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Henderson Sedation Dentistry

From kids to aged adults, there are a large number of people who are scared at the fact that they have to visit a dentist.

This is where Henderson Sedation Dentistry comes in. This is not a kind of dentistry that literally sends you to sleep, but merely sedating you enough so you get into a relaxed, pain-free state of mind. Also known as conscious sedation, it makes use of sedatives and pain relievers to reduce anxiety in patients.

What are Some Benefits?

Sleep Dentistry ensures you a relaxing and calm experience at your dentist. It soothes your nerves as you go through an otherwise painful and frustrating procedure. It can control a gag reflex.

But the best part of the process is that unlike other heavy sedatives which puts you to sleep or in a semi sleep situation, conscious sedation dentistry allows you to speak and move which can be very helpful in letting you communicate any discomfort to your sedation dentist.

Types of Sedation:

Intravenous(IV) Sedation

Sedation is administered through veins to allow the sedative to directly get into the patient’s blood stream.

Inhalation Sedation

Commonly called “laughing gas” or nitrous oxide is provided for inhalation.

Oral Sedation

These drugs are usually consumed the night before the treatment or just before the appointment with dentist.

Dental Sleep Medicine

Sometimes heavy snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can cause breathing disorders. This can even be fatal at times and goes largely un-diagnosed. According to some reports, more than 50 million Americans suffer from OSA. Almost 1 in every 5 car accidents that take place causing serious injury are associated with excessive daytime sleepiness.

Dentists use oral appliance therapy for treating sleep apnea and sleep related breathing disorders. In this method, an appliance is worn in the mouth only when sleeping. This device works like a mouth safety guard and restricts the airway from collapsing by supporting the jaw forward. With this mechanism, dentists can reduce symptoms of sleep apnea.

Henderson sedation dentistry is good for our dentist too as it gives him uninterrupted full time control over the patient during treatment. Patients cooperate fully and stay calm and relaxed throughout. It also helps reduce the time required for the procedures and the number of sessions a dentist requires to carry out their treatments on patients.

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