Deep Sedation – While You Sleep
Deep Sedation-While You Sleep
What is Deep Sedation
General anesthesia is a drug-induced state where a patient loses consciousness. In this state, a patient cannot be awakened even by repeated or painful stimulation. Patients may require assistance in maintaining a patent airway and ventilatory function. Deep sedation, on the other hand, is a drug-induced depression of consciousness. It will keep the patient asleep and comfortable and prevent them from remembering the procedure or treatment. The patient cannot be easily awakened but can respond purposefully following repeated and painful stimulation. It can be given as an IV injection, shot, pill or as an inhalant. As with general anesthesia, the patient often requires assistance in maintaining ventilatory function with deep sedation as well.
Your dentist should help you understand that deep sedation manifests less risk than general anesthesia or IV sedation. A patient must acknowledge and accept any risks or consequences from pre-operative or post-operative general anesthesia. Deep sedation carries the least risk since the patient can respond to repeated and painful stimulation.
|Minimal sedation / Anxiolysis||Moderate sedation / Analgesia||Deep sedation||General Anaesthesia|
|Responsiveness||Normal response to verbal stimulation||Purposeful response to verbal commands or light touch||Purposeful response to repeated or painful tactile stimulation||Unarousable even to repeated or painful stimulation|
|Airway||Unaffected||No intervention required||Intervention may be required||Intervention often required|
|Spontaneous Ventilation||Unaffected||Adequate||May be inadequate||Frequently inadequate|
|Cardiovascular Function||Unaffected||Usually maintained||Usually maintained||May be impaired|
How to Prepare for Deep Sedation
What to Expect During Deep Sedation
Risks of Deep Sedation
Why Choose Boca Dental
- Diplomate status from the American Board of Oral Implantology. One of only two Diplomates in Oral Implantology in Boca Raton. Boca Dental has been involved in implant dentistry for nearly 20 years and has placed and restored thousands of implants.
- Boca Dental is equipped with the latest technology: A 3D imaging cat scan unit (cone beam cat scan ), imaging software and guided surgical devices that are available to help make each visit more comfortable and predictable. The all-on-4 concept is utilized for failed dentitions in order to avoid grafting, to avoid nerve impingement, and in order to complete teeth in a day, when appropriate.
- Devoted to patient safety and excellence in treatment. Our office utilizes the skills of general dentist with emphasis in cosmetic dentistry, a periodontist highly skilled in complex dental implant care, and an MD anesthesiologist who are all devoted to completing your care in the most expert and comfortable manner.
- Member of numerous organizations including the ADSA, FDSA, ADA, ACP, AAID, AO, ICOI, FPA, AGD, and SPBCDA.