Dentists and sedation?

Dentists and sedation?

Dentists and sedation?


A little info I think should be considered about this drug Versed ( Midazolam ) that is used for Sedation for many medical procedures..Sedation and General Anesthesia are not the same and quite a few people being given Sedation think they are being given General Anesthesia! There is simply no good or valid reason to ever purposely induce amnesia during a medical procedure. It is only a recent development in medical thinking that amnesia is somehow a "benefit" to the patient. On occasion some some patients will remember a bad experience. Forgetting does not mean it did not happen!! I feel that if people were aware of the effects of this drug they would Opt For Another Drug! Erasing someones memory of what was done to them is wrong!! In fact, many people who use Versed for " IV Sedation,Conscious Sedation" Twilight Sedation, during a procedure are Awake For The Entire Procedure but remember nothing, often Believing They Were "Out" the whole time. Versed (Midazolam) is an amnestic. It is also commonly used for minor procedures like setting broken bones,colonoscopies,endoscopies, dental procedures like extractions,conscious sedation,twilight sleep, so that patients won't remember pain and discomfort.HOWEVER THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THOSE SENSATIONS WILL NOT BE EXPERIENCED!!!! Here is a note from a Dentist Who uses Versed I've used Versed 1000+ times during oral surgery procedures and I've never had a complaint. It's a miracle drug because it is safe and it causes you to not remember an unpleasant experience. My answer to him is isn't it better to have not experienced the pain than to have forgot it. No wonder you have had no complaints they have no memory of the procedure..... I feel that giving a drug for amnesia is cruel I would not want it done to me! A strange development in medical thinking that it's okay for a patient to have pain as long as they don't remember it and think they slept thru the procedure.. Here is a link for some info


To explain this in an easy-to-read way, the 'gas and air' you're talking about is Nitrous Oxide. It is administered through a mask that fits over your nose only... not over your mouth... as a routine infection control precaution, a small hat-shaped disposable barrier will be placed between the nosepiece and your nose, but you'll still feel the effects. It'll make your extremeties (fingers, toes) feel tingly... some people refer to this as 'laughing gas'... it will relax you... and you won't even mind having the anesthetic delivered, since you'll be in 'happyville'... ...after the dental treatment is completed, the Nitrous will be turned off an you'll just get straight oxygen for a few minutes. Then you're done! You can drive afterwards... it has no lingering effects. Best of luck! :)


It's a mask that goes over your nose and mouth. I can't have dental work without it.


They give you the gas & air then whilst you are in the land of nod, thats when he does his work on you.



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