WHAT IS CONSCIOUS SEDATION?
Conscious sedation is the state of calm and reduced awareness fully controlled by the anesthesiologist. It is achieved by administering medications intravenously. The sedation starts up to ten (10) minutes before the dental procedure and continues for the duration.
Your consciousness is preserved and you are able to breathe consciously and independently. You will keep a normal sense of touch and you will be able to communicate with the dentist during the conscious sedation. It is possible that your memory of the procedure will only be partial. Conscious sedation does not affect your heart or lungs, and the sense of sleepiness will disappear very quickly, about 20 minutes after the procedure. Sedation is intended for larger and more serious dental procedures, like implants, surgical procedures, large extractions, and long procedures. Considering the expertise and the education of our dentists, you can reliably decide on conscious sedation in our center.
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCEDURE
Before the procedure, you will fill in a healthcare questionnaire. You will answer several questions that will help us asses your general health. If you meet the criteria, you belong in the group of healthy patients or patients with a well-controlled systemic illness and we can prepare you for the conscious sedation procedure.
You will get written instructions that you should follow before the procedure and you will sign a consent form for the procedure and the sedation. Do not eat or drink 6 hours before the conscious sedation. You must be fasting.
A specialist anesthesiologist will begin the sedation procedure with an intravenous application of medications that will cause a condition of deep relaxation. During the procedure, the anesthesiologist will check your blood pressure, oxygenation, and if necessary, other indicators as well.
Once the procedure is complete, you will rest for about 20 minutes in the office or the rest room, supervised by professional staff. After the medications wear off, you will go home with the person who accompanied you.
Conscious sedation achieves a minimum reduction of the level of consciousness. One or more medications will achieve the condition of reduced activity of the central nervous system. You will appear alert and conscious; you will be able to open your eyes if prompted and answer any questions you are asked. You will not be aware of the passage of time and you will not feel any fear. The sounds you will hear will not bother you at all and you will feel very comfortable. You will relax and that will enable the dentist to do their work while causing as little stress for your as possible.
In order to be able to provide our patients with the ability to care for their dental health with as little stress as possible, conscious sedation at the Štimac Dental Medicine Center provides a fully relaxed way of performing dental procedures. In the last few years, we are witnessing considerable progress in the areas of dentistry and dental medicine. But fear is still a major problem for patients. Fortunately, we can offer the procedure of conscious sedation for all of you who feel significantly fear of the dentist, and that will remove any fear during the dental procedure.
Conscious sedation provides a state of deep relaxation. You will feel no anxiety or fear. If you are in good health in general and you are afraid of the dentist or feel anxiety when stepping into the dentist’s office, sedation can help you maintain or improve your oral health. Our dentists will help you make a decision on conscious sedation.
WHY CHOOSE THE ŠTIMAC DENTAL MEDICINE CENTER?
- Individual approach to every patient
- Experts educated to work with patients who are afraid of the dentist
- More than 30 years of experience in dental medicine
- More than 20 000 satisfied patients
- One of the most modern dental centers in this part of Europe
- We are specifically specialized in complicated dental work and serious dental situations
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