Levels of Sedation

There are three main levels of sedation dentistry :

 
 

 

 

1) Anxiolysis

This is the method of light sedation. There are several ways to sedate a patient to result to Anxiolysis. The most common is the inhalation of nitrous oxide. The patient will then be totally relaxed and ready for treatment.

 
 

 

 

2) Conscious sedation

A more moderate sedation will occur from either oral sedation or the inhalation of nitrous oxide. This will induce a relaxed state where the patient is still awake and able to respond. But will feel in a state of extreme relaxation.

 

3) Deep sedation

This is often the state between conscious and unconsciousness. The patient will not be able to respond to any commands.

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