Sedation Dentistry at Antalya Dental Hospital, Turkey

Sedation Dentistry: What Are They, Benefits and Cost

Sedation dentistry focuses on relieving stress and pain through sedation. The three types of sedation dentistry are laughing gas, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

All three methods have their place within sedation dentistry. But your medical history and other factors will determine the right choice for you.

Laughing Gas
Laughing gas (also known as nitrous oxide) is safe for children and adults. This is because you are aware and awake during the procedure.

If you have a dental phobia, your dentist may recommend laughing gas to help you relax in the chair. We’ll gently place a mask over your nose and tell you to breathe deep. It only takes a few moments for the laughing gas to start working.

Unlike other types of sedation dentistry, laughing gas is quick to wear off. This means that you’ll be able to drive yourself home or return to work. If your child had laughing gas, they’ll be able to return to school after their appointment.

Laughing gas carries the least risk compared to other sedation methods. Any side effects stop once we remove the mask.

We can use laughing gas for everything, from teeth cleanings to root canals. But keep in mind that intensive procedures will need more than laughing gas to prevent pain. For example, you’ll need a local anesthetic to numb a tooth that needs a filling.

Oral Sedation
Dr. Yun will need to write you a prescription for oral (pill) sedation. Since oral sedation makes you feel drowsy, you’ll also need someone to drive you to and from our office.

Your safety is always our first priority. This is why we give you thorough directions so you know what to expect. For example, you may need to fast several hours before your appointment. For this reason, many patients schedule their appointments in the morning.

Oral sedation may make you drowsy enough to fall asleep. But we’ll be able to easily shake you awake if we need you to cooperate with the dentist. For example, Dr. Yun may ask you during the procedure to tilt your head so he can better access a tooth.

If your child receives oral sedation, you’ll need to keep them home after their appointment. You’ll need to supervise your child for the rest of the day while the medication wears off.

IV Sedation
For IV sedation dentistry, we insert an IV line into a vein in the crook of your arm. The IV line provides a steady flow of medication. That way, you’ll be unconscious for the entire procedure.

You can feel safe and secure while in the dentist’s chair, knowing that you are receiving quality dental care without the stress and pain. We closely monitor your vital signs and ensure you are breathing properly through an oxygen mask.

Pain-free dental treatment for anxious patients.

As dentists, providing care in a safe, non-traumatic and pain-free environment is an integral part of our practice. We want you to feel relaxed each time you come for a visit.

We use a variety of sedation and pain management techniques that allow us to deliver and complete treatments in a comfortable manner. We will consider the procedure you need, your anxiety level and overall health (including your history of allergies) when choosing the best approach.

We are dental phobia certified.

Sedation is commonly administered to help patients relax. There are many factors that may require the use of sedation, including:

  • dental phobia and anxiety
  • age and ability of the patient to cooperate
  • severe gag reflex
  • allergies to local anesthesia
  • care for patients with special needs

Gentle, safe and stress-free sedation and anesthesia options.

Modern dentistry would be impossible without anesthesia. Over the years, we’ve seen tremendous advancements in the safety and efficacy of anesthetics. With our patients’ cooperation, the right anesthesia and a lot of experience, we are able to perform safe and pain-free treatments.

General Anesthesia for Adults

With general anesthesia, you will be completely asleep and you will be able to go through your procedure without pain or anxiety.

General Anesthesia for Kids

We make it easier for your little ones. Under general anesthesia, your child is able to receive the necessary treatment without stress and discomfort.

Conscious Sedation

Laughing gas is a conscious sedation technique to manage pain and compliance in patients with dental anxiety.

The Wand

A computer-assisted system for delivering local anesthesia which helps us create a more comfortable numbing experience.


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Our FAQs are the most commonly-asked questions put to our Dental Helpline over the last year. If you have a question for us, you can ask our Dental Helpline by telephone or email. Alternatively, please take a look at our library of oral health information, which contains a wide range of oral health advice in an easy-to-understand Q&A format.

What other tooth-whitening methods are there?2022-02-06T22:33:45+03:00

There is now laser whitening or ‘power whitening’. During this treatment a light or laser is shone on the teeth to activate the chemical. The light speeds up the chemical reaction of the whitening product and the shade change can be achieved more quickly. Laser whitening can make teeth up to five or six shades lighter. This treatment usually takes about one hour and you must be seen by a qualified dentist before starting treatment.

At what age should I have orthodontic treatment?2022-02-06T20:40:52+03:00

The best time is generally during childhood, but adults can have orthodontic treatment too – and more and more are doing so. Age is less important than having the right number of teeth. In children it may be necessary to wait for enough teeth to come through before starting treatment.

My teeth are sensitive, what can I use?2022-02-06T21:06:58+03:00

There are several toothpastes that contain ‘desensitising agents’ to help reduce the pain of sensitive teeth. Some people find that rubbing this toothpaste along the affected area and leaving it on overnight helps ease the discomfort.

What effects will smoking, alcohol or taking drugs have on my oral health?2022-02-06T19:30:10+03:00

Smoking can cause tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss and – more seriously – mouth cancer. Smoking is also one of the main causes of bad breath.

Alcoholic drinks can also cause mouth cancer. If you smoke and drink you are more at risk.

Alcohol can also increase the risk of tooth decay and erosion. Some alcoholic drinks have a lot of sugar in them, and some mixed drinks may contain acids. So they can cause decay or dental erosion if you drink them often and in large amounts.

Illegal drugs can lead to a range of health problems. Smoking cannabis can have the same effects as smoking tobacco. Other drugs can cause a dry mouth and increase the risk of erosion, decay, gum disease and bad breath. Drugs can also cause you to grind your teeth, which can cause headaches and other problems. Many drugs can cause a craving for sugar, such as sweets and fizzy drinks, which can case tooth decay.

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer and affects the skin that lines the moist areas of the body (such as the mouth). It can be spread through oral sex. Practising safe sex and limiting the number of partners you have may help reduce your chances of getting HPV.

You may hear about teenage girls being offered the HPV vaccine to help prevent the virus. Talk to someone at your medical practice, or your parents or guardians, if you want to know more about this.

Your dentist may ask you questions about your lifestyle choices and general health because these may affect the health of your mouth.

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