What is Conscious Sedation?
Analgesia is a technique in use for many years in the United States, Canada and various European countries. The controlled administration of oxygen and nitrous oxide by inhalatory route induces a relaxed feeling, reducing emotional stress. Anxiety and pain perception are reduced, increasing the amenability of the patient and facilitating collaboration with the physician, while maintaining the vital reflexes unaltered. Analgesia has no undesired effects and only general contraindications.
Uses for Conscious Sedation:
Children tend to suffer most from the problem of “dental anxiety”, which often manifests itself in a total lack of collaboration. The dentist is therefore subjected to inconvenience and loss of time. Conscious sedation resolves this problem, by saving time and facilitating the work of the dental staff. New masks available in sizes 1 – 2 – 3 – 4
Very difficult kind of patient. With conscious sedation, you can treat them in a simple way.
With this widespread technique, the patient must undergo long treatment sessions producing moments of stress that sometimes result in “non-collaborative” behaviour, particularly at the most delicate moments. Conscious sedation helps the patient to be calm and cooperative during all the phases of the treatment session.
Dental Phobias and Other Daily Situations
The dental phobia problem is very widespread even in adults, causing them to keep well clear of dental surgeries. There are, also, daily routine procedures such as impression taking and tartar removal, which often give rise to problems. Conscious sedation resolves all these problems, by “bringing the patient closer” to the dentist. The greatest benefit is undoubtedly that of the dental staff, who are able to work peacefully, without loss of time and without being subjected to stressful situations.
A Conscious Sedation Machine with Automatic Flow Control
The Master Flux Plus automatic is the only conscious sedation machine entirely researched and developed in Italy. All parts are manufactured by Tecno-Gaz and undergo scrupulous individual inspection. Master Flux Plus has passed the tests laid down by CE directives.
The Master Flux Plus flow control box is a sophisticated mechanical engineering concept with an automatic proportioning delivery system. A mechanical method was chosen because the gas management is “direct”, i.e. not subordinated to other electronic or electrical “controllers”. In this way we have obtained a highprecision, highly reliable, user-friendly product. Easy to use, the Master Flux Plus has technical features that make it extremely versatile, with efficacious safety devices that do not permit errors, hence safeguarding the safety of the patient. The serigraphed drawing is simple and easy to interpret.
- Cuts off the N2O flow when the O2 pressure is zero (no oxygen)
- Minimum oxygen concentration. There is always a percentage of 30% oxygen present, thereby safeguarding against the risk of HYPOXIA and ANOXIA.
- A special valve prevents expired gases from being recycled in the circuit. Additionally, a special device enables the patient to breathe ambient air in the event of a gas failure.
When we press the O2 device, we cut off the flow of N2O, delivering 100% oxygen both to the control balloon and to the patient being treated.
Automatic flow control
The system has been designed to make the flow administration quick and easy. Turning the O2 knob, we set the flow required by the patient in litres per minute, depending on his/her respiratory volume. The special regulation knob enables the percentage of nitrous oxide delivered to be automatically varied from 0 to 70%
The columns indicating the flows have been designed for fast and easy reading.
The couplings have been fitted on the back of the flow control box and their attachments are physically different in order to safeguard against the risk of inverting the hoses for the two gases. Yet another precaution to guarantee safety in the use of the machine.