Is Sleep Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Sedation can be explained as a process in which any anxious or stressed person can be brought to a relaxed and calm state by using sedatives like tanqualisers, depressants or anti-anxiety medications. This is mainly used in various medical practices.
Dentists are also practicing sedation process to calm their patients before being treated or operated upon. Dental treatments can be very painful and getting one done is not less than a nightmare for many. Here comes the Sedation Dentistry which helps dental patients to relax and have anxiety-free experience.
But since it involves use of sedatives, it is also a matter of health concern. If not administered by a trained professional, sedative dentistry can reverse its effects and put health of the patients at stake.
From a here a question arises, “Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?”
Many Australians are still unaware of this aspect of dental healthcare and unknown facts leads to right or wrong perceptions, correct!
There are three levels of Sedation in dentistry which are considered safe for dental patients: –
Sedation Dentistry is safe for most dental patients except
Sedation dentistry goes well for children and elderly also. Since they are more prone to fall sick, extra precautions should be taken. These may include allergy tests, determination of adverse reactions with current medication (if any) and uncovering any underlying medical complications that may worsen due to unsuitable sedative consumption.
Above all, it is always recommended that the patient should discuss everything related to the procedure like types of sedatives and their side effects on health. Precaution should be taken before consenting for any type of sedation dentistry.
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