Conscious sedation is a type of anaesthesia which acts on the whole body but the patient is able to respond to the doctor’s instructions. When many treatments like fillings and teeth removal are to be done, the dentists choose this as a treatment option. It is a completely safe procedure and saves a lot of patient-doctor time.
Before the procedure
The dentist will take the complete medical history of your child. You should tell the dentists about your child’s illness, medicines (including herbal medicines) and allergies. If the doctor finds your child fit, he/she will give an appointment and set of instructions before coming for the treatment.
During the procedure
The dentist will instruct you about the timing of meals on the day of the treatment. The duration of treatment will vary according to the number of treatments to be done. Your child will recover to normal consciousness within an hour after the treatment has finished