In our dental sedation clinic, the following are the types of sedation used during dental procedures –
The minimal sedation includes a little bit of nitrous oxide or laughing gas along with oxygen. You breathe in the gas through a mask and it helps you relax while you sit on the dentist’s chair.
For oral sedation, there are two levels – mild and moderate. If you require mild oral sedation, then you are given a pill like Halcion to be taken an hour before your dental procedure. In case of moderate oral sedation, you will be given the same pill but in a larger dose.
Under this method, you will directly be given the sedation drug through a vein. It works more quickly on your body and allows your dentist to adjust its levels accordingly.
- Deep Sedation And General Anesthesia
Under deep sedation, you will be given medications to keep you almost or entirely unconscious. In general anesthesia, you will be completely unconscious and will wake up after a considerable amount of time.