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Sedation Dentistry in Mexico


Looking for pain-free sedation dentistry in Mexico?

Many people go years without even a dental check-up or cleaning, due to the fear of dental pain.

Sedation Dentistry in Mexico
Sedation Dentistry in Mexico

Sedation or “sleep” dentistry is known by many names like painless dentistry, or twilight anesthesia. Pharmacological agents i.e. medicines are given to lower your awareness during the dental treatment.


Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

  • More patient cooperation for patients with anxiety.
  • Comfortable dental treatment.
  • Lower cost as compared to General Anesthesia.
  • Saves patient time.
  • Easier for the dentist to perform treatment.

Why Sedation Dentistry in Mexico?

A standard dental plan does not cover sedation dentistry expenses, despite its proven benefits for millions of Americans. Sedation dentistry in Mexico comes at a fraction of cost as compered to the west.

IV Sedation Cost Comparison (USD)
USA UK Canada Mexico
$900 $600 $700 $500

Gas or Nitrous oxide sedation is offered in limited dental destinations in Mexico.

Gas Sedation Cost Comparison (USD)
USA Canada Cancun Mexicali
$200/ hr $300/hr $200 $600

Types of Sedation Dentistry in Mexico

Sedation dentistry is of three major types:

  • Gaseous also known as Inhalational, Gas, or Nitrous (N2O) sedation.
  • Oral Sedation.
  • Intravenous Sedation also known as IV sedation, or IVS.

Gas Sedation

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is the most commonly used inhalation anesthetic in dentistry. Nitrous sedation is the use of gas to eliminate pain and anxiety in a conscious patient. The patient responds normally to verbal commands. The patient is able to return to pre-procedure mobility.

Gas Sedation Dentistry in Mexico
Gas sedation Dentistry with Nitrous oxide: Safe way to reduce anxiety

Advantages of Gas sedation

  • Reduce or eliminate anxiety
  • Reduce untoward movement and reaction to dental treatment
  • Raise the pain reaction threshold
  • Increase tolerance for longer appointments
  • Aid in treatment of the mentally/physically disabled or medically compromised patient
  • Reduce gagging[1]J Pharm Bioallied Sci.
    Nitrousoxide as a conscious sedative in minor oral surgical procedure
    “The objectives of nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation include
    Reduce or eliminate anxiety
    Reduce untoward movement and reaction to dental treatment
    Enhance communication and patient cooperation
    Raise the pain reaction threshold
    Increase tolerance for longer appointments
    Aid in treatment of the mentally/physically disabled or medically compromised patient
    Reduce gagging
    Potentiate the effect of sedatives…”

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Oral Sedation

The oral route is widely accepted, easy, convenient, painless, and inexpensive. Oral sedation can help the majority of patients with mild to moderate levels of fear and anxiety but may be ineffective in patients with higher levels of anxiety.

Sedation Dentistry in Mexico with Oral medications
Sedation Dentistry in Mexico with Oral Medications: Safe way to relieve anxiety

Commonly used medications for Oral sedation are

Diazepam (Valium) Eszopiclone (Lunesta)
Lorazepam (Ativan) Zaleplon (Sonata, Starnoc)
Triazolam (Halcion) Ramelteon (Rozerem)
Midazolam (Versed) Hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril)
Zolpidem (Ambien) Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
Zopiclone (Imovane) Promethazine (Phenergan)

Advantages of Oral Sedation

  • Patients visits the dentist in a stress-reduced state.
  • Diminishes the fear and anxiety.
  • Safe and effective protocol.[2]Anesth Prog.2007
    Oral Sedation: A Primer on Anxiolysis for the Adult Patient
    “Using oral sedation techniques will allow patients to visit the dentist in a stress-reduced state, where their fear and anxiety would otherwise impede their ability to seek and maintain proper oral health care..”
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Intravenous Sedation

IVS, also known as Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) or “twilight sleep,” is a type of anesthesia that relaxes a patient through an intravenous medication placed in a vein.

  • It is widely used during dental treatment to relieve patient anxiety.
  • One of the most effective route of administration to achieve this goal, but it requires advanced training.
Sedation Dentistry in Mexico: IV sedation
Sedation Dentistry in Mexico: IV sedation

Commonly used medications for IVS are

  • Midazolam
  • Propofol
  • Ketamine
  • Dexmedetomidine

Advantages of IV sedation

  • rapid onset
  • medication can be given again if the effect wears off
  • rapid recovery[3]J Dent Anesth Pain Med
    Current trends in intravenous sedative drugs for dental procedures
    “IVS has many advantages such as rapid onset, repetitive administration, easy titration, and rapid recovery..”
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General Anesthesia

It is also known as Sleep Dentistry, it is preferred when you are to undergo an extensive and long dental treatment such as sinus lift or multiple extractions.

General anaesthesia should now only be performed in the hospital setting and requires a trained anaesthetist with a dedicated assistant.[4]Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain
Anaesthesia for dentistry
“General anaesthesia should now only be performed in the hospital setting and requires a trained anaesthetist with a dedicated assistant…”
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General anesthesia in Mexico
Sedative dentistry with General Anesthesia

Advantages of General Anesthesia

For highly anxious individuals who are unable to cooperate after sedation, general anesthesia is the procedure of choice.

Sedation Dentistry in Mexico is an excellent choice for anxious and apprehensive patients. You can get sedation in Mexico at fraction of the cost in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.





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