Sedation

Sedation will help relax in the dentist's chair

Many people develop fear of a dental chair in early childhood. Even though technologies are improving and the dental treatment has become less painful and much shorter, patients are still often scared. People start getting nervous when they understand they have to see a doctor. Some people can even develop high blood pressure. Statistically, a visit to a dentist triggers fear in one in two people. These people tolerate the pain, suffer it, but prefer to postpone the visit to the doctor. This attitude, in its turn, can lead to complications and further teeth and health deterioration. It is long since the Dental Studio “Smile” has successfully solved the fear problem.

If you have to undergo a dental treatment and you do not want to remember the details of this procedure, try sedation. There is virtually no contraindication to sedation. This might be the easiest and safest method to avoid unpleasant sensations during the treatment.

Of course, sedation does not substitute anesthesia: an anesthesiologist injects sedatives for local anesthesia. It is important to mention that sedation is not anesthesia. During sedation, the patient is in a state of light sleep, breathes on his own, all reflexes, such as swallowing and coughing, are preserved.

Children under sedation can easily stay in a dentist’s chair up to two hours (usually it is too long for preschoolers) and during this time the doctor can manage a significant amount of work. The quality of the dentist's work also increases considerably as they do not need to be distracted and entreat small patients.

Sedation is a perfect solution for patients who require prolonged and extensive dental treatment as it allows you to perform maximum work within minimum time. It spares you from multiple visits, and saves not only your time, but also money. Sedation is also indicated for patients who have concomitant diseases of cardiovascular system, neurological, endocrine, or mild mental abnormalities.

It is important to mention that an anesthesiologist always helps a dentist during the procedures for patients with concomitant diseases. During the dental treatment, the anesthetist monitors patient's vital signs – blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturation, heart function – and, if necessary, corrects them.

Natalia Marinchenko, anesthesiologist at Dental Studio “Smile”, tells about the advantages of sedation:

– High-quality anesthesia is the key element of dental treatment. Nowadays, dental treatment under sedation is becoming more and more popular with doctors and patients alike. This method is effective for prolonged traumatic oral procedures, extensive treatment, and difficult extraction of some teeth.

The dental treatment under sedation or analgesia feels like a light sleep with no unpleasant aftertaste and memories for patients. At the same time, the procedure preserves all reflexes and allows keeping verbal contact between the patient and the doctor.

Before the treatment, the anesthesiologist checks up a patient to identify their general condition and the best individual approach for sedation. If necessary, the anesthesiologist will give the patient an additional examination. This type of anesthesia has a very small number of contraindications. Side effects, which are extremely rare, include nausea, hoarseness, drowsiness, and dizziness. It is worth mentioning that the drugs used in the Dental Studio Smile, are of high quality and have a short duration of action. After the treatment, the patient is for 30-60 minutes supervised by our medical personnel.

There are no absolutely safe methods of anesthesia. But non-stop supervision, electronic monitoring of heart function and breathing, high quality equipment and medications, qualified and experienced anesthesiologists allow reducing the risk of developing complications to a minimum. That is why dental treatment under sedation is comfortable and safe.