Often patients suffer from dental care for both previous painful therapies that have created a rejection situation and for painful stress stories that the dentist’s manoeuvres may cause. Given that today there are local anesthetics that, if correctly used, completely cancel the transmission of the pain stimulus, even the fears (phobias) that can affect the patient psychologically are perfectly controlled by two anesthesiological techniques called ” CONSCIOUS SEDATION ” and “GENERAL ANESTHESIA”.
The CONSCIOUS SEDATION consists in the complete removal of the patient’s anxiety status by means of drugs specially administered by a resuscitator anesthetist and is implemented when the subject to be undergoing anesthesia with an important duration (2-3 hours) or when the patient suffers or is prejudiced against dental treatments. This technique is usually performed in our dental practice since the patient, sedated by sublingual or intravenous administration of drugs that remove his agitation, does not lose knowledge and remains collaborative.
When the intervention is of particular concern or the patient suffers from a particularly high odontophobia (fear of dental care), our dental practice provides for the use of GENERAL ANESTHESIA in a clinic environment. In this case the patient is admitted to a clinic, is asleep, and in this way, in addition to not feeling pain, he is completely relieved of the psychological discomfort of the intervention.