What is Sedation?
Let’s correct a common mistake and answer the question of what is sedation. Sedation is not anesthesia application.
It is a very solution-oriented application for those who have phobia, children, those with hyperactivity problems and those who do not dare to go to the dentist. The mind continues to perceive everything since sedation is not the process of fainting.
How is Sedation Applied?
Sedation can be applied via a vein, or it can be applied in the form of a mask set with the help of a tool placed in the nose. It is also possible to take it orally, as drops.
Who is Sedation Applied to?
It can be applied to young children because they are afraid of dental examination.
It is applied for patients who have hyperactivity problems and cannot sit in one place for a long time.
It is applied to patients who have dental phobia and who are afraid of having teeth.
Sedation relaxes the patient in dental treatments that take too long.
It is necessary to stay in closed areas not only for teeth, but also for tomography and MRI. People with claustrophobia may experience attacks during these procedures. Sedation relaxes the patient a lot when used at this point.
In addition, sedation can be used for applications such as endoscopy.
In children with mental and physical ailments, sedation provides a very relaxing environment for the dentist. The slightest movement of the patient and the intervention of the dentist may cause undesirable results. Sedation eliminates such risks.
Sedation does not necessarily require a problem or disease. Sometimes sedation can be applied only with the request of the patient.
How is Sedation Applied?
Before the sedation applied by the specialist, the patient undergoes some examinations. Then it is applied with the help of a mask worn in the mouth or by breathing a vein. During these processes, there are values that the expert should constantly check. Some of these values such as heart rhythm, blood pressure and pulse are important. After sedation is applied to the patient, the dentist proceeds to tooth construction. Since the patient is calm, comfortable and perceives the commands given by the doctor easily, there is no problem. The dentist can give commands to the patient, such as opening the mouth more, turning left and right, tilting and raising the head where necessary. The sedation applied patient can easily perform these. Thus, harmony between patient and dentist is achieved. While the dentist is doing his job more comfortably, the patient does not have a stressful process.
First of all, it is a very effective method for patients in exceptional situations.
- Patients and children with mental and physical health problems,
- For those with dentist phobia,
- In people who are hyperactive,
- In patients who cannot stay indoors for a long time (such as MRI)
- Sedation can be applied only at the request of the patient.
- If the patient reacts excessively in procedures such as endoscopy
- In long lasting dental procedures, if it is taken to a day due to time,
- In patients whose tooth mold cannot be measured and who experience excessive nausea,
- Considering that the patient with a fear of construction of teeth can be excited to the level that can interfere with the dentist,
Dentist comfort is as important as patients. Therefore, sedation application provides advantages in many ways.
How Long Is Sedation Effective?
It is given by adjusting the dose according to the procedure to be performed by the dentist. However, if there is a possibility of prolonging the work in unexpected situations, it is given again by experts without losing the sedation effect. Thus, the period is extended.
Does Sedation Make You Faint?
Sedation does not make the person unconscious like narcosis. It has a relaxing effect on the patient. The patient does not become conscious, does not fall asleep, becomes aware of what is happening.
Is Sedation Sufficient Instead of Narcotization?
Sedation does not numb the tooth area. General or local anesthesia is applied for this. Sedation has only a relaxing effect. It has no numbing or numbing effect. The patient can do what is called, understand what is spoken.