WHAT IS CONSCIOUS SEDATION?
Conscious Sedation or Inhalation Sedation is a technique which involves the dental patient breathing a mixture of nitrous oxide (N20) and oxygen (02) which rapidly produces a pleasant, relaxed feeling. The patient remains conscious at all times.
The objective is not total elimination of pain – a local anesthetic is usually still required – but control of anxiety and fear in the patient.
The use of a semi-hypnotic approach by the practitioner is essential to successful anxiety control. The amount of N20 is titrated to the needs of the patient, which vary considerably.
N20/02 sedation has been used widely for several decades in many countries, and has been proven to be a very safe and simple technique.
WHY DO WE NEED SEDATION IN DENTISTRY?
Studies show that at least 50% of dental patients experience anxiety – and anxiety levels in patients who avoid dental treatment are probably even higher. Various reasons for not consulting dentists are given, but fear is probably the main reason, not always admitted.
Inhalation sedation is especially useful for children, along with behavior management. Availability of perfumed and coloured nosepieces is an advantage.
It can also be used with handicapped patients, both mental and physical. Use of sedation reduces stress and anxiety both for the patient and for the practitioner – thus potentially attracting more patients and increasing the dental practice.
N20/02 DELIVERY SYSTEMS
Matrx N20 mixer equipment, the first choice of dental professionals throughout the world!
Over four decades ago Fraser Sweatman developed the technology found exclusively in Matrx N20/02 mixer machines today. Year after year, thousands of dentists have placed their trust in our machines because of our commitment to quality manufacturing and our outstanding service.
Matrx Digital MDM® and MDM® are designed with our exclusive Auto-Compensation feature which allows you to maintain flow rate when you change gas mixture percentage. PLUS, they also maintain percentage when you change flow rate.
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Nitrous Oxide allows safer, quicker, and more comfortable dental care.
A visit to the dental office is traditionally ranked as one of the leading fears of people from all walks of life. In many cases it leads to late or broken appointments that disrupt the operation of your practice.
THERE IS A SOLUTION. NITROUS OXIDE.
Thousands of dentists throughout the world have discovered the benefits of using a nitrous oxide/oxygen gas mixer system from Matrx. It relaxes apprehensive patients and drastically minimizes any feeling of discomfort.
A Matrx N20/02 MIXER IS SIMPLE AND SAFE.
It allows your patient to breathe more oxygen while enjoying a remarkable depth of relaxation.
It virtually eliminates the fear, nervousness and tension associated with dental procedures.
Your patient remains in complete control, is conscious, and can follow directions.
A built in fail-safe in every Matrx mixer machine guarantees nitrous oxide will not flow unless a minimum concentration of 30% oxygen is flowing.
AND BEST OF ALL, IT MAKES YOUR PRACTICE MORE EFFICIENT AND PROFITABLE.
Patients are more relaxed so you can accomplish more per visit.
You can work in all four quadrants.
Increased productivity means more income for you.