There are various forms of dental sedation (sedation dental). These can range from mild dental sedation (sedation dental) caused by the administration of an oral sedative like diazepam all the way through to general anesthesia which is the extremist form of therapeutic dental sedation (sedation dental). Many dentist need dental sedation (sedation dental) in order to work on highly nervous, tense patients who present with various dental problems. Dental sedation (sedation dental) is used for numerous forms of dental treatment including periodontal treatment and dental surgery, dental extractions and for root canal treatments and for various fillings. Most people when they refer to sedation in dentistry (sedation dental) usually mean the type of sedation produced either through inhalation or via intravenous injection of durgs. The use of intravenous drugs for dental sedation (sedation dental) is not something everybody is qualified to do. Only specially trained qualified practitioners like anesthesiologists are competent to administer such intravenous drugs for dental sedation (sedation dental). Unless a doctor or a dentist has undergone specific postgraduate training, they may find themselves in deep waters when they use intravenous sedation drugs. It is particularly dangerous for the practitioner who is doing the dental work to administer intravenous drugs to obtain dental sedation (sedation dental) because one has to monitor the patient very closely. Apart from careful monitoring, intravenous drugs also require other forms of monitoring such as oxymetry (to measure blood oxygen levels) and electrocardiography (to check on the healthy function of the heart) during sedation. To monitor the patient and these monitoring devices requires the full concentration of the practitioner who is administering the dental sedation (sedation dental). The sedationist administering the intravenous drugs should definitely not be distracted by simultaneously doing the dental work. Practitioners who simultaneously administer intravenous drugs may be putting the patient at some risk. The drug that can be safely used for dental sedation (sedation dental) while the simultaneously doing the dental work is nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen.
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