SEDATION – TAKE A NAP IN THE DENTAL CHAIR
Forget about the pain, take a nap during the procedure and wake up with new teeth.
For many, a visit to the dentist is an unpleasant obligation that should be avoided at all costs. However, visiting the Ortoimplant Dental SPA clinic is a truly pleasant experience, without discomfort or fear.
Our unique Ortoimplant Dental SPA concept combines first-class dental services and spa treatment, ensuring that patients experience no pain or discomfort. Thanks to the revolutionary All-on-4 and Zygoma All-on-4 methods for treating edentulism, we can bring back their beautiful smiles in the shortest time possible. As the first Croatian dental clinic registered to perform anaesthesiology, we have gone a step further – from now on you can forget about the pain, take a nap in the dental chair and wake up with new teeth.
No pain, no fear
Although dental procedures are always performed under local anaesthesia, sedation is also available to patients as indicated and desired. Sedation is a state of reduced awareness, achieved by administering certain medications that act on the central nervous system and are entirely controlled by an anaesthesiologist. It is used for bigger dental procedures lasting longer than twenty minutes, most often for the more extensive and painful ones, and especially for implantation and other surgical procedures which require the patient to be calm. It is especially recommended in patients who have a pronounced fear of dental procedures, even when it is present to a lesser extent. Sedation ensures greater safety and comfort of the patient and reduces the number of visits to the dentist, while the dental team is able to perform the procedure more efficiently and at a higher level of quality.
Safety comes first
Minimal sedation implies a minimally reduced level of consciousness induced by medications that do not affect the patient’s ability to breathe independently and consciously. A normal sense of touch and the ability to talk during the procedure are retained. An impaired sense of balance is possible, but the work of the heart and lungs is not affected. There is no unwanted loss of consciousness, and the feeling of drowsiness disappears as soon as 20 minutes after the procedure. Moderate sedation is used for more serious and prolonged procedures. Application of intravenous drugs changes the level of the patient’s consciousness. The patient is drowsy and has difficulty talking, but responds to verbal and tactile cues from the dentist and does not feel panic or fear. The patient breathes independently and normal heart function is maintained. He or she does not have to remember the procedure and does not have the uncomfortable feelings associated with dental procedures. Before the procedure, a patient who requests sedation fills out a questionnaire to determine their health condition. If the patient meets all criteria, they will receive sedation. The patient signs a consent form, confirming that they agree to the dental procedure and the application of sedation during the procedure. After the procedure, the patient rests for about 20 minutes and can leave the clinic accompanied.