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Conscious sedation in adults. When is this technique advisable?

Posted on 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.
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