Sedation Dentistry

Dentistry Sedation at Buderim Park Dental Clinic

Intravenous sedation: is the procedure by which drugs that depress the central nervous system are administered intravenously to reduce the psychic and/or motor restlessness of patients.

Conscious sedation: A minimum level of depression of consciousness is achieved that allows the patient to independently maintain the integrity of their airway and continue to respond to physical or verbal stimuli in a normal manner. Conscious sedation is necessary for patients with very little availability of time since the number of sessions that would be necessary for dental implantology treatments or other dental treatments are drastically eliminated.

Deep sedation: It is a controlled state of depression of consciousness that leads to the partial loss of protective reflexes of the airway, among which are the ability to breathe and respond to physical and verbal stimuli.

Conscious combined sedation: Obtained by the sub-minister enterally and simultaneously inhaling sedative drugs

Minimum sedation: It is a drug-induced state the patient normally responds to stimuli, but their cognitive function and coordination are diminished. Still, they are aware of everything that happens around them.

Moderate analgesia: It is drug-induced, and in it, the patient can respond appropriately to orders is aware of what is happening around him.

Deep analgesia: It is also a drug-induced state, and although the patient will not respond easily, there may be a response after tactile stimulation. In this case, the patient may require assistance to maintain their airway and breathing, and a Buderim specialist, an anesthesiologist, apply this type of sedation.

Advantages of sedation for dental implants at Buderim Dental Clinic

  • Elimination of fear of the dentist and anxiety
  • Greater patient safety and stability
  • A great possibility to perform all treatments with the dentist in a single session
  • Complete patient collaboration and facilitation of the dentist’s work
  • Very good recovery and better postoperative result

Types of sedation provided by Buderim dentists

Conscious sedation: It is a benzodiazepine that begins its action at 15 minutes, and the effect is maximum at 60 minutes, its action lasts from 2 to 4 hours. The dose used is two tablets in adults (0.25 mg), and in over 65 years, a single tablet (0.125 mg) is recommended. An advantage of this drug is the little depression it produces in the respiratory and cardiovascular system compared to other sedatives. An additional advantage of Triazolam is that it frequently produces anterograde amnesia., so the patient does not remember what happened during the intervention, and thus it is not traumatic for him.

Nitrous oxide sedation: The best options for a dentist are the technique with inhalation of nitrous oxide with oxygen that has a high level of success in very anxious patients and is very safe. This technique does not need an anesthetist and can be used by a general Buderim dentist.

General anesthesia: It is a very safe procedure after a couple of hours, and the authorized anesthesiologist can return to your home without major inconvenience. Practically the discomfort is minimal. Also, it will be given during and after the intervention, analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and antibiotics, as indicated by the Buderim dentist. Decrease the surgical time as we can work faster, controlling all your vital signs. All treatment will be carried out in a duly equipped and approved medical center or clinic to carry out such treatment.

Sedation Risks

  • Respiratory depression
  • Obstruction of the airways
  • Vomiting and aspiration
  • Allergic reactions to any of the drugs used
  • Minimal vascular lesions and extravasation in intravenous techniques

One of the biggest risks is the possibility of central respiratory depression. The deepening of the hypnotic effect can significantly decrease the frequency and depth of respiratory movements and, also, can produce relaxation in the pharyngeal musculature with tongue drop back obstructing the glottis.

The depressing effect we have seen is markedly accentuated if narcotics are used in the sedation technique. Keep in mind that a combination of several drugs always results in the potentiation of depressant effects of each of them, so these techniques should be more careful.

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