Dental sedation is common practice among most practices.
Some of the most popular procedures for many patients often require sedation. Many parents will always wonder how safe this procedure is for their child. This is a viable and necessary concern, however, there is no need to fret over the matter as it is a relatively safe procedure that kids can undergo very easily.
Types of sedation
There are three types of sedation. The first type is the oral type of sedation. With oral sedation, a patient is not put to sleep but is only made to stay calm. This type of sedation is done by introducing nitrous gases through the mouth or nostrils.
The second type is nitrous oxide. It is much more popularly known as laughing gas. It causes a feeling of euphoria as well as brings about the relation. Relaxing allows the patient to stay calm throughout the procedure. At the end of this procedure, the patient is usually given pure oxygen and the role of this is to flush out the extra nitrous oxide.
The final way that sedation happens is by the use of an injection. In this method, intravenous sedation is administered into the vain. This is done by poking a small injection at the back of the hand. This is done with the help of nitrous oxide to reduce pain during the injection.
While this is a perfectly safe procedure, there are a few side effects. The first as aforementioned is that the contents of one's stomach might be vomited after the procedure is completed. There is also a feeling of dizziness as well as loss in physical coordination. These are some effects to keep in mind before and even during the time your child is undergoing sedation.
Contact our office with any questions or concerns you might have regarding dental sedation.