Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre shines light on a great alternative for people who suffer from dental fear
14 June 2018| Last updated on 10 May 2020
If you feel especially uncomfortable in dental chair, we would like to present you an amazing technique that will make you forget about your fear from dentist, available at Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre.
Conscious Sedation, what is this all about?
Conscious sedation is a Hospital Room technique, which produces a state of depression of the central nervous system without applying the full anesthesia. It enables even a complicated treatment to be carried out smoothly, without losing the verbal contact with the patient.
The patient remains conscious, drowsy but able to both understand and respond to verbal commands, which makes this procedure both more comfortable and safer than applying the full sleep anesthesia. It’s a technique that helps you get your dental procedure with zero medical risk, painlessly!
Who benefits most from it?
- Anxious and phobic patients who avoid dental treatments to their own harm
- People with movement disorders or with physical or mental disability
- Patients with special needs
- Patients with a severe gag-reflex
- Patients who need extensive or difficult dental/mouth surgery treatments that sometimes last for hours
- Patients with restriction/painful mouth opening, or jaw joint damage
- For any patient who wants to avoid stress caused by an unpleasant or prolonged dental procedure, such as surgical extraction or third molars, multiple implants procedures etc.
- Anyone who wants to avoid any risk caused by full anesthesia
Conscious Sedation vs. other techniques
CS vs. Laughing gas
Laughing gas, frequently offered at dental clinics, is an alternative used to sedate children. This solution is medically risky, because the amount of nitrous oxide gas needed for sedation can produce a cardio respiratory arrest in the kid, which can be life threating when happening outside a hospital.
CS vs. Full anesthesia
General anesthesia under full sleep, also frequently offered for kids or people with strong phobias or special needs, should not be done unless strictly necessary. It is an invasive procedure that brings additional risks, especially because of the inability of dentists to speak to patients during the complicated procedures.
Where can I get this service? Who knows how to do it?
Conscious sedation should only be done at hospitals which has cutting edge equipment, competent professionals, and solid reputation in the community, as it involves latest medical knowledge and practices.
Be mindful that there are only a few specialists in the field who can provide you with this procedure. It must be done by a dentist specialized in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, who has actual surgical expertise. In Dubai, the most trustworthy specialist available is Dr. Luis Gavin, Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon available at Dubai London Clinic Dental Centre.
A patient’s impression of Conscious Sedation:
“The anesthesiologist, and everyone from the nurses, porters etc. were just perfect, as was the attention, re-assurance and professionalisms displayed by Dr. Luis Gavin and his assistant Juliet Dumagpi. I spent quite a few hours asleep after the “Surgery”, but to date, not a hint of pain or discomfort. How I wish this “service” had been available so many, many, years ago. Now I look forward to the whole process being completed and to “HAVING REGULAR CHECKS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE”, as the fear of all dentists has abated. In conclusion, thank you The Dubai London Clinic.”
To learn more, call 800-352 or book a consultation with Dubai London Clinic specialist!