Fear of the Dentist ? Our answers.
FEAR OF THE DENTIST
It concerns over 30% of the population and makes some patients give up dental treatment. Our experience and training enable us to offer different types of patient management in terms of pain and anxiety, in order to give access to dental treatment to all.
It all starts with a professional welcome and a constructive dialogue to determine your needs and our solutions. This is how trust is built.
Conscious sedation is not general anesthesia.
A behavioral or drug-induced technique producing a soothing state enabling treatment to be carried out, but during which verbal contact with the patient is maintained throughout the procedure. The drugs and techniques used to provide conscious sedation for dental treatment have remarkable safety and efficacy records.
The level of sedation is such that the patient remains conscious, retains protective reflexes, and is able to respond to verbal commands. Some techniques induce amnesia, making the patient feel he has slept throughout the procedure.
(DSTG : Dental Sedation Teachers Group, UK, 2015.)
In some few cases, simple conscious sedation techniques can be insufficient or contraindicated to undergo dental treatment with optimal quality and safety conditions. A general anesthesia can therefore be indicated. We call on a dedicated anesthetists team to deal with it.