You may have seen people suffering from toothache or dental problems but fear going to the dentist. Why this situation occurs that people afraid to go to a dental appointment? It may be due to anxiety and fear of needles, injection, and tools that the dentist will use during the treatment that stops a patient from going.
To overcome the anxiety, certain drugs are given to the patient prior to treatment which makes him calm, relaxed and will not feel the pain during the procedure. This treatment is known as the oral sedation technique in dentistry. Dentists give a pill night before the appointment date or just a few hours before it. In the beginning, the patient can feel lightheaded but remains conscious during the procedure. He can feel the movements and can respond to the questions asked by the doctor.
Before going for oral sedatives, a dentist must know the medical history of the patient. He should know whether the patient is taking any other medication or suffering from health issues such as heart diseases, diabetes, or high blood pressure.
The oral sedation method is quite effective and popular due to ease in administration. As only a pill has to take, patients get easily ready to take it. But as it is oral sedation, its level can’t be increased or decreased quickly and the patient requires an escort to drive back due to the effect of medication.