Sedation dentistry also known as the sleep dentistry is one of the major sectors in the field of dentistry. It mainly aims at providing comfort to the patients during dental procedures with the help of the pharmacological agents which ensure that the patients are relaxed at the time of the procedures.
Nitrous oxide is one of the most commonly used sedative agents which are used in the dental procedures. The dosage of the nitrous oxide given to the patients is decided according to the case of the patient as well as the treatment to be done. The patients are given the sedative agents via intravenous way, pills as well as via gaseous forms in the forms of masks. The masks are now quite commonly used by the dentists to get the dental procedure done at a faster and successful rate. Sedation dentistry has gained a lot of popularity in the recent times as it keeps the patients relaxed at the time of the dental procedures. Usually patients who have nervousness after entering dental clinics and feel discomfort during the dental procedures are provided with the sedative agents. The dentists first discuss with the patients regarding their mental status to ensure that the sedation dentistry is made to use only when required.
Oral sedation is very easy to administer to the patient. Oral sedation is the easiest of all the types of sedation methods and the patients need not be tensed or fear during the treatment. In this case, no needles are required for providing the sedative agent to the patient. The patients are responsive during the procedure and can be responsive to the dentists at the time of the procedures. In this way, the dentist can understand the status of the patients during the dental procedures. Thus, patients need not compromise on regular maintenance of their dental health due to their fear of dentists.