Conscious sedation makes dental procedures painless and hassle-free

Representative image for children's dental care. Photo: Clovera/ Istockphoto

Many people refuse to visit a dentist as they are anxious about complex dental procedures or painful treatment methods. Conscious sedation is a modern technique that ensures painless dental procedures. Tooth-related problems often get complicated by the time the patient visits the dentist as they are scared of painful procedures and do not seek timely treatment. Besides, those procedures are quite expensive too. As it is difficult to make children understand about such treatment, using modern techniques that ensure painless procedures would be helpful. Conscious sedation helps children relax during dental procedures.

The patient is made to inhale a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide. This is done by an expert doctor. The child who is accompanied by a parent in the treatment room is made to wear a mask. As the child inhale through the mask, he becomes relaxed and the dentist can begin treatment immediately. The child is not completely unconscious or doesn’t experience any discomfort. Meanwhile, the doctor is able to communicate purposefully with the patient.

Conscious sedation makes dental treatment hassle-free and painless, especially among children. Besides, this technique could be tried on adults, old people, or those who are scared of dental procedures. Experts assure that this method is safe and extremely effective too.

The writer is a children’s dentist at Theertha’s Fairy Land dental clinic in Ettumanoor. 

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