Conscious sedation, arises from the need to treat patients who need relatively complex treatments and that the idea of needing dental treatment triggers their anxiety.
Certain dental treatments such as implantology procedures or performing bone reconstruction techniques (bone grafts), Third Molars (wisdom teeth) extractions, etc. Which depending on their level of complexity, might require several hours of treatment. It is in these cases, where the opinion of the specialist may suggest to be treated under conscious sedation. Using this type of sedation, the patient undergoes a relaxed procedure, receiving appropriate treatment and generally feeling better after surgery. Otherwise treatment becomes complex and, sometimes, very difficult to achieve by the professional.
Conscious sedation consists of generating in the patient through the use of medications generally anxiolytics for intravenous use, a controlled state of depression in their consciousness while maintaining respiratory protective reflexes intact.
The patient maintains his response to verbal stimuli at all times, allowing him to collaborate when the dentist requests it.
In addition, this type of sedation produces a slight short-term amnesia that makes the patient probably not remember that occurred during treatment. Generating in the patient the sensation of tranquility.
We can perform different sedation protocols, under the supervision of our anesthesiologist.
The process of sedation is fast and generally very well tolerated by patients. After sedation, the procedure of dental anesthesia is carried out which is without doubt one of the most stressful times of dental practice.
Pain control during dental procedures (oral surgery, grafts, implants, etc.), is performed using dental practice anesthetics.
Conscious sedation has the advantage of optimizing the effects of dental anesthesia and causes a state of relaxation that will make you face the dental procedure in a relaxed state, free from anxiety and stress.
Yes, although all patients will be adequately assessed by surgery and anesthesiology specialists in our Dental Clinic.
In general, if the condition is being treated adequately and controlled (ASA III controlled according to the classification of the American Anesthesiology Society), there is no contraindication.
This procedure, although very safe, will always be assessed prior to and will absolutely be customized by the anesthetist responsible throughout the conscious sedation procedure.