Learning about the many forms of sedation available to you as a patient is very important before you to see your Bowmanville family dentist.
Depending on whether the patient is a nervous type of individual, always frightened or even normally calm, it behooves a new patient to consult with their Bowmanville family dentist, or oral physician, as to the best form of sedation available to them for their upcoming treatment or procedure.
That said; let’s see just how many forms of sedation there are available to help ensure the most pleasurable experience at your family dentist’s office.
This form is commonly taken by either a local injection administered at the site of the affected dental piece. Otherwise, the sedation is given by a simple low dosage pill to help calm the nerves and is today the most used method of sedation.
Typically, the patient does not fall asleep or become groggy. Simply put, the patient does not usually feel pain as the treatment undergoes its process.
Generally lasting several hours, and given in injection form, the effects may last for several hours before they leave the patient completely. After the patients leave the dentist’s office, speaking clearly may be difficult, or swallowing liquids or solids also may be difficult for a time.
For more nervous patients, and deeper sedation, medication options may include diazepam, zaleplon, triazolam, hydroxyzine and lorazepam. Usually administered by pill up to 30 minutes to an hour before beginning the procedure, oral sedation is many times made more effective when given with a local anesthetic injection for pain relief.
That being said, the degree of sedation is controlled by the drug dosage used.
However, all forms of sedation must be administered by our experienced Bowmanville family dentist who monitors the types of sedation used with the dosage used.
Sedation Levels Used and Their Result Effects On The Patient
Minimal Sedation: Patient can expect to remain awake, yet relaxed during the procedure. Depending on the patient, some pain may be felt.
Moderate Sedation: A patient might slur while speaking and may lose partial memory of the procedure.
Deep Sedation: Patient almost loses consciousness when using this heavy sedation.
General Anesthesia: The patient is totally unconscious and may require some time to return to full alertness.
For further information, please visit a clinic like Ohana Dental Clinic or ask for an on-site consultation with your family dentist soon.
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