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Conscious sedation in adults. When is this technique advisable?

28-06-2018
Conscious sedation in adults. When is this technique advisable?
For some years now, a technique called conscious sedation has been used to calm and relax patients during their visit to the dentist.

Conscious sedation is a technique that only professionals who are accredited as an anesthetist can perform as a way to help adult patients feel calmer during their visits.

This technique is only used in cases in which the patient has a high degree of anxiety that prevents the patient from relaxing during the appointment and cannot be treated as a consequence.

There are three ways to administer conscious sedation to adults: via inhalation, intravenously and orally.

When is it advisable to use conscious sedation in adults?

Conscious sedation is only advisable in the following cases:
  • Patients who are uncooperative during their visit (this group could include patients with a disability).
  • Patients with a fear of visiting the dentist.
  • Conscious sedation may also be used in those cases where the treatment lasts a long time, like during surgery to place dental implants.
If you also suffer or have a bad time when it comes time to visit the dentist, you can rely on Casanova 25 to be your trusted dental clinic. Everything has a solution, so don’t stop getting check-ups and cleanings just because of your fear of visiting the dentist.

Our dental clinic complies with all protocols established by the Council of Dentists and the COEC to deal with COVID-19

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