Absolutely painless dental treatment: conscious sedation in dentistry
There are quite a lot of people among us whose unpleasant childhood memories at the dentist left an indelible mark on their mind: they are literally petrified by the mere thought of a dental treatment. Not being able to overcome their fear of what might happen during the treatment, many of them rather have even those teeth pulled out which could be saved, or they do not even see the dentist. The unpleasant odours and deterring sounds that sift through the door of the examination room triggers stress from the patients waiting outside.
You should know how many patients have been to Globe Dental Clinic who had been terribly afraid of the mere thought of a simple dental examination, they were trembling with fear so much that their partner had to hold their hand…. then, at the end of the treatment, they admitted themselves that their fear was absolutely without reason.
What’s more, for their next treatment they arrived carefree and confident, with a wide smile on their face!
Our practice helps our over-stressed patients afraid of dentistry with the method of conscious sedation.
If the patient is under conscious sedation, the dentist can work more easily as well. During the treatment, patients are in a dazed state of mind, but they are capable of communication and cooperation. However, after coming to their senses, they don’t remember anything, just as if they had been asleep during the whole treatment. If you would like to have your treatment under conscious sedation, you need to consider that having finished, you still have a 1-hour-long period when you come to your senses, ” wake up”. Given this, you won’t be able to go home alone, you need to arrive with someone accompanying you. A great advantage of conscious sedation is the lack of bad memories and the well functioning basic reflexes during the treatment, which enables the patient to respond to the dentist’s questions and requests.