Oral health can have a huge impact on your overall health and your quality of life. Unfortunately, many people hesitate and neglect their Dental Care in Dubai irrespective of the importance of a fresh, clean and healthy mouth.
The American Dental Clinic in Dubai believes that is important for patients to enjoy their dental experience, and offer a number of options, including oral conscious sedation, to help ease patients’ anxiety so they can receive the treatment their smiles need.
What is the difference between Sedation and Anesthesia?
Sedation dentistry deals with a patient’s and anxiety before and/or during treatment. Depending on the dose of the sedative, the patients may remain fully conscious, partially conscious, or completely unconscious during the procedure.
Local anesthesia only numbs the pain in the nerves in the tooth and its surrounding tissues. It does not affect a patients consciousness or perception, but local anesthesia may make it difficult to feel and move the mouth immediately after the procedure.
What Is Oral Conscious Sedation?
Oral conscious sedation refers to the use of oral medications to help patients achieve a relaxed state of mind. This can be done with prescription pills or liquid medication which is taken before the patient go through with the procedure. The dosage of the oral sedative will depend on the patient’s weight, medical history, level of anxiety, and how long the procedure would last. For instance, for Root Canal Treatment in Dubai that takes longer, the dentist will administer the dosage from time to time so that the patient has total comfort.
Who is an ideal candidate for Oral Conscious Sedation?
The best candidates for this type of treatment are patients who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia. Patient’s are given oral conscious sedation should be good health to They should be in generally good health and have realistic expectations about the process and what it can accomplish.
Additionally, oral conscious sedation is also a good option for patients who experience the following,
- Poor gag reflex
- Problems keeping the mouth open
- Major dental work to one or more teeth
- Difficulty remaining still for long periods of time
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cerebral palsy
Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation
- No needles. There are no needles involved and there is no discomfort or anxiety when undergoing the sedation process.
- Relax before the treatment. When a patient takes the sedative medication before they arrive at the General Dentist in Dubai, they are relaxed before the procedure begins.
- Easy to administer. It does not involve any complicated procedures, all you need to do is swallow a pill or some liquid before leave home to begin the procedure.
A patient who is under oral conscious sedation are not in a position to drive themselves to and from the dentist, therefore a friend or family member should help.
If you suffer from anxiety and dental phobia or need invasive restorative treatment, talk to your dentist. The best dental clinic in Dubai is not just about cleaning and treating teeth, it’s about good oral care provided in a comfortable and caring atmosphere.