For decades, one of the most dreaded experiences in visiting a dentist were procedures like extractions, or the procedure for implants, that could be very painful experiences. Of course, no patient was asked to endure that pain, so local anaesthesia was administered to prevent discomfort. But even local anaesthesia was viewed with some trepidation due to the use of needles injected within the mouth to numb sensations. Now we have sedation dentistry in Long Island, but how does it work?
Sedation dentistry in Long Island can be administered in many different ways. It’s now possible to breathe gas, as seen in many medical dramas on TV or film. It’s also possible to have anaesthesia administered intravenously, that is to say, with a needle inserted into your arm that then drip feeds the anaesthetic directly into your blood stream.
In both cases of sedation dentistry in Long Island, the goal here is alter your state of consciousness. That may mean “knocking you out,” so you just sleep throughout the entire procedure and only wake up when it’s over. Or it may mean that you experience a sense of detachment and disconnection from the world while the work is being done and gradually “sober up” as the anaesthesia wears off.
Honesty Is Important
One of the key components of successful sleep dentistry in Long Island is the honesty of the patient in terms of health. Things like height, weight, health history, medications currently being taken and even a history of consumption with cigarettes, alcohol and controlled substances like drugs can all play a role in the effectiveness—and safety—of administering general anaesthetic.
This is why it is very, very important that if a patient decides to go with sleep dentistry in Long Island, complete health record honesty is paramount. A safe result relies on it.