Conscious sedation is an application that helps reduce anxiety, discomfort, and pain during certain procedures. This application, which provides relief with respiration of nitrous oxide gas, is not an anaesthetic method. It facilitates treatment in physically or mentally handicapped patients, especially in children and adults with fear of dentists, patients with nausea / vomiting reflexes. There is absolutely no side effect of the conscious sedation method, which eliminates the patient’s concerns, in adults and children.
Nitrous Oxide gas is a gas composed of a mixture of nitrous protoxide and oxygen. When this gas is inhaled, relief in the body causes the pain threshold to rise and the patient does not feel the pain.
While the patient faints in general anaesthesia, this is not the case in conscious sedation. The patient’s consciousness, reflexes and senses are clear; he / she can answer the questions. During treatment, the patient breathes nitrous oxide gas through the nose. The patient may be able to take himself / herself home soon after a conscious sedation procedure. As long as there is the necessary equipment and a specialist dentist in practice, it is a completely reliable method. This application is continued with almost zero complications all over the world for many years.
It is also known as laughing gas among the public because of the feeling of laughter when it is inhaled too much.
Advantages of conscious sedation
- This application eliminates the fear of dental treatment.
- The patient feels safe.
- The patient does not remember feelings of pain and fear at the end of the treatment.
- Dentist fear and sudden reflexes are also eliminated.
- It also makes it easier for the dentist to work.
- It prevents the fear of the dentist especially in children.