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When oral and dental health is neglected, it also brings many different health problems. If you have a dentist phobia and need to be treated as soon as possible, try the sedation method

You can’t devote time to your oral and dental health due to the intensity of work, but you also need treatment very much. On top of that, if you are also afraid of dentist in Turkey, sedation is ideal for you. All your treatments can be finished without nightmares in one go.

What is sedation?

The anesthesia method used for all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in which you are not asked to feel pain, be mobile or awake is called sedation. Unlike general anesthesia, usually the patient is conscious. Sedation can be applied in the operating room, outpatient clinic or office by an anesthesiologist or a physician trained in the practice of sedation.

To whom and how can it be applied?

It is a very effective method for people who are afraid of a dentist and a needle. It can be safely applied to people in a wide age group, from a newborn baby to an adult at an advanced age. The frequency of its use is gradually increasing, especially in children. In order for sedation to be performed safely, the patient must stop eating two hours before the procedure begins. Although it is usually a method applied by administering sedation drugs intravenously or by drinking oral medication / syrup, sometimes anesthesia gases can also be inhaled with the help of a face mask. During the application of sedation, the oxygen level in the blood, heart rate and blood pressure are constantly monitored by the doctor, if necessary, oxygen is supplied with an oxygen mask. In addition to application, it is also important to remove sedation from the person. Sedation is removed from the person in a controlled manner. The effect of chemicals that have been used for sedation on a person’s body gradually decreases and disappears.


What are the areas of application?

Sedation is most often used in dentistry, endoscopic procedures, radiological imaging methods, as well as in procedures that require immobilization for a while.

How does a person feel during and after sedation?

We can roughly divide sedation into conscious sedation and deep sedation according to the amount of drugs administered. In conscious sedation, the patient’s consciousness is clear, he understands and applies what is being said, his excitement and pain associated with the procedure have decreased. He will have a pleasant time during the procedure. If the doses of the drug are slightly increased, deep sedation occurs, the person goes into a state of sleep. He becomes unaware of what is happening around, and when he wakes up at the end of the procedure, he feels as if he has woken up from a nap.

Since mostly short-acting drugs are used, the person wakes up within 5-10 minutes after the procedure and feels as if no medication has been given after about half an hour, but the drowsiness due to sedation can last up to two to four hours. A person can return to work during the day. Although he feels very well, because there may be a slowdown in his reflexes after both methods of sedation, patients are advised not to perform work that requires attention, such as driving a car.


Is sedation a safe method?

Like any medical procedure, this procedure has some risks, but the probability of negative consequences that may occur if the necessary safety measures are taken is very small. When sedation is applied to people, breathing continues, so it is an extremely comfortable method for patients. After general anesthesia, the patient takes a long time to recover, while at the end of treatment in sedation, the patient is comfortable to come to his senses and continue his daily work.

What are the advantages? Sedation is an easy and safe method of application. It also prevents psychological traumas that may occur with the treatment of a person. It is a very advantageous treatment method because the person will feel like he is in a dream during the treatment and will not feel pain. At the same time, it also provides a safer environment for the doctor because it terminates the person’s reflexes during treatment.


Is regional anesthesia needed during sedation?

Sedation does not prevent the patient from feeling pain. If the patient is needed after sedation, anesthesia should be performed necessarily. At the same time, the patient is relieved of his worries and is eligible to cooperate. Since stress does not occur, the procedure can be performed without problems in patients with sugar and blood pressure problems. Sedation is an unique option, especially in patients with high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels due to stress. Fainting, vomiting or fatigue are not observed during the procedure. The patient does not remember anything that was done during the operation, including anesthesia. Since he cannot remember the pain that occurs, the voice, anything that he does not like, there is no traumatic effect after it. All operations inside the mouth can be completed in one session. Especially in children, dentist phobia that may occur after the procedure is prevented. This will facilitate the patient’s arrival for dental treatment in later sessions. As soon as the drug is discontinued, its effects on the patient begin to decrease, the patient can be sent home without problems after resting. The procedure is not addictive, it can be repeated as needed. It can be used extremely safely in both adults and children. No known side effect.

Can general anesthesia be preferred at the request of the patient?

General anesthesia will be a very good opportunity for delayed treatments to be completed in just one session, especially for people who cannot devote a long time to their own health due to a busy work life. In such cases, it is possible to do all the fillings, canal treatments, gum treatments that need to be done by putting the patient to sleep.


Contrary to popular belief, all kinds of risks that may occur due to newly developed systems and drugs have been minimized. During the treatment, all the vital functions of the patient are kept under control by an anesthesiologist. After the end of treatment, the patient is awakened, discharged after a few hours of rest. Depending on the dental treatment done, he can return to his daily life the next day.

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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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