Sedation with nitrous oxide
In the Pardiñas dental clinic we look continuously for the maximum comfort for the patient, that´s why we offer a free way and for those patients that request it the sedation with nitrous oxide.
The nitrous oxide was the first gas used in medicine, since 180 years ago. It is extremely safe for medical use for being non inflammable and presenting the following characteristics: low coefficient of solubility, analgesia and sedation, it doesn´t metabolize in the organism and has minimum collateral effects.
Psychological and physiological effects
With small doses the psychological effects of the nitrous oxide consists in the suppression of pain sensations and the characteristic hilarity. The consumer can show a cheerful face or fall in an attack of uncontrolled laughter. With average doses, supplied by deeper inhalations, the patient experimentes a first phase of friendly excitement, as it happens with alcoholic drinks, which later it leads into sedation and doze. It also has a slight amnesic effect.
Conscious sedation is a method used to achieve a controlled state of central nervous system depression with anxiety reduction.
It is performed by a physician anesthesiologist during dental treatment that monitors vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation), and adjust the medication according to each patient.
This type of sedation allows patients to maintain protective reflexes (cough, nausea ...), the ability to breathe independently and respond to stimuli or verbal commands.
It is used primarily for patients who are very anxious or fearful of dental treatment, children and disabled patients, and can be used for any type of dental specialty.
This method involves the use of nitrous oxide, oxygen and intravenous drug use to induce the patient in a sedated state, which then will have no memory of the dental procedures performed.
Before treatment with conscious sedation, you need to have a complete medical history, list of medications currently being taken by the patient, as well as a blood test.
Also be given informed consent that must bring signed the day of the procedure and rules to undergo dental treatment under sedation, among which include going to the clinic with somebody.