We take away the pain from dentistry; we offer painless dentistry.
Your comfort is our main concern.
We strive to make your visit a pleasant one – free from pain, anxiety, discomfort. Your comfort and experience matters to us and that is why we offer several options to reduce the discomfort you may have during your dental treatment.
Dental Phobia and Avoiding the Dentist
We will make sure that your treatment is relaxed and pain free
We are highly experienced in dealing with patients who are anxious about their dental surgery or are fearful of dental treatment. Even if you have experienced uncomfortable or painful dental treatment in the past, there is no need to worry when you come to BDC as we use Sedation Dentistry to help you relax and comfortably obtain the treatment you need. The only pain you would need to take is to drive to the appointment though you can do away with that too by asking a friend or family member to do it for you. We will take care of everything else.
Solution for Painless Dental Treatment
Anxiety about pain during dental procedures has always been the biggest barrier to dental treatments. We conducted an in-house survey where we questioned our patients about the reason behind the delay in coming for their treatments. The most common answer provided by the patients was – Anxiety; Anxiety from the assumption that dental treatment is painful.
There could be other factors like previous unpleasant dental treatment, fear of unknown environment and people, lack of trust, white coat phobia, needle phobia, even the sounds and noise produced by dental equipment, etc. resulting in fear and anxiety.
Yes, the majority of them were anxious and even scared to get a check-up done but the truth is dental treatment could be painless and there is no valid reason to be anxious.
We will talk about Conscious Sedation and WAND, which is an easy and perfect solution for painless dental treatment.
The Wand is a computer-assisted system for local anesthesia and the state-of-the-art digital platform. Those who are fearful of pain may find this alternative procedure a much more comfortable experience. The Wand replaces the traditional dental syringe to deliver anesthetic solution through a fine needle attached to a pen-shaped hand piece. Using computer-assisted technology, the Wand controls the anesthetic flow rate and regulates the pressure of the injection to minimize the pain you may feel for a more pleasant treatment.
The Wand offers an increased level of comfort and, thereby, greatly reduces anxiety.
Also known as laughing gas, Nitrous Oxide is a mild sedative that is inhaled through a nosepiece during the procedure. It is a colorless and slightly sweet-smelling gas. When inhaled, you will feel relaxed and may feel a sense of euphoria, which makes uncomfortable procedures more tolerable.
Common Questions about Conscious Sedation for Dental Treatment
What is conscious sedation?
In layman terms, it is nothing but the administration of a drug in order to bring you to a state of calmness. Furthermore, since it is a conscious sedation, you will be aware of the procedures being performed.
What drug is used for sedation?
For conscious sedation, the common drug used is Nitrous Oxide gas, which is commonly known as Laughing Gas or Happy Gas.
Why Nitrous Oxide is used for conscious sedation and why in the form of gas?
Nitrous Oxide is basically a colorless, non-toxic gas with a sweet odor and when inhaled, it diffuses fast and produces its effects within minutes.
The effects are – Relaxing and Pain-reducing properties. And since it is a gas, after the procedure is completed, the gas is simply exhaled out within a few minutes, which gives a safe margin.
Are there any side effects of conscious sedation or after-effects of the gas?
No. As explained above, the Nitrous Oxide gas is expelled from the system immediately and, hence, doesn’t cause any after-effects.
How is Nitrous Oxide administered for sedation?
To help you understand better, here is a picture which shows the mask through which the gas will be delivered.
(Show the picture here)
Is the use of Nitrous oxide restricted to a certain age group?
Certainly not. It is most frequently used in children as they are more anxious but it can be used for adults too.
Do I have to admit myself before the procedure? What is the recovery period and instructions to follow?
It is not required to be admitted before the procedure.
The Recovery Process Includes –
- Stay in the procedure room, or operating room, for upto an hour.
- Bring along a family member or a friend.
- Some side-effects may last for the rest of the day.
- A day off from work.
For which dental procedures is conscious sedation advised?
- All dental procedures for anxious and phobic patients.
- Adults undergoing major and minor surgical procedures.
- Short procedures like extractions (tooth removal).
- Wisdom tooth removal in anxious young adults.
- For administration of local anesthesia.
- Children and adults with a severe gag reflex.
With all the information above, we hope that you will not be anxious when you visit your dentist the next time. At BDC, we strive to give you the best pain-free dental treatment. No more clenching your hands for the fear of injections, no more fear of visiting your dentist – have a happy dental experience.