Sedation - half-asleep state, in which a person continues to be conscious and responding to verbal commands.In this state, the person continues to feel pain, so if sedation is administered, and even local anesthesia.Sedation relieves emotional event.In other words, the man simply ceases to pay attention to discomfort during treatment and it is not scary.
What is the difference from the sedation anesthesia?When general anesthesia or deep human consciousness is completely disconnected and he plunges into a deep sleep.When sedation same person remains conscious, but is in a state of mild euphoria.This is very handy when he treated wisdom teeth, or carry out complex tooth extraction.Especially if the patient dentist - a small child.He is after all difficult to sit in the dentist's chair at least 10 minutes.Through sedati
on child will sit quietly for 40-60 minutes.Sedation dentistry is absolutely harmless and can be used almost every day, but for anesthesia, there are some contraindications and it is necessary to prepare.
If you are a dentist and future patients candidate for sedation, you probably came the question, "How does it occur?".There are different sedatives.Adults are mainly intravenously administered, and in pediatric dentistry uses nitrous oxide.In this case, the child is put on a nasal mask, he breathes through it and falls into a state of sedation.In fact, nitrous oxide (oxygen mixture) from a physiological point of view is not considered sedation as such, but it is similar to the effect of the sedative.The child does not sink into a state of euphoria, is fully conscious and can communicate with him, but he is very calm and can easily escape to the cartoon, which he will show and will not pay attention to the treatment process.
effect of sedation with nitrous oxide is stopped almost instantly, as soon as the child is removed from the mask.Adult required from several minutes to an hour to exit from this state, as he entered the drug intravenously through a catheter.Special training prior to treatment under sedation is required.The child does not have to come on an empty stomach prior to treatment, since nitrous oxide does not affect it.On the preparation of adult sedation to consult a dentist for the first day of the visit.
As for contraindications, they are just a few: you can not do sedation of children with respiratory diseases, epilepsy, rhinitis and rhinitis.The fact is that nitrous oxide, even in small doses, increases intracranial pressure.For healthy children, it is perfectly safe, but patients with epilepsy is very harmful, since the pressure they have already lost.Sedation may provoke an attack.For children up to three years, then they had better do anesthesia.