Relax and get
ready for a new smile.
Dr.Osman Nuri Büyüker
Anesthesia & Re-Animation Specialist
FIGHTING THE FEAR
Fear of the dentist is pretty common. Indeed, it’s often something we’ll laugh about with family and friends. After all, none of us look forward to a procedure if we think there’s a chance it’s going to hurt.
But, although we’ll joke about the dread we feel about the prospect of “the chair”, the fear can be very real. In fact, it can sometimes be so real we’ll put off having treatment which could either bring an end to deep-seated toothache or make a significant difference to the quality of our lives.
However, many may not know modern sedation techniques can negate the risk of pain. And, at Holident Dental Hospital, we’re the only facility in Turkey registered with the Department of Health to administer sedation for dental procedures, even for minor treatment if required.
If you’re a nervous patient and would like our specialist team to help you conquer your fear, all you need to do is let us know. We’ll then discuss your options and prepare a plan to put you at your ease both in advance of your appointment and during your treatment - even if it’s just a scale and polish.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SEDATION DENTISTRY?
No fear or anxiety during treatment.
No memory of
undergoing the procedure
No sense of time
while under sedation
No sense of smell or sound through out
Please be aware, regardless of the options below, your dentist may still need to administer a local anaesthetic to numb the area of the mouth they will be working on. However, in addition, we can also offer one of the following:
Minimal sedation: The anaesthetist will use nitrous oxide, administered via a mask over your mouth and nose. The “laughing gas” helps to dispel anxiety and allows you to relax, although you will remain fully conscious. An advantage is that the effects wear off pretty quickly and you may even be able to drive yourself home after your procedure.
Moderate Sedation: The anaesthetist may ask you to take a Halcoin tablet, which works in much the same way as Valium. The drug will help you to relax before your procedure begins – in fact, so much so, some patients even fall asleep. However, most will then wake in much the same way as they do in the morning. However, we would advise against driving until the following day.
Intravenous Sedation: The anaesthetist may suggest this if they feel they may need to control the level of sedation during a dental
procedure. Another advantage is that the patient is usually sedated more quickly than they would be simply by using Halcion.
Deep Sedation: Otherwise known as a general anaesthetic which will render the patient unconscious during the procedure. You will only
wake once the anaesthetic has worn off.
Can Anyone Be Sedated?
Sedation is certainly something to consider if you’ve been putting off a visit to the dentist because you have a low pain threshold, sensitive teeth or because you know you need a lot of work doing. Minimal or even moderate sedation can be suitable for most although only registered surgeries and hospitals can perform IV or deep sedation on children. It’s also wise to consult your doctor first if you’re carrying a lot of weight or if you suffer for sleep apnea.
Is There a Risk?
There is risk involved in any procedure involving an anaesthetic but our dentists are fully trained and qualified and our specialist anaesthetist Dr Osman Nuri Büyüker will monitor your vital signs carefully throughout your treatment.
Our aim is for you to leave the Holident Dental Hospital with no memory of any pain or discomfort – and perhaps even ready to resume your life free from your fear of the dentist.
FAQs ABOUT SEDATION DENTISTRY
WILL I FEEL ANY PAIN DURING IV SEDATION?
Most patients feel no discomfort during their dental treatment and feel very good afterward. So we can easily say no, you will not feel any pain during the operation.
WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY?
Sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax and feel comfortable during their dental procedures.
WILL I REMEMBER MY DENTAL TREATMENT?
Most patients have little to no memory of their dental treatment. This is one of the many reasons why patients love IV sedation dentistry.
WHAT TYPES OF SEDATION DENTISTRY ARE AVAILABLE?
· Inhaled minimal sedation: Patients breath enitrous oxide (laughinggas) combined with oxygenthrough a mask to help them relax. Our anesthetic team controls the amount of sedation you receive. The gas wears off quickly and it is the only form of sedation where patients can drive themselves home following the procedure.
· IV moderate sedation: This form of sedation is administered through a veinso it begins to work quickly. This method of sedation alllows the team to continually adjust the level of sedation. With this method, you are in a semi-awake state and will likely have little to no-memory of the treatment.
· Deep sedation or general anesthetic: This type of sedation will make you feel almost unconsciousor you will feel as though you are in a deepsleep – during the procedure. While you are under general anesthetic, you cannot be easily awakened until the effects of the anesthetic we are offor are reversed with medication.
DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS?
If you do have any additional questions about IV conscious sedation, please do not hesitate to contact us: