excitement.