What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the induction of reduced consciousness levels before dental treatments is started to reduce discomfort. Individuals are placed in varying degrees of consciousness based on the amount of sedation medication administered. Therefore patients feels more comfortable and has reduced or no re-collection of having dental treatment.
Although most dental procedures are not painful, many people feel stressed simply being examined by their dentist. Bangkok International Dental Hospital (BIDH) on Sukhumvit Soi 2 is Thailand’ specialized sedation dentistry hospital. BIDH is a one-stop 8 storey center at Ploenchit that sees and treats only dental treatments using hospital-based safety standards.
Sedation Dentistry Options
BIDH offers dental sedation solution options for all tyes of treatments. At BIDH dental hospital, we employ registered nurses and certified anaesthesiologist doctors to ensure all our patients are provided for safe dental sedation services. Unlike standard dental clinics in Thailand, BIDH is a hospital that is audited and follows international steriliation, infection prevention and patient safety standards.
Level of dental sedation are categorized into 4 levels by American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA).
Sedation dentistry levels:
Mild sedation may be achieved by taking oral medication is a whereby your dentist administers drugs that is consumed about half an hour before to start of your dental treatment. The anti-anxiety medication helps to calm nerves.
Another option is on the use of nitrous oxide or laughing gas. This is also known as twilight sedation. Your dentist administers the gas mixed with oxgyen breathing through a nose piece masks whilst having treatment. You are conscious but feel relaxed.
Intravenous sedation (IV sedation) is also known as twilight dentistry. Anesthesia medication is given intravenously through a vein to relaxes you. The amount of anesthesia or pain-relieve dosage can be adjusted to each individual. A minimal amount make you drowsy A higher dose may be given to keep you awake but you may not remember the procedure.
Patients are also be placed to a light sleep state by intravenous sedation (IV sedation) at the dental unit. The amount of anesthesia and pain-relieve dosage can be controlled. The anaesthesiologist gradually administers the correct amount based on your weight and individual reaction to the medication. For deep sedation with intravenous sedation, you will not remember having dental treatment.
General anaesthesia (GA) is done within an operating theatre and is a form of deep sedation. Anaesthesia medication is given so that you are asleep during dental treatments. It is therefore sometimes termed as sleep dentistry. You will not have any memory of having dental treatment. For deep dental sedation, patients require ventilation assistance to maintain breathing.
Specialized Dental Sedation Facilities at BIDH
Facilties offered at Bangkok Interntional Dental Hospital on sedation dentistry include operating rooms, PACU, in-patient rooms and nurse care unit.
Operating Theatre (OR)
BIDH dental hospital operating room is a specially designed theatre abiding positive pressure and strict sterilization cleanliness
Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
After dental treatment is completed under sedation, patients may be moved to PACU to recover under the watchful eye of registered nurses.
For individuals that require additional monitoring or care by our nurse and doctors, there are in-patient rooms for you and family member staying with you.
BIDH is a licensed hospital following international sterilization, quality and safety standards. All our dental sedation cases are monitored by validated registered nurses and a licensed anaesthesiologist. Normal dental clinics in Thailand typically do not maintain a full-time or part-time nurse on-site for treatment.
FAQs on Sedation Dentistry Near Me
The cost of sedation dentistry depends on the amount of anaesthesia and pain relieve medication given as well as the required length under sedation.
At BIDH dental hospital, mild oral sedation costs from 2,250 baht (approx USD 75). You are able to consult online with our dentist and doctor on the level of sedation dentistry required for your type of treatment. Our staff can then provide you with a reference package price if requiring dental sedation.
Any sedation option can carry risks of complications, it is therefore important that you do choose a provider that follows necessary standards, has qualified healthcare staff and required emergency equipments on standby.
No. Sedation standards and process can vary from one dental clinic to another. There is a basic check-list of equipments and documents that dental clinics in Thailand must met to obtain a dental clinic license. However, the mandatory requirements is a minimal listing. A dental clniic can choose to obtain additional international standard certifications, but this is entirely optional.
There are a vareity of options for pain management and sedation. Some dental practices offers nitrous oxide that is a colorless and odorless “laughing gas” used as a mild sedative. BIDH dental hospital currently uses IV sedation (intravenous sedation) instead of nitrous oxide as the effect and amount of sedative medication administered can be better controlled in a safe environment.
All sedatives including nitrous oxide can pose healht and life risks if they are not controlled and monitored for. At BIDH dental hospital, as experts on sedative dentistry for dental treatments, we take various precuations and steps in case of case complications.
You will have to check with your insurance coverage schemes. Some insurance do cover in-patient treatments for sedative dentistry and BIDH dental hospital supports claim forms where requested. Most basic insurance however cover mainly functional treatments.
Dental Sedation Specialist Center
Located on Sukhumvit Soi 2 (entrance street as JW Marriott), Bangkok Interntional Dental Hospital (BIDH) is a one-stop 8 storey building that provides only dental treamtents. Therefore, it is one of Thailand’s top few specialized hospital.
As a specialized dental hospital, BIDH dental hospital consists of Thailand’s top dental experts. BIDH is designed from start to function as dental hospital, therefore utility system flow, ventilation and selected technologies follows international standards.
Sedation Dentistry Care Team
1. Anaesthesiologist Doctors
Our anaesthesiologists are licensed and highly experienced doctors whose sole medical specialization area is on the care of patients for pain management and sedation for both medical and dental treatments. We verify all our doctors and dentists on their qualifications and good-standing. Our anaesthesiologists performs general anaesthesia almost daily. They play an crucial role on the montioring, checking of potential risks or complications when undergoing sedation and handling any medical emergencies.
Lt.Col. Krisana Nongnuang, MD.
- Mahidol University (Phramongkutklao College of Medicine) M.D. (First Class Honors and Gold Medal Award)
- Certificate of Anesthesiology, The Royal College of Anesthesiologist of Thailand
- Certificate of Cardiovascular and Thoracic anesthesia, The Royal College of Anesthesiologist of Thailand
- Certificate of Cardiac anesthesia, Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Koblenz, Germany
Dr. Wanwipha Malaithong MD.
- Doctor of Medicine, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Mahidol University
- Fellowship on Pain Management, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
- Thai Board of Anesthesiology
- Thai Sub-specialty Board of Pain Management
2. Consulting and Treatment Dentists
3. Registered Nurses
Sedation dentistry Reviews
Individuals with a fear of dental treatments or dentophobia has opted and travelled to BIDH dental hospital for their dental treatments. The main factors of choice considerations include:
- Strict patient safety focus for safe treatment
- High treatment standards by skilled dentists and experienced doctors
- Clean and sterile environment
- Advance technologies for diagnoses, pain management and non-invasive dental treatment (where possible)
“My name is Tracey and I live here in Bangkok, but I’m originally from England. I’m a teacher in an international school here. I have CDX disease which affects my teeth so my teeth aren’t great. At the moment I need some fillings and teeth removed. Even at home in the UK, I always have all my dentistry done under IV sedation. It took me a long while to find a dentist here. My friend has been attending here for her dentistry. She recommended them as really nice people. And they also do IV sedation which is how I usually have my dentistry done at home, so I came and they have been absolutely amazing!
They are much more thoughtful and takes the procedure very seriously. I’ve been to the hospital for a checkup, they said lots of things that I could and couldn’t do as compared to the UK. So they’ve really looked after me! They’ve given options as well as costs options. They’ve looked after me with a step by step procedure knowing how scared I am. They’re always in contact.”
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