Sedation Dentist 89103
At Reflection Dental in Spring Valley, NV sedation is all about using medication to help a patient relax in order to carry out dental procedures. Sedation dentistry is also known as sleep dentistry although unless we use a general anesthetic, the patient will still be awake.
There are four levels of sedation used in our Las Vegas offices by our 89103 dentist, depending on the patient and the type of procedure being carried out.
- Minimum sedation - the patient is relaxed but wide awake.
- Moderate sedation - the patient is in a semi-waking situation but will recall little about the procedure.
- Deep sedation - the patient is virtually unconscious, but can be easily awakened.
- General anesthesia - the patient is fully unconscious.
There are three types of sedation which are used at Reflection Dental 89103 as follows.
- Inhaled minimal sedation. The sedative is inhaled through a mask placed over the mouth and nose. The gas is a combination of laughing gas (nitrous oxide) and oxygen. The dentist 89103 controls the amount of nitrous oxide administered to make the patient sufficiently relaxed. The effects wear off almost immediately
- Oral sedation. A drug is given by mouth about an hour before the procedure begins. The dosage will vary depending on the level of sedation required from minimum to moderate and depending on the patient.
- Deep sedation and general anesthesia. The medication will render the patient unconscious to a degree or completely in the case of general anesthesia. The main difference is that with the latter, a local anesthetic will not be required since the patient will not feel any pain during the procedure, and will not wake up until the effects of the anesthetic wear off.
If you have any queries or worries about dental sedation please feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable team at our Spring Valley, NV office.