Posts tagged “General Dentistry”

By: Antonio F. Gagliardi Lugo 
Twitter: @AGL_ToX / @OdontoInfoLA 
 
Antiplatelets medications are often used in patients following myocardial infarction, ischaemic stroke and ischaemic vascular disease, also it is indicated in patients for reducing the risk of thrombosis, especially in those who have undergone a coronary stenting procedure. It has been shown to prevent vascular events and even death in patients with peripheral vascular disease. 
By: Dr. Arie Yuffa, Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
 
Conscious sedation is the administration of a medicine to help you relax (a sedative) and to block pain (an anaesthetic) during a medical or dental procedure. 
 
Conscious sedation is a great ally for procedures in patients with certain degree of anxiety and highly recommended for procedures of long duration specially in placement of dental implants or complex dental extractions, but it can be applied to any dental treatment. 
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