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Health As much as a third of the US adult population avoids the dentist because of fear of experiencing pain in a dental-related procedure. More often than not, the pain is caused by the ailment, such as a cavity, not the procedure that fixes it. (The filling) Especially with modern pain management techniques, patients have nothing to be anxious about. Sedation can be used for everything from an invasive procedure to a simple tooth cleaning. The type of sedation used is based on the severity of the patient’s fear. Sedatives are sometime used in conjunction with pain relievers to ensure the patient’s comfort. Sedation is not only needed for people who are nervous. It can also be used for patients who have a low pain threshold, very sensitive teeth, who have a bad gag reflex or for those patients who need a large amount of dental work done. Sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of various sedatives. Sedative drugs such as tranquilizers, depressants, anti-anxiety medications and nitrous oxide can be administered in a variety of ways. Inhaled minimal sedation This sedation involves inhaling Nitrous Oxide, or more commonly known as "laughing gas." This is combined with oxygen that is inhaled through a mask that is placed over your nose. Your dentist can control the amount of sedation you receive to help you relax. This form of sedation allows you to be very relaxed but conscious as well. You are aware of what is happening around you while under sedation. The gas wears off as quickly as it started working. This is the only method of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure is complete. Oral sedation This form of sedation comes in the form of a pill. The dose depends on the amount of sedation. For minimal sedation, patients take a pill similar to Valium about an hour before the procedure. The pill will make you drowsy, but you will still be awake. If a larger dose is given, you will become groggy and will sometimes even fall asleep. Patients are easily wakened with a gentle shake while under this form of sedation. Intravenous Sedation Intravenous or IV sedation is when you receive a drug through the vein. This allows the sedative to work more quickly. This method also allows the dentist to adjust the level of sedation. You can still be awake during this type of sedation or you can be put into a deep sleep. If you choose to be in a deep sleep or if it is necessary, you will not remember the procedure at all so there is nothing to fear from noises or sensations. You cannot easily be awakened from this type of sedation. The effects of the anesthesia have to wear off or are reversed with a different medication. To learn more about sedation dentistry or any other dental procedure, contact your Manhattan, KS dentist today. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: