\u2022Objectives of conscious sedation
\u2022Philosophy of conscious sedation
\u2022Indication of conscious sedation
\u2022Contraindication of conscious sedation
\u2022Equipment for conscious sedation
\u2022Sedation in special circumstances
as \u201cthe production of a state of pleasant relaxation
& freedom from fear & anxiety in the conscious
patient through the use of drugs. \u201c
conscious sedation as \u201ca minimally depressed level
of consciousness that retains the patient\u2019s ability
to independently & continuously maintain an airway
& responds appropriately to physical stimulation or
verbal command & that is produced by a
pharmacological or non-pharmacological method or
a combination thereof\u201d.
for producing conscious sedation should have a
reasonably large therapeutic index, making it
unlikely that the patient will loose
patient at which the patient\u2019s only response is a reflex withdrawal from painful stimulation is well outside of the range of conscious sedation & is to be avoided.
to reduce pain during dental treatment! Local
anesthesia is still required as the principle
means for elimination the sedation of orofacial
pain during treatment.
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