Does the thought of a dental appointment scare you or your child? Would you rather bear the excruciating pain of a toothache instead of visiting the dentist? If so, you are not alone. Even though dental fear or anxiety is a common issue among children, adults also face the same if they have had any prior bad experiences in their childhood.
Sedation dentistry is the best option for instances where you or your child is too scared to undergo the required dental procedure. This form of dentistry helps you feel calm and relaxed and is applied for any dental treatment ranging from invasive dental procedures to a cleaning session. It is also commonly referred to as sleep dentistry. There are different levels of sedation that includes the below:
We provide Nitrous oxide sedation which is a mild and least invasive sedative commonly known as a laughing gas. It helps patients to relax more during dental procedures.
This is suitable for both adults and older children and ensures a complete pain-free dental procedure. This is done in the hospital. When it comes to sedation dentistry, people of almost all ages benefit from it. And this includes children also.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Sedation dentistry involves using medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It is often used for individuals with dental anxiety, fear of dental procedures, or those undergoing extensive treatments. Sedation can range from minimal relaxation to deep sedation, depending on the patient’s needs.
Yes, sedation dentistry is generally safe when administered by trained and qualified dental professionals. Before the procedure, the dentist will review the patient’s medical history to ensure they are a suitable candidate for sedation. Monitoring equipment is used during the procedure to ensure the patient’s safety.
The duration of sedation effects varies based on the type of sedation used. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, allowing patients to resume normal activities shortly after the procedure. Oral sedatives may have a lingering effect, so patients typically need someone to drive them home. With IV sedation, recovery may take a bit longer, and patients should have a designated caregiver to assist them after the procedure. Your dentist will provide specific post-sedation instructions based on the type used.
Yes, sedation dentistry can be safe for children when administered by trained and experienced pediatric dentists. The choice of sedation and its dosage is carefully tailored to the child’s age, weight, and health, ensuring a safe and effective dental experience.
At Go Dental Clinic Karama, common sedation options for children include nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for mild relaxation and general anesthesia. The choice depends on the child’s age, anxiety level, and the nature of the dental procedure.