When we were young, almost everyone of us had inherent fear of dentist. We have the belief that dental procedures are painful (perhaps?). Even when we know we have oral problems we keep on postponing the visit to the dentist because of the fear we have. This is a familiar feeling I went through. But the good news is there is now a new way to go painless- sedation dentistry! Through sedatives you can sleep through the entire procedure.
The benefit of completely pain-free dental procedure is what makes sedation dentistry popular among people right now. Scarborough Dentist can perform this kind of procedure with the use of sedatives. Sedatives will block the pain receptors in the central nervous system. Dentist have been using the sedatives for a long time but this time it’s making a comeback because of the advent of new sedatives (the advance of medicine is wonderful, is it not?)
Sedatives are carefully regulated by the dentists because they are powerful chemical substances. The substance is used depending on the dental procedure to be performed and if the patient has anxiety, the dentist can either increase or decrease the quantity of the sedative. The patient can experience from complete sleep to drowsiness without the feeling of pain at all. Sedatives can be administered by mouth, intravenously, or through the nose. In any case, always tell your doctor if you are allergy to any medicine or drugs.
At the infancy stage of sedation dentistry, the sedatives are usually administered intravenously but it creates a problem to people who are afraid of needles. Thus, it leads to creation of oral sedatives and nitrous oxide that has become popular. Oral sedatives and nitrous oxide are example of moderate sedatives.
Sedatives have become a great help to people who are afraid of pain. Their visit to their dentist have become a pleasant experience. Precaution still has to be observed because some substances can lessen the effect of sedatives. Consumption of alcoholic drinks can greatly interfere the effects of the drug. Some prescription drugs, natural supplements, or herbal medicines are also to be avoided. Over-all sedation dentistry is a safe and painless way to get dental procedures.