General Anesthesia & Local Anesthesia Turkey - Sedation in Dentistry Antalya Turkey

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Sedation Anesthesia

Sedation is to put the patient into a deep sleep while conscious with some drugs used by the general anesthesiologist. Sedation is very different from general anesthesia. The patient can fulfill the commands given by a physician under the influence of sedation and establish a dialogue with the other party. In dental treatments performed with sedation, the patient's condition is monitored and kept under control by the anesthesiologist. The patient is not exposed to psychological trauma as s/he will not remember the dental procedure and pain with the effect of the drugs after the operation. This will make it easier for the patient to come to dental treatment in future sessions.

How Does Sedation Work?

Sedation can be defined as the use of various drugs before or during the procedure, and increasing patient compliance by controlling anxiety and fear. Several types of sedation are used in dentistry.

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Before sedation application, the patient must be fasting. The anesthesiologist opens vascular access and gives medication to the patient and sleepiness is achieved. Towards the end of the procedure, the drug is discontinued and the patient is awakened. In the use of minimal sedation, the patient whose treatment is completed wakes up in a very short time and comes to his senses. After the patient regains consciousness, he can go home alone.

What Are the Advantages of Sedation Used in Dentistry?

  • It completely eliminates the fear and anxiety factors in people with a dentist phobia, making the patient feel safe.
  • It prevents the patient from feeling pain during the procedure. -It also allows the dentist to work more comfortably. -Sedation, which is more commonly used in children, prevents these children from experiencing dental trauma in the future.

Can Sedation Only be Given to Children?

Although sedation is mostly used in dental treatments for children for the reasons listed above, it is also a suitable method for adults. It is much more advantageous for both the patient and the dentist to perform dental procedures under sedation in patients who are still afraid of the dentist, too anxious, or who have chronic conditions such as high blood pressure.

Sedation and general anesthesia are constantly used in many fields of medicine. As long as the required precautions are taken and everything is done according to the book, there is no need to be afraid of sedation or general anesthesia in professional clinics and hospitals.

During sedation, patient breathing is not connected to the machine, unlike general anesthesia; the breathing continues normally. In both general anesthesia and sedation procedures, anesthesiologists keep the patient's oxygenation and heart rate under constant control during the process.