CONSCIOUS SEDATION DENTISTRY FOR KIDS & ADULTS
If you have stalled your dental procedure for years or worried for your kid's dental treatment due to fear of pain Goel dental offers you Conscious sedation for dental treatments in Delhi so you can relax while dentist can take care of your dental problem.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry, also called Sleep dentistry is a term that refers to the use of anaesthesia during dental procedures such as Dental Implants, Root Canals and Surgical extractions.
Sleep dentistry is often used during procedures that require an extensive amount of time, as well as for patients who exhibit dental phobia or have difficulty controlling their movements and most frequently kids are the most benefitted dental patients by the use of anaesthesia.
Many people feel afraid or uncomfortable when they are in dental chair due to which they keep on postponing their much required dental treatment. Sleep dentistry is an option for patients who fear dental procedures, fear needles, have difficulty with their gag reflex, have very sensitive teeth, or have difficulty becoming numb from oral injections.
Sleep dentistry offers pain-free and anxiety-free dental procedures as patients are in a deeply relaxed state, though fully responsive. Sleep dentistry also provides an opportunity to perform multiple or lengthy dental procedures in one session, minimizing the number of visits a patient has to make and ultimately reducing the build-up of anxiety prior to each dental visit.
What is Nitrous oxide or laughing gas anaesthesia?
Inhalation sedation, laughing gas, relative analgesia, RA, happy gas, gas, nitrous, nitrous oxide, N2O-O2… this one has more synonyms than any other sedation technique and is has been there for more than 200 years. It represents the most nearly ideal clinical dental sedative technique and safest too.
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is simply a gas which you can breathe in. It's colourless, sweet-smelling, and non-irritating. It is used in combination with oxygen and maximum amount that can be used is 70% N2O and 30% O2, however majority of dental procedures can be done using 30% N2O and 70% O2.
Procedure for laughing gas anaesthesia
The equipment used for delivering "happy gas" is quite simple. It consists of a supply of compressed gases and an apparatus which delivers the gases to the client. By turning some knobs and flipping on/off switches, the administrator can produce the desired mix of N2O-O2 in the desired quantities. Flow meters and pressure gauges allow the administrator to keep an eye on the flow of gases. The desired N2O-O2 mix is fed through a tube to which a nasal hood or cannula is attached. This hood is put over your nose. All you have to do now is breathe normally through your nose. All through the procedure your oxygen saturation is monitored by oximeter.
Advantages of nitrous oxide anaesthesia
- Relaxation occurs in 2-3 minutes.
- The depth of sedation can be altered from moment to moment.
- Other sedation techniques have a fixed duration of action but it can be used during entire length of procedure
- There's no "hangover" – the gas is eliminated from the body within 3 to 5 minutes
- Inhalation sedation is very safe. It has very few side effects and the drugs used have no ill effects on the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, or brain
- Inhalation sedation has been found to be very effective in eliminating or at least minimizing severe gagging
- Safest choice for children. Fillings, extractions, root canals can be done quickly and child does not remember anything after treatment
- No adverse complication has been reported by using Nitrous oxide anaesthesia
What are disadvantages of this anaesthesia?
The disadvantages of inhalation sedation do not affect the client, but the dental team; There is a possibility that dental staff who are chronically exposed to nitrous oxide might develop health problems. The cost of the equipment and gases is high, but it is cheaper than other forms of sedation.