In our effort to offer our patients the very best and provide treatment with absolutely no pain involved, we now offer a conscious sedation technique for certain types of patients.
This technique is carried out by anaesthetists who control, monitor and sedate the patient, assisting in making the treatment a much more pleasant experience.
We would point out that this intravenous sedation is NOT general anaesthesia. The procedure is used to calm and relax a patient and the drugs and doses used have a rapid onset and offset, therefore, once the treatment has been completed, recovery is swift (in most cases less than 30 minutes).
Conscious sedation involves achieving the right level of relaxation in a patient by administering drugs via oral, intravenous or inhalational routes. It is used to produce a state of relaxation and anxiety relief in patients to enable their treatment to be carried out in a safe and controlled manner.
The procedure is used for those patients who are incapable of overcoming their “fear” of dental treatment. It is particularly useful for young anxious children who tend to show their fear by closing their mouth, screaming and simply not letting the dentist examine them. Conscious sedation can also very helpful when treating patients with psychiatric disorders.
Conscious sedation advantages:
- Calmness and comfort during treatment
- Very safe technique
- Helps the dentist carry out treatment in a safe, controlled manner.
- Swift and easy recovery