First, we would like to give you an idea about the types of sedation dentistry techniques:
- Moderate Sedation procedure
- Minimal Sedation procedure
- Deep sedation procedure
- General Anesthesia
Let’s take a detailed look at the sedation dentistry procedures offered at Irresistible Smiles:
Oral Sedation: There are two types of oral sedation techniques. The first is the minimal oral sedation and the second is the moderate oral sedation.
Anxiety-pill Sedation: This is a minimal sedation procedure wherein the patient is given an anxiety pill to so that he/she feels drowsy. The pill is usually given to the patient about 30 to 40 minutes before the dental procedure. Generally, the patient is given Halcion.
Moderate Sedation: Sometimes, a bigger dose is given if the patient still feels the pain. This is called moderate oral sedation. During moderate sedation, the patient sometimes falls asleep. However, he or she can be easily awakened with a simple pat or shake. The only thing to keep in mind is when the patient comes for a dental visit, he or she must bring the driver with him/her. This is particularly recommended for patients, who need moderate sedation. Usually, the effect of the sedative will wear off by the next morning.