Fear of the dentist’s chair is a feeling that resonates with many. Whether iı’s a distant childhood memory or a more recent experience, dental anxiety can cast a shadow over the pursuit of optimal oral health. But here’s the good news – modern dentistry has a solution that might just change the way you think about dental appointments: dental sedation.

Imagine stepping into a dental office and feeling a sense of calm wash over you, as if the dental chair were a cozy spot you actually look forward to. That’s the promise of dental sedation, a game-changer that’s helping people receive the care they need without the stress they dread. So what is dental Sedation and who can benefit from it ?

 Dental Sedation refers to targeted medicine that induces a calm feeling during dental work. Oral sedation involves taking  a prescribed pill prior to your dental visit so when you get to the chair, you can feel relaxed,sometimes to the point the patient falls asleep. You may feel groggy at the end of your appointment , so you should arrange for someone to drive you home or the office. Our doctors don’t advise patients to drive after the use of sedation.

 It’s critical to understand that dental sedation does not eliminate the pain but reduces a person’s consciousness level; While  anesthetic offers pain prevention, sedation on the other hand addresses  the anxiety of dental procedures.  Dentists usually use dental sedation in combination with local anesthesia .You can receive the sedation medicine through laughing gas or oral tablet, this will generate a positive feeling without impacting your awareness or consciousness. The effects of sedation will wear off as soon as the mask is removed if you were sedated through gas and in a couple of hours if you opted for the pills.

 Generally our doctors will propose sedation to patients with dental phobia, patients with medical conditions aggravated by stress such as asthma or epilepsy or mentally challenged patients and children over the age of 1.


There are three levels of sedation that include ,minimal,moderate and deep sedation. Minimal sedation keeps the patient relaxed and in a minimally depressed level of consciousness.  Moderate sedation causes the patient to get sleepy but still able to respond to commands. Deep sedation causes patients to fall into a sleep-like state but still be able to respond to sharp touch. 

  The level of sedation you require will depend on many factors, including the type of procedure, how up-ou bıdy responds to anesthesia , your age and medical conditions. Our doctors at AKSU CLINIC will always go over those details ın the initial consultation.

Finally, whether you’re considering a routine procedure or more complex treatment, don’t hesitate to discuss dental sedation with our team. Remember, your comfort and well-being are at the forefront of every treatment we provide. If dental anxiety has held you back from pursuing the care you need, know that you’re not alone and that solutions exist.

 So, take that step. Book a consultation, ask questions and explore how dental sedation can transform your dental experience.

Here’s to a brighter, healthier smile and a future of worry-free appointments at AKSU CLINIC.

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