Not all patients are capable of complete cooperation. When Behavior management techniques are insufficient to manage a pediatric patient, the use of conscious sedation should be considered. There is only one inhalation agent that meets requirements of conscious sedation and that is Nitrous Oxide.

Conscious Sedation

WHAT IS CONSCIOUS SEDATION?

A minimally depressed level of consciousness that retains the patient's ability to independently and continuously maintain an airway and respond appropriately to physical stimulation or verbal command and that is produced by a pharmacological or non-pharmacological method or a combination thereof.

Why conscious sedation?

  1.  More than 20%people have high fear of dentistry
  2.  2/3rd of these are acquired in early childhood ,  
  3. More than 25% of adults have fear of injections  30%are somewhat very nervous, or terrified of going to the dentist

23 million people are willing to go to the dentist if GA and CS are more readily available.

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