5. Types of Sedation

  1. Nicola Rogers

Published Online: 8 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342451.ch5

Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing

Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing

How to Cite

Rogers, N. (2011) Types of Sedation, in Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342451.ch5

Author Information

  1. Pre and Post Registration Qualifications, Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334708

Online ISBN: 9781444342451



  • types of sedation - modes of sedation for patients;
  • patients, and sedation - medical, dental and social history;
  • intravenous sedation - cannula, into vein, with drug administered;
  • pharmacology - benzodiazepine receptors, drugs binding to it;
  • treatment for midazolam overdose - observation of patient's vital signs;
  • propofol (Diprivan) - used in hospital settings;
  • transmucosal (off-licence) sedation - off-licence use of drugs, the alternative way;
  • inhalation sedation - advantages and disadvantages;
  • subjective experiences - felt by patients;
  • oral sedation, lightest form of sedation - patients, prescriptions by clinicians


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Intravenous sedation

  • Inhalation sedation

  • Oral sedation

  • Bibliography