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 (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.
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.
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.
Laughing gas is a conscious sedation technique to manage pain and compliance in patients with dental anxiety.
A computer-assisted system for delivering local anesthesia which helps us create a more comfortable numbing experience.
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This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics.It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.
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Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist.
At the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed and any abscesses can be drained. The root canal is then cleaned and shaped ready for the filling. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle.
The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled.
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Teeth can be straightened with orthodontics (braces). This is usually done during the teenage years, when the jaws are going through a period of growth. However, many adults also have treatment to straighten their crooked teeth or to improve their appearance. The treatment can take much longer in adults and is therefore more expensive.
Some people have clear or plastic braces, which are hardly noticeable. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, first see your dental team and get their advice. Your dental team can talk to you about your treatment options and if necessary refer you to an orthodontist, a dentist who specialises in straightening teeth.
There are also now ‘invisible’ braces. Your dentist will make you a series of clear plastic shields (like a mouthguard) which need to be worn all day and gradually move your teeth into a new position.
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A mouthguard will help protect you against broken and damaged teeth, and even a broken or dislocated jaw.
It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play any sport that involves contact or moving objects.
Ask your dental team about a mouthguard. It is a small price to pay for peace of mind.
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