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Sedation Dentistry – An Anxiety-free Painless Dentist Experience

A lot of people would rather endure the torment of a toothache than step foot in a dental clinic. If you consider yourself an anxious patient and are apprehensive about necessary dental treatment, you might consider looking for a qualified sedation dentist to have a painless dentist experience. Sedation dentistry enables children who cannot control their movements or individuals with dental phobia to receive the dental care they need.

Sedation dentistry has occasionally been dubbed as sleep dentistry, but this term is misleading. In actual fact, you do not sleep during the procedure. It enables you to be awake throughout the entire procedure, but you will feel relaxed and likely won’t remember much about your treatment. People often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours to perform.

Note that sedation is different from anesthetic injections. Although some forms of sedation may raise your threshold for pain, most dental treatments still require a local anesthetic injected in the mouth, even when sedation dentistry techniques are performed.

Types of Sedation:

  • Inhalation Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Intravenous (IV) Sedation
  • Deep Sedation & General Anesthesia

In outpatient dental clinics, sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives. Inhalation and oral sedation is now the most common techniques used. Sedative drugs commonly used for oral sedation are tranquilizers, anti-anxiety medications etc.

Sedation dentistry thus addresses some of the fears that keep people from going to the dentist on a regular basis. As a result, they are less likely to neglect their oral health or allow oral health problems to build to the point when drastic dental treatments become necessary.

Selecting a Painless Sedation Dentist:

Specifically, conscious sedation is a tool available to dentists in the outpatient setting that can improve patient tolerance and acceptability of unpleasant procedures.

Our team at Crossroads Dental Clinic Dubai offer unparalleled sedation dentistry techniques to help anxious patients feel relaxed and comfortable. Our specifically trained staff spends time with patient to discuss all the aspects of sedation before administering it.

Once you have made the decision to move ahead with the procedure, we hand over the Informed Consent Form for additional details about the procedure, equipment, advantages and risks associated with your treatment.

It is important for patients to talk to their dentist about what is involved and expected before the procedure.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) is our chosen inhalational sedation agent as it has anxiolytic and sedative properties with varying degrees of analgesia and relaxation. It has a rapid onset, fast recovery and is very safe because the child/adult remains awake, responsive, and breaths on his/her own.

It is administered via a small nose-hood placed over the nose through which nitrous oxide is delivered prior to and throughout treatment. It takes around 20 minutes for the onset of anxiolysis. In addition to some tingling and numbness, nitrous oxide typically evokes an overall feeling of well-being.

Our clinic also equips facilities and personnel to manage any emergency or rescue situation. We advise the patients to have a responsible caregiver accompany you to the procedure. The caregiver should drive you home after the procedure is complete and stay with you for an additional two to three hours at home.

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Crossroads Dental Clinic is one of the most modern clinics in Dubai and the best dental clinic in Deira having highly experienced and professional dentists. Our services include from Orthodontics to modern cosmetic dentistry like Wisdom teeth removal, braces, veneers, dental implants and Invisalign dentist services. Looking for the best dentist in Dubai for your dental concerns? Well, you found us now. Visit our Clinic near Deira City Centre and we make sure you get a world-class and painless dentist experience at the best cost in Dubai.

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