Sedation in Dentistry

At The Dental Specialists, we offer a number of options to help you find relief from dental anxiety, including oral sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation. We prioritize your comfort by using reliable methods of sedation dentistry in our hospital.

Our high standards of service and clinical expertise, and the environment in which we work, all reflect the best of modern dentistry.

We offer a prompt service for emergency cases, such as severe pain, swelling or trauma. To take advantage of this service, please call us on +91 99594 48800. Where possible we will see your patient on the same day or the following day for emergency care.

In a single session under sedation, different procedures including restorations, pulp therapies, extractions, preventive procedures and a lot of other dental treatments can be done. The quality of dental care is much better with general anesthesia for the reason that the dentist can perform treatment for the patient  without having to constantly adjust for the patient’s movement and without having to prepare and encourage the patient.

 

Oral Sedation Dentistry at the Dental Specialists

Some patients experience fear regarding dental procedures. Oral conscious sedation is an effective option in sedation in dentistry because it works well for most patients.

Sedation is one modality that makes sure that the patient received effective pain control. It is more convenient and time saving than treatment in office setting.
Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation

Easy administration – tablet form

Effectiveness and the ability to have successful, longer appointments

A good option for those with fear of injections/needles.

Well-tolerated by the majority of our patients

Little to no memory of your treatment

 

Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Rapid onset which means that the sedative effects are felt quickly

Reduces gag reflex

Has few-to-no after effects


Intravenous sedation

Intravenous sedation is very effective for creating a calm state in anxious dental patients who might also have some kind of phobia regarding dental treatment. One of its benefits is that it creates little to no memory of the dental procedure after the treatment and is a popular choice for patients with anxiety. Patients who have IV sedation require a companion to bring them to and from their dental appointment and to stay with them afterward.

The IV is inserted and an anti-anxiety sedative is administered by a doctor qualified to administer it.

The onset is rapid and the patient experiences a state of conscious relaxation with little or no memory of the experience.

Patient is able to communicate, allowing the dental team to confirm the state of the sedation.

Pulse and oxygen levels are monitored throughout the procedure for patient safety.

Most patients are “awake” with little or no memory of the event.

The procedure is always supervised by dental professionals trained in IV sedation.

Please feel free to talk to one of our professionals at The Dental Specialists regarding sedation in dentistry or any other procedure you may have a question about.

 

Pre-Operative Care
The following instructions are general guidelines. Follow the instructions you received during your pre-op consultation as they will be more specific to your needs.

No food or water 8 hours prior to your appointment.

Do not drink any alcohol.

Inform us of any prescription drugs you are taking.
Post-Operative Care

Patient cannot drive for 24 hours after sedation

Do not operate any hazardous devices for 24 hours

A responsible adult should be with the sedated patient for several hours after the appointment until the effects for the medication has worn off. This amount of time varies from person to person.

Patient can eat and drink as soon as they would like and doing this will likely ‘wake them up’ faster than if they did not.

Patient should drink fluids as soon as they are able to.

Patient may be drowsy after they leave our office. They may also seem alert. Attend to both alert and drowsy people the same.

Always assist the patient when they are walking.

Call us if you have any questions or difficulties. If you feel that your symptoms need a physician, you can go to the closest emergency room immediately.