Sleep Dentistry

Sleep Dentistry

We are one among the few exclusive kids dental clinics in India to practice laughing gas dentistry (or) sleep dentistry on a regular basis for children. We are also the first in Tamil Nadu to introduce this in an exclusive pediatric dental setup. Its use is basically to reduce the dental anxiety and fear for dentistry among children.The pediatric dental specialists who handle this form of dental sedation in our clinics are expert doctors in sleep dentistry(N2O2) for kids. Both our dental clinics at Annanagar and Pallikaranai are equipped with the needed infrastructure to perform sleep dentistry effectively and efficiently for children.

It is technically called as NOIS ( Laughing gas inhalational sedation ) which is utilised by good pediatric dental specialists in most part of the developed countries to handle dental problem for children with least possible discomfort . The ideology of KIDZ ‘N’ TEENZ to inculcate this into our day to day dental practice is that no children who come to us for dental treatment should leave our dental operatory crying after treatment with us. So NOIS along with audiovisual distraction like cartoon and music make a good combination to distract children from anxiety, fear and pain during dental treatment .So when the children are enjoying the visuals while the pediatric dental specialist at annanagar and pallikaranai are enjoying treating the kids under sleep dentistry.

As doctors, the advantage personally what we feel is that we do not get burned out handling multiple kids in a single tightly packed appointment schedule in a day. NOIS helps the child to have a pleasant outcome of the dental treatment. Sleep dentistry also enhances the quality of care rendered to the child by the pediatric dentists at KIDZ N TEENZ. Regarding the safety of use NOIS is always administered with a mixed dose of oxygen which is normally higher than what we breathe from the atmospheric air. So there is no chance of the child landing up with any kind of breathing difficulty during the dental procedure.

We pediatric dentists at KIDZ N TEENZ in annanagar and pallikaranai are stalwarts in Tamilnadu to propogate this concept of dental sedation for children. “NOIS creates noise about our pediatric dental practice”

What is Sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry is a process in which the dentist uses medication or drugs to relax the patient before or during a long dental procedure. Dentists also call sedation dentistry as sleep dentistry. The patient is usually awake after he is given the sedation dentistry drug. Complete sleep happens when the patient is given anesthesia by the dentist.There are set rules and guidelines for dentists to comply with their state laws when providing sedation dentistry drugs and anesthesia to a person. The dentist must be qualified and should have extensive sedation dentistry experience to carry out such procedures.

The sedation dentistry drugs use either oral or intravenous injection, depending on what kind of procedure needs to be done. Injections are given directly into a vein or muscle tissue using an IV line that runs under the skin of your arm (intravenous). Oral medications are swallowed whole or mixed with water (oral). Both types of medications take effect quickly, within minutes.

During this time, you will feel drowsy, but you will still be awake enough so that we can talk with you about any questions or concerns you might have while we work on your teeth and gums. You may also feel some pain from having instruments used on your

What are the types of sedation uses in sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is generally considered safe for all types of patients. The dentist carrying out the procedure should have a sound sedation dentistry experience and should use sedation dentistry drugs while keeping in mind the well-being of the patients.

A variety of techniques are used in Sedation dentistry and they include the following:

Minimal sedation – the patient is awake but cannot feel any pain and is fully relaxed.

Moderate sedation – the patient is slightly unconscious and can speak in an unclear tone, but will not remember much of the procedure.

Deep sedation – the patient is in a state of sleep but not completely and can still be awakened.

General anesthesia – the patient is completely unconscious.

If we talk about the types of sedation dentistry drugs, they can be divided into the following:

Laughing gas Sedation: Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask that fits over your nose, which allows you to breathe normally while being sedated. Nitrous oxide has been used as an anesthetic since 1844. It has been shown to be safe for children as young as 3 years old when administered properly by a trained dentist or physician who understands how to use it properly without harming anyone

Oral sedation: It works by making you feel drowsy or sleepy during your procedure. Your doctor will give you a pill to take about two hours before your appointment time. This pill can make it easier for you to relax during the appointment and get through any anxiety or fear that might come up during the visit. The amount of medication depends on how much anxiety you have about going to the dentist, so the dose may change depending on how nervous you are that day.

IV moderate sedation: This procedure is administered through an intravenous line in your vein so that both oxygen and drugs can be delivered directly into your bloodstream. This type of sedation has been proven effective.

Are you having a tough time deciding whether to go for sedation dentistry?

Here are the top questions people ask when considering sedation dentistry.

1. How long does it take to complete sedation dentistry process?

It depends on what type of sedation dentistry procedure you choose, but typically, it takes about an hour from start to finish.

2. Will it hurt?

No! You'll be asleep or drowsy during most of the procedure so you won't feel any pain at all. If you're coming in for an exam, cleaning or simple procedure like having your teeth whitened, you can expect minimal discomfort. For more complex procedures such as fillings or crowns, you'll be given moderate sedation so that even if there is some discomfort during the procedure itself (which there shouldn't be), it will be masked by the medication and you won't feel anything afterwards either!

3. Will I remember anything?

You'll probably remember bits and pieces of what happened throughout your visit like how many rooms we were in or which instruments came out of which drawer first – but not much else!

Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

Reduces Anxiety

If you’re nervous about visiting the dentist, there’s no need to fear.

Dental sedation can reduce anxiety and help you feel more comfortable during your appointment.

60% of people around the world admit to having some kind of fear about the dentist. Even if your fears are unfounded, or you’ve had a bad experience at the dentist in the past, dental sedation can help calm you before, during, and after your procedure.

It’s important to maintain good oral health, so don’t put off preventive treatments like early stage gum disease because of a fear of dentists.

Pain-Free Dental Procedure

Everybody knows that dental procedures can be painful. But there are ways to make the experience less painful, and even pain-free.

There are several types of sedation used in dentistry and it’s not that you have to be completely anesthetized to feel no pain during the dental procedure.

For procedures that don’t hurt much, you can be sedated just to an extent where you’d completely relax during the entire dental procedure, while still being awake. Isn’t that better than being totally

unconscious for a minor dental procedure?

Can Avoid Gag Reflexes

If you’ve ever been to the dentist, you know that having a gag reflex can be a real struggle for both you and your dentist. When you’re relaxed and feel no pain anywhere, it’s easy to let the dentist do everything he needs to do without resisting in any way. This results in quicker and better treatments! You’d even require fewer appointments as a result!

you can get a relaxed treatment in total comfort while we take care of your dental issues. Don’t let fear keep you from getting the treatment you need—we want to help make your life easier!

Helpful for People with disabilities

While most of us take for granted the ability to brush our teeth, some individuals are unable to do so because of their physical or mental disabilities. For example, young children may be unable to brush their own teeth or clean their mouths after meals due to lack of coordination or muscle strength. Adults with mental disabilities may also not be able to maintain good oral hygiene due to a lack of understanding about how important it is to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Patients with these kinds of conditions can benefit greatly from these services!

Not only will you be helping people who otherwise might not have access to dental care but you'll also be doing your part in preventing dental problems like cavities, tooth decay, gum disease (periodontitis) and more!

Disadvantages of Sedation Dentistry

Inability to Drive Afterwards

Because of the level of relaxation achieved with oral sedation, patients are advised not to drive for the rest of the day. You should always ensure you have a safe and reliable way to get home after receiving treatment under sedation at our dental clinic .

Fear of dental treatments is widespread and can be challenging for individuals to deal with. Sedation dentistry enables individuals to relax during dental procedures so they don’t compromise their oral health.

Pregnant women should avoid

If you have certain health conditions or take medications that interact with sedation, it's important to let your dentist know before they administer it.

Some people who are pregnant or have lung problems may not be good candidates for sedation. Also, if you have a heart condition or other medical conditions that may be worsened by sedation, it's best to discuss this with your dentist before any procedures are performed.

Some people prefer hypnosis rather than sedation because it allows them to remain in control throughout the process. This type of therapy helps patients relax by using self-hypnotic techniques so they can feel more comfortable during treatment sessions without needing medication or other types of assistance from doctors or nurses

Side effects

If you are getting dental treatment done, the dentist may prescribe you sedative medication.

Sedative drugs may have different side effects on you and other people. Also, these side effects differ from person to person. These sedatives give you different unexpected effects depending on what your tolerance level is used. So, it is very crucial for the dentist to determine what level or amount of sedative is right to his/her patients.

Both inhaled and oral sedation can have side effects on you. However, these side effects differ from person to person. Also, these sedatives give you different unexpected effects depending on what your tolerance level is used. So, it is very crucial for the dentist to determine what level or amount of sedative is right to his/her patients.

How Long will the sedation be?

Laughing Gas Sedation Lasting time

Nitrous, which is often referred to as laughing gas, is often used to relax anxious patients during their procedures. It is administered through a small nose mask and breathed in normally. The effects of nitrous can often be felt within one to two minutes, and these same effects disappear shortly after the mask is removed. For this reason, in order for nitrous to be effective, you’ll wear the nose mask for as long as it’s needed.

Nitrous is not intended to make you feel high or drunk—it simply works by relaxing your muscles, which allows us to perform our procedures without your feeling pain or discomfort.

Nitrous will feel like a light buzz throughout your body that lasts for about 20 minutes after it has been administered. You may also experience side effects such as nausea or dizziness, but these are usually temporary and do not last long after nitrous has worn off.

You should not drive yourself home after receiving nitrous because of the dizziness that may occur afterward; please ask our office staff to call someone who can help you get home safely.

 IV Sedation Lasting Time

IV Sedation is a great option for patients who want to be able to relax and focus on their dental care without the stress and discomfort of traditional sedation. IV Sedation works quickly, with most people falling asleep in roughly 15 to 30 minutes after it’s been administered. Once the IV sedation is removed, you will begin to wake up in about 20 minutes and be fully recovered from all sedative effects within six hours. For IV sedation, we will bring you to a recovery room after treatment to ensure you have adequate time to wake up. It’s important to have a friend or relative bring you home from the appointment and to cancel any plans for the majority of the rest of the day.

Anesthesia Lasting Time

You may have heard that local anesthetic can last anywhere from four to six hours. But did you know that it could also last up to 24 hours after the procedure?

Most people also don't realize that it's a good idea to eat and chew after a few hours. And if you still feel numbness in your lips and mouth days later, it's best to be seen by your doctor.

Sedation effects are typically short-term, which makes them great for helping you feel more comfortable during dental procedures. There are many different types of sedatives available, so we welcome you to come in for a consultation so we can determine which one is right for you! If you have any questions about sedation, we would be happy to answer them for you!