Individuals who are extremely worried about dental treatment usually find the solution not to have dental treatment.
For this reason, they are left alone with incredible toothaches, bad breath, and negativities caused by missing teeth.
The “sedation” techniques, which have become widespread day by day, have become the methods used in the treatment of such patients.
WHAT IS “SEDATION”?
In cases where the person does not accept the treatment despite being convinced of all kinds of dental treatment, the individual becomes completely relaxed and allows treatment as a result of the suppression of the central system of the person.
HOW IS “SEDATION” DONE?
First, a series of examinations and tests are made by the anesthesiologist in order to understand whether the person is suitable for this procedure. The treatment time is programmed and the person comes to the clinic 3 hours before he/she stops eating and drinking. With the help of a butterfly, vascular access is opened over the hand. From here, the solution is given into the vein.
The patient immediately relaxes, takes the commands. The mouth opens when it is wanted to be opened, and closes when it is wanted to be closed. Pain or fear of treatment is completely gone.
IS IT USED ON CHILDREN?
Fear of the dentist is more common in children than adults. In addition, it is very difficult to interfere with a child who is constantly on the move.
Since the necessity of milk teeth is now known by families, even a root canal treatment is performed on a milk tooth. Long dating sessions are very difficult times for the child. Therefore, it can be used in children who are difficult to adapt.
ADVANTAGES OF SEDATION
· Duration and dose can be adjusted.
When its effectiveness gradually decreases, the drug is increased and effectiveness is restored.
· Shows the effect quickly.
· At the end of the application, the antidote of the drug used in sedation is given and the sedation process is terminated immediately.
· As soon as the sedation is over, the person can continue his/her daily life immediately.
It prevents the negativities that may occur in the subconscious of children who are prone to fear. Because 85% of patients do not remember anything when sedation is over.
Eliminates negative effects such as sugar rise due to excitement on the sofa.
DISADVANTAGE OF SEDATION
It brings an extra cost to the dental treatment.
Although the cost of simple treatments is quite low.
The cost of neglected treatment is quite high.
Sedation reduces this cost.
· Eliminating negative ideas about sedation, especially for children, requires an extra persuasion time for the physician.