There are 2 primary
kinds of Sedation used in Dentistry "Dental Sedation":
- This is most commonly referred to as 'general anesthesia' and is
usually used in a hospital and anmistered by an anesthesiologist. The reason
that it is referred to as 'unconscious sedation' is because the patient
is completly unconcious; the muscles stop working and the anesthesiologist
requires machines in the operating room to breathe for the patient..
-In "Sedation Dentistry" all body functions remain normal and the
person is able to breathe on their own.
This type of sedation
is a state of very deep relaxation. You can still speak and respond
to the requests of others.
This type of
sedation medication used for Sedation Dentistry "Concious Sedation"
has an amnesic effect for some patient and they will remember virtually
nothing about thier dental appointment.
There are 2
common forms of "conscious sedation":
Sedation- administered in a dental office, This uses medications administered
directly into the persons blood stream. The advantage of IV Sedation is
that if someone is not as "deep" as the doctor would like them to be more
medication can be given and the effects are instantaneous.
(Sedation Dentistry)- administered in the form of a pill or liquid;
the patient swallows the medication. The disadvantages with this method
are that the level of sedation for each person is not as predictable.
The reasons for the difference between patients are related to body weight,
genetics, previous drug history, which may increase or decrease the amount
of actual sedation a person experiences. Since it is swallowed, there is
a time delay between the time the medication is taken and it actually causes
sedation. Sedation dentistry is "orally administered sedation".
There are Advantages
to Oral Sedation:
The patien has the advantage
of sedation and that the same time does not have the fees associated with
an I.V. sedation.
It is much easier to
administer by mouth than by I.V.
It is generally safer
and earier to monitor
Almost all people respond
very favorably to orally administered sedation.
What are the medication
The most common drug
is Halcion (also known as triazolam) this is very closely related to Valium
chemically. The differences are that with Halcion there is a much deeper
relaxation and amnesic effect than there is with Valium.
For children the most
common drug is Verseed (also known as Medazolan).
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