The sedation method is an anaesthesia method based on sleep and forgetting, which allows the person to go into sleep with a drug called propofol, which is administered intravenously. For this method, the person must not eat or drink anything 12 hours before. Sedation may cause fatigue during the operation, and nausea. When sedation is used as a method of anaesthesia, the patient will be half asleep during the operation, so he/she does not remember anything and does not feel pain during the anaesthesia procedure.
Differences of Sedation and Local Anesthesia
You do not need to starve in local anaesthesia. You can have your breakfast before the operation and your lunch between the operation.
Although the drugs used in sedation and local anaesthesia are the same, you may have complaints such as nausea, weakness or vomiting in the sedation method.
While you do not remember or feel anything in sedation method, in local anaesthesia you will feel anaesthesia pain, which will last for about 5 minutes and it will be reduced by 80% in painless anaesthesia.