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Sedation Dentistry for Nervous Patients In Shimla

Posted in Sedation Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on December 20, 2010
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Sedation dentistry is the process by which anxious or nervous patients are treated in a relaxed environment to remove the fear that they experience when receiving treatment normally. This involves affecting the central nervous system with drugs, including tranquilisers and anxiolytics. These can be administered to the patient in several ways.

Sedation dentistry is sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry although this doesn’t cover the whole array of techniques at the disposal of the City of Shimla dentist. The medication used to induce the relaxed state does not have to put the patient to sleep but can simply act upon the nervous system to relax the patient and make them feel more comfortable.

Sedation dentistry can be used on any patient who is anxious about receiving any kind of dental treatment, be it cosmetic or restorative. In some cases this can help the patient to overcome their fears once they realise that there is little or no extended pain involved in the dental procedures. Sedation dentistry can also be used on patients who suffer from very sensitive teeth and find normal treatment very painful. It can also be used for patients who have medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Cerebral Palsy.

The three main types of sedation are oral conscious sedation, inhalation sedation and intravenous sedation. Each will be used depending on the conditions and the needs of the patient. The dentist may also use local or general anaesthetic to numb specific areas of the body or mouth.

Sedation dentistry has obvious benefits for patients and dentists alike. It allows them to receive the treatment they need without undergoing what can be a very traumatic experience. For the dentist, it allows them to be able to carry out the treatment without the patient behaving in an anxious manner, which can very often make things more complicated.

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Are You Afraid To Visit The Dentist ?

Sedation Dentistry is the answer to your worry!
One of the most common problems dentists experience every day is nervous patients in their chair. This can be a problem because anxious patients are not easy to perform complex and often very intricate procedures upon. After all, when you are operating with potentially dangerous tools, the last thing you need is a patient moving around and making sudden jolts. However, most dentists do understand that visiting the dentist is a very difficult experience for some people.

This is why modern dentist training involves a lot of work on how to relax patients and empathise with how they might be feeling. Whereas in the past, dentists were perhaps more concerned with the treatment than with the patients themselves, an attitude shift has seen a move towards a more caring and understanding approach that treats the patient not just the dental concern.

In a recent study, 9 out of 10 patients admitted to having some kind of fear of the dentist. In most cases this is simply a mild anxiety that is easily overcome but some patients suffer from a much more severe phobia. This can be helped often by just talking to a dentist before your appointment to gain a better understanding of what is likely to happen during treatment. Other methods of relaxing patients include using breathing techniques and aromatherapy before treatment in an effort to calm the patient down. This has proved to be very successful at our dentists and has allowed countless patients to receive the necessary dental treatment they required.

There are different types and levels of sedation dentistry which depend on type of dental treatment and severity of anxiety.

There are 3 main types of sedation dentistry

1) Nitrous oxide sedation: Also known as laughing gas this sedation is inhaled. A local anesthetic will be used in conjugation to provide pain relief. With state of art anesthesia monitoring equipment we work to improve your smile easily and comfortably.

2) IV Sedation: Intravenous (I.V.) Sedation is the administration of tranquilizer medication into a patient’s vein. Compatible for the majority of patients, I.V. Sedation enables even the most anxious of people to undergo dental treatment. The sedatives administered, create strong feelings of relaxation and comfort. During your dental treatment you will not experience any pain or discomfort. When you have awoken after the procedure, you will have no memory of the treatment. As with Oral Sedation, a local anesthetic will be used for pain relief .

3) Oral sedatives : The technique of Oral Sedation begins about an hour prior to your dental appointment. A sedative pill is administered to the patient and after a short period of time you will then become very relaxed. Dependent on your needs your Oral Sedation can last between 2 and 6 hours.

Statistics show that while you may be conscious for the dental procedure, there is virtually no pain, discomfort, and more importantly there is no fear while you undertake Sedation Dentistry. Feeling almost no pain at all, you will be relaxed and at ease throughout the procedure.We provide sedation dentistry to make your treatment fear free. With state of art anesthesia monitoring equipment,  we work to improve your smile easily and comfortably. For more information call Goma Dental at 177-6450704.


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