Comfort and Sedation
The protocol of Rhône Dental Clinic consists in adapting the type of sedation in addition to the local anesthesia for each clinical case, as well as the duration of the acts according to the emotional of the patient.
Committed to offering our patients the highest quality of care with maximum comfort, the practitioners of our clinic are experienced and trained in pain management using Dr. Christophe Gachet's protocols.
Our sedation protocols are adapted to each clinical case, to the psychological profile and emotional state of the patients, as well as to the complexity and the duration of the interventions.
Beyond one hour of intervention, going even to the long protocols corresponding to certain transplants or the laying of several implants at the same time, an individualized sedation is a factor of success. From diagnosis to intervention, Rhône Dental Clinic guarantees you a professional, human-centered approach to dental care that is personalized to each patient's situation, even the most anxious.
What is a sedation procedure?
The Rhône Dental Clinic provides patients with 5 types of anesthesia that correspond to different protocols:
1. Local anesthesiaLocal intra-ligamentous anesthesia, with pre-anesthesia of the injection site (by application of an anesthetic ointment or cooling spray) This injection procedure is not done in the gum, but along the root of the tooth, directly into the bone. Virtually painless (thanks to the use of a very fine cannula), intra-ligamentous anesthesia has an immediate effect and does not cause numbness of the lips or tongue for several hours which often happens after conventional local anesthesia.
2. Nitrous oxide anesthesia and anesthesia.
For many patients with dentophobia, conscious sedation with nitrous oxide or tranquilizers is an ideal complement to local anesthesia.
Administration of oral medicated tranquilizers:
It is generally active ingredients belonging to the class of benzodiazepines whose most known preparations are Dormicum® (active ingredient: midazolam) and Valium® (active ingredient: diazepam).
Inhalation anesthesia of nitrous oxide:
Popularly known as "laughing gas", nitrous oxide has been used since the mid-19th century in dentistry, when there was no effective local anesthetic.
This gas is in fact composed of a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen (at least 30%). The presence of oxygen avoids the undesirable or potentially dangerous effects of laughing gas, such as loss of consciousness. The gas flow rate and the protoxide concentration are adjustable according to the individual needs of the patient and determined in advance of the intervention.
This sedation protocol offers 3 benefits: the attenuation of the pain (analgesic effect), the reduction of the anxiety (anxiolytic effect), as well as a decrease of the nausea state (antiemetic effect).