’Primum non nocere’
The well-being of the patient comes first. This principle of Hippocrates, which has always guided my actions, has earned me the trust and loyalty of my clientele for nearly 42 years.
The ''Signature dentaire'' group, by its philosophy and approach, offers me the ideal framework to pursue and achieve this noble objective.
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Dr. Nathalie Criton, ACLS
certified dentist in intravenous conscious sedation
Intravenous conscious sedation
Dental treatments can provoke anxiety amongst many patients! It can hinder you from receiving the care that you need from your dentist. This is why intravenous sedation is an excellent method to be treated in comfort and without worry.
Medicinal conscious sedation means that all dental care performed will be done without any stress. Conscious sedation manages stress, anxieties, phobias, nauseous reflexes, and certain physical and mental deficiencies. Indeed, your level of consciousness is decreased enough that you no longer remember the treatment.
Intravenous conscious sedation suits the majority of patients. However, there are situations where it is not suitable:
Conscious sedation consists of administering a medication intravenously:
We equally offer pharmological support which can include narcotics, anti-inflammatories, and antibiotics according to the condition andt needs of the patient. All of these medications will be taken orally.
Our dental surgeon is trained to safely perform intravenous sedation following the training and the medical knowledge she possesses that she received at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and refresher courses she does every two years of her ACLS in accordance with the request of the ODQ.
If you are anxious with the idea of a dental tratment, an entire team will take car of you from the beggining till the end of the treatment. This team is dedicated to your security and well-being.
Before any treatment needing sedation, you must come for a consultation in order to best prepare you for the day of treatment.
During the consultation, the dentist will take charge of:
Before the beggining of the operation, we put in place an IV in which the medications will be administered. In a few minutes, the sedation will start to take effect.
The sedation will enable you to stay conscious during the whole treatment and to respond to the commands of the dentist.
Once the dental treatment is done, we will verbally and in writing transmit all that is necessary in order to have optimal convalescence:
You will be discharged to the person you chose. This person must watch over you for 24 hours and will be legally responsible of you.
After a few hours and after, the effects of the medication administered by dentist will disappear.
A post-operation appointment will be proposed to you 7 to 14 days after the treatment. A telephone assistance will also be available for you at all times!
Do you have some difficulty in managing your anxiety at the dentist? Do you suffer from nauseosness? Is local anesthesia not efficient? Contact us now in order to know more about conscious sedation and fill-in the form to make an appointment!
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