Dental sedation

Dental sedation

With dental sedation can eliminate the universal barrier of fear of the dentist that many patients who need dental treatment and avoid due to fear or anxiety.

We explain everything about dental sedation and we explain all the instructions we give to patients at our clinics in Barcelona and Madrid.

The sedation of dentist that we made in Prop dental is especially indicated if you are afraid of the dentist or for long treatment.

What is dental sedation?

Dental sedation is a technique that allows you to be calm and relaxed during your dental treatment.

Treatment with dental sedation is especially indicated in people who are very nervous or afraid of the dentist.

We use it very often and especially in cases of dental implants.

Types of dental sedation?

Oral sedation is by medication prescribed by the dentist.

Conscious sedation that can be inhaled with nitrous oxide (usually) and intravenous.

At the Prop dental Clinics, we recommend intravenous sedation because it is safer and allows the depth of sedation to be modified according to the needs of each stage of the dental process. To know the best dental process visit the best dentist in your area like 

Instructions for dental sedation

Patients who are going to perform a treatment at the dentist with dental sedation at Prop dental Clinics should read these tips and follow the recommended instructions:

Go on an empty stomach. You must go on an empty stomach, that is, without eating any food 6 hours before the intervention. It is allowed to drink water up to 2 hours before.

Come accompanied or that you come to look for once the treatment is finished in Prop dental Clinics.

Take the medication indicated by the dentist.

This is because after dental sedation, even if you are fully recovered, the state of attention continues to diminish. So, in Prop dental, we advise you to come accompanied and not to drive until the next day.

When is dental sedation indicated in Prop dental in Madrid or Barcelona?

In our dental clinics in Madrid or Barcelona, ​​dental sedation is especially indicated in:

Complex and long dentistry treatments that may cause discomfort to the patient.

Treatment of dental implants.

Patients with fear or phobia to the dentist.

Patients little collaborators.


On this page, we address the tips and instructions for dental sedation that patients must follow in our dental clinics before going to their dental treatment under conscious sedation.

We are pioneers in dental sedation and we recommend especially in complex and long-term cases such as complete oral rehabilitation with dental implants and for patients with dental phobia.

This treatment of dentistry also has an important indication in patients with little time availability since it allows to perform long-term dental treatments in a single session in the prop dental clinic.

Throughout the dental treatment, there will be an anesthesiologist who is in charge of monitoring, controlling the vital signs and the condition of the patient, guaranteeing your comfort throughout the dental procedure.

Is the sedation used in dentistry dangerous?

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Dental sedation is a very safe technique.

The greatest risks that can exist are an allergy or respiratory depression, both of which are infrequent.

At Prop dental Clinics we have a service of specialized anesthesiologists. In this technique of dental sedation, doctors monitor you at all times during dental treatment.

Will I feel something during my dental treatment with sedation?

The advantage of conscious sedation is to be able to deepen the sedative level of the patient according to the particular needs that are required.

It is accompanied by the administration of local anesthesia that also facilitates surgery as it reduces bleeding.

The advantage is that the patient will have amnesia from the dentistry procedure once finished.

Will I feel pain or pain from sedation?

The procedures are performed by local anesthesia, which improves the quality and comfort of the patient as there is no painful stimulus.

The biggest advantage is that the patient is not conscious when the dentist administers the local anesthetic.

In addition, the anesthesiologist takes advantage of the intravenous route to administer corticosteroids and analgesics that will last after the end of the procedure.

From what age can it be sedated?

After five years, since at a younger age, it is recommended to perform the procedure in a hospital center.

Can I do my treatment with dental sedation even if I have a disease?

At our Dental Clinics in Barcelona anesthesiologists will make a clinical history and act according to your case.

In general, if the disease that is under control is controlled (ASA III controlled by the classification of the American Anesthesiology Society), there is no contraindication.

Considerations for sedation in diabetics

Patient’s insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

If the intervention is in the morning: Do not take insulin in the morning and go on an empty stomach.

If the intervention in the afternoon: administration of insulin and light breakfast in the morning leaving at least 6 hours of the interval until the scheduled time of the IQ.

Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients treated with diet

Follow the usual diet and fasting guidelines.

Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients treated with oral ant diabetics

Suspend oral antidiabetes the day before the surgical procedure in Propdental.

In all diabetic patients upon reaching the surgical area, glycemia will be controlled both pre- and postoperatively.

If I have to go on an empty stomach, can I take my medication?

As long as you drink with a glass of water two hours before, you can take the medication, both the one you take as a base and the one your dentist has prescribed.

Can I eat later?

Yes. When you wake up from local anesthesia since the sedative medication used is of very short duration.

Is any injection placed in the dentist or is it through an oxygen mask?

At the Propdental clinics in Barcelona and Madrid, he is an anesthesiologist who is present for the duration of the dental treatment.

The anesthetist doctor puts an anxiolytic medication as if it were a relaxant and makes you stay asleep. The medication is placed intravenously and does not let you know anything or bother the dental treatment.

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He also puts on an oxygen mask to increase the concentration of oxygen in the body and keep it at maximum levels, making the treatment as safe as possible.

Sedation to overcome the fear of the dentist

In Propdental Clinics, we offer this technique of conscious sedation with controls and with the necessary permits for Health.

When we inform our patients of the possibility of having their treatments under sedation they welcome it with surprise and partly with some relief.

Many patients confuse conscious sedation with general anesthesia due to ignorance having nothing to do since with general anesthesia one loses all their reflexes and artificial ventilation is necessary.

On the other hand, in conscious sedation, the patient keeps all his reflexes intact, being able to obey orders from the dentist to facilitate dental treatment, such as keeping his mouth open.

What has been your experience with dental sedation?

Have you done treatment with dental sedation? Leave us your experience in the comments. Your opinion or doubts help us to improve and can help solve other people’s doubts.

What has been your experience with sedation?

Would you recommend it to someone else?

If it had to be done again, would it be done with sedation?

Did you feel discomfort or fear of sedation? And if so, did he improve his thoughts later?

Did you spend your time faster?

Did you know that procedures can be performed under sedation at the dentist?

If you are afraid of the dentist from where the sedation has taken place, has your fear been mitigated?

How is sedation done in the dental clinic of Barcelona and Madrid?

To perform the procedure, the anesthesiologists of Clinics Prop dental will take venous access. Through which the necessary sedative and analgesic drugs will be administered.

The patient will be monitored and monitored at all times by the anesthesiologist.

Oxygen will be administered through the nose to improve the oxygenation of the patient.

The sedative drugs used are of fast effect, short duration and therefore ideal for outpatient treatment.

Also, the anesthetist at the end of the dental intervention administers intravenous analgesics to avoid postoperative discomfort.

There are many patients who for some reasons or others are afraid or genuine phobias to go to the dentist and perform the dental treatment they need to achieve a healthy mouth.

At Prop dental Clinics in Barcelona and Madrid, we are specialists in dental sedation techniques. If you want to do your dental treatment with sedation do not hesitate to contact us.

And remember, you must go on an empty stomach, that is, without eating any food 6 hours before dental sedation. And you must go accompanied or come to look for it once the dental treatment is finished.

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