As dental specialties keep advancing with new developments, we in our daily practice always strive to provide our patients with a better experience and painless dentistry as much as possible.
WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY?
Some people experience fear and anxiety when facing a dental procedure. This type of behaviour can lead to more serious problems when the patient keeps puting off the necessary treatent.
For patients facing fear to the dentist we offer sedation dentistry solutions. Sedation dentistry allows our patients to relax and feel calm during their visit.
At Dental Specialists Medellin we offer oral, inhaled conscious and IV sedation options depending upon the level of the patient’s anxiety.
Plus, sedation allows patients to receive various procedures during a single session, optimizing time.
Inhaled sedation also has the added benefit of a positive experience where the patient feels a nice calm sensation.
There are a variety of sedation dentistry options available to help you avoid fear and anxiety as well as reducing the pain asociated with needles up to 90%.
Sedation with Nitrous Oxide gas is a great option that can help you feel totally relaxed during the dental appointment.
Sedation with nitrous oxide is completely safe.
Once the procedure is completed, patients can continue their activities with no side-affects.
For our dentists at dental Medellin one of our main goals is to offer stress free dentistry, Painless dentistry in Medellin
There are several tools and methods to reduce pain and anxiety at the dental office; some basic and some more complex.
While it is common practice to be sedated by doctors for medical procedures, for some time there has been the misconception that routine dental work is not uncomfortable enough to justify the use of sedation. Fortunately, dental sedation is now used worldwide.
It has proven to be a safe and effective option for a variety of patients and procedures.
Our practice has focused to a great extent on providing Painless dentistry in Medellin for patients suffering from dental anxiety and dental fobia.
Depending on the extent of the work being done and the needs of the individual patient, we offer 3 different methods of sedation:
1. Nitrous Oxide ~ Also known as inhalation sedation or “laughing gas,” this is one step up from the oral sedative.
A mask is placed over the patient’s nose, and the flow level is adjusted by the dentist until the patient is comfortable.
One advantage of this method is that as soon as the dental work is complete, the patient receives 100% oxygen and the feeling of sedation is gone within a few minutes.
2. Oral sedation. The easiest way to achieve a state of relaxation while keeping consciousness is by using a pill that induces sleep.
Most of the times patients fall asleep during the procedure, so they don’t feel anxiety. at the same time, by means of a secondary effect, it potentiates the effect of the local anesthetic, and reduces the sensation of the instruments used. Oral sedation is the easiest form to provide Painless dentistry in Medellin
3. Intravenous Conscious Sedation (IV) ~ This type of sedation is ideal for patients with extreme anxiety when it comes to dental procedures, or for those who are having complex dental work that takes a longer period of time to complete.
Although the patient is conscious, he or she remembers virtually nothing about the dental work being performed.
All procedures are monitored by a trained specialist. For dental intra venous, and nitrous oxide setation, a specialized professional carries the procedure from beggining to end monitoring the patient constantly.
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