Do you cringe at the thought of visiting your dentist? Do you have a dental phobia? Well, sedation dentistry can be the solution for you. In Sedation Dentistry, dentists administer sedative medicine to put the patient in a relaxed and stress-free state, thus efficiently and smoothly carrying out a dental process. It also helps the dentist to carry out dental treatment in fewer visits. Sedation dentistry can be carried out in many ways. Depending on what is most suitable for the patient, the dentist may choose from oral, inhalation or intravenous sedation.
Some patients can get treated by dentists only due to the sedation dentistry. Treatment can be quick, and in lengthy, complicated procedures, sedation is a must. Many patients may not want to visit the dentist due to an earlier trauma felt during childhood or an initial visit. They do not take care of their dental health because of fear of pain. Even after giving sedation to the patient, the dentist needs to use local anesthesia to numb the procedure area. Only under general anesthesia, it is not required. There are four kinds of sedation used during dental procedures – inhaled, oral sedation, moderate intravenous sedation, deep sedation and general anesthesia.