Anaesthesia can completely numb part of the body or produce unconsciousness. Some types of Anaesthesia reduce anxiety without putting the patient to sleep or relieving pain. These have been used to calm patients, particularly children, who are anxious about surgery.
In the past sedatives were given orally. They were effective provided that the right dose was administrated. But the right dose was hard to estimate and took time to work. The use of a new nasally administrated sedative looks promising, especially for children. The nasal sedative intranasal midazolam is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, making it fast-acting. As a result, there is no need for an estimated dose, the sedative is simply administered till effective.
There appear to be no issues regarding larger or smaller doses of the sedative. Trials in Africa have only revealed one issue- people complained of a burning sensation in the nose when the drug is administrated. This can be prevented with nasal anaesthesia applied a few minutes before the sedative.
At the moment this sedative spray is not available in Australia. Its status is unclear when it comes to administration, apparently requiring a professional sedation qualification. The nasal application is more convenient than other application methods, but it still requires a professional for administration.
For Dundas dental patients, Newington dental patients and Oatlands dental patients there are already several ways to deal with the discomfort and anxiety associated with dental procedures. Talk to Dentist on Victoria about what is best for your situation.
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