Dental anxiety has always been a barrier to dental treatments.
We conducted a survey of some patients. When we questioned as to why they haven’t come sooner for their treatments, the most common answer that we came across is – Anxiety from the assumption that dental treatment is painful.
Yes, the majority of them were anxious and even scared to get a checkup done but the truth is dental treatment could be painless and there is no valid reason to be anxious. In this blog, we will talk about Conscious Sedation – an easy and perfect solution for painless dental treatment.
In layman terms, it is nothing but the administration of a drug in order to bring you to a state of calmness. Also since it is a conscious sedation, you will be aware of the procedures being performed.
For conscious sedation, the common drug used is Nitrous Oxide gas, which is commonly known as Laughing Gas or Happy Gas.
Nitrous oxide is basically a colorless, non-toxic gas with a sweet odour and when inhaled, it diffuses fast and produces its effects within minutes.
The effects are – Relaxing and Pain-reducing properties. And since it is a gas, after the procedure is completed, the gas is simply exhaled out within a few minutes which gives a safe margin.
No.As explained above, the Nitrous Oxide gas is expelled from the system immediately and hence doesn’t cause any after effects.
To help you understand better, here is a picture which shows the mask through which the gas will be delivered.
Certainly not. It is most frequently used in children as they are more anxious but it can be used for adults as well.
It is not required to be admitted before the procedure.
The Recovery Process Includes –
With all the information above, we hope that you will not be anxious when you visit your dentist the next time. At The Dental Specialists, we strive to give you the best pain-free dental treatment. No more clenching your hands to the fear of injections, no more fear to visit your dentist – have a happy dental experience.
And if you have a question about dental treatment, feel free to drop us an email.