Analgesia is a technique in use for many years in the United States, Canada and various European countries. The controlled administration of oxygen and nitrous oxide by inhalatory route induces a relaxed feeling, reducing emotional stress. Anxiety and pain perception are reduced, increasing the amenability of the patient and facilitating collaboration with the physician, while maintaining the vital reflexes unaltered. Analgesia has no undesired effects and only general contraindications.
Children tend to suffer most from the problem of “dental anxiety”, which often manifests itself in a total lack of collaboration. The dentist is therefore subjected to inconvenience and loss of time. Conscious sedation resolves this problem, by saving time and facilitating the work of the dental staff. New masks available in sizes 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Very difficult kind of patient.
With conscious sedation, you can treat them in a simple way.
With this widespread technique, the patient must undergo long treatment sessions producing moments of
stress that sometimes result in “non-collaborative” behaviour, particularly at the most delicate moments. Conscious sedation helps the patient to be calm and cooperative during all the phases of the treatment session.
Dental phobias and other daily situations
The dental phobia problem is very widespread even in adults, causing them to keep well clear of dental surgeries.
There are, also, daily routine procedures such as impression taking and tartar removal, which often give
rise to problems. Conscious sedation resolves all these problems, by “bringing the patient closer” to the dentist. The greatest benefit is undoubtedly that of the dental staff, who are able to work peacefully, without loss of time and without being subjected to stressful situations.