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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry, sometimes called Relaxation Dentistry, refers to the way dentist's  manage pain and anxiety during dental appointments.

In Conscious Sedation, the patient is in a minimally depressed level of consciousness that retains his or her ability to independently and continuously maintain an airway and respond appropriately to physical stimulation and verbal command. One very important aspect of sedation dentistry is the use of an oxi-pulsimeter. This piece of equipment allows the continuous monitoring of blood oxygen saturation, pulse and blood pressure.

Unlike General Anesthesia where a patient is completely unconscious, asleep, and unable to respond,  patients under Conscious Sedation, are able to respond to commands and breath on their own. 

You can lear more about Sedation Dentistry here.