It is extremely common to have Dentophobia or Odontophobia – a fear of dentists. Dental anxiety can be disturbing but ignoring dental treatment could prove to be worse.
It is with this in mind that we decided to offer Conscious sedation as an option to our patients in our branch at Motor city.
What is Conscious Sedation?
It is but a form of sedation that involves the use of nitrous oxide commonly known as “laughing gas” which like the name suggests, is mild enough to keep a patient conscious and strong enough to reduce pain during treatments.
It’s fast acting, quickly reversible with no aftereffects or drowsiness – so simple and straight forward that you may be able to drive yourself home after your dental visit.
Why Conscious Sedation?
Conscious Sedation is clinically proven to be safe for children and adults alike. We recommend this treatment in case of:
• Dental anxiety and phobia.
• Inability of the patient to cooperate.
• Special needs.
• A gag reflex.
How is this administered?
The gas with a faint sweet odor is administered through a nosepiece, and the patient will be awake, aware and able to take instructions throughout the procedure.
Is nitrous oxide safe at the dentist?
The combination of inhaled nitrous oxide and oxygen is a safe, effective and widely used means of managing pain and anxiety in dental patients.
Is it painful?
No, it is not. Nitrous oxide affects the nervous system, which dulls sensitivity to pain. This gas helps take away the anxiety and allows patients to feel calm. However, local anesthetic may still be used to help dull pain.
Our Specialist Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Shweta Nihalani
Children are not miniature adults. They are individuals in transition whose growth into adulthood should be supported, encouraged, and facilitated.
Apex is your Dental home and our Specialist Pediatric Dentist- Dr. Shweta Nihalani provides an ongoing assessment of your child’s oral and dental health, monitors your child’s needs and provides advice and treatment to ensure your child’s wellbeing. From teething infants, peer appalled teenagers, to aspirant young adults, she has a little something for them all
Having completed her Bachelors in Dental Surgery (B.D.S) in 2006 in India ,she went on to do her Master’s degree (M.D.S) in Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry in 2012 after a few years in private practise.
Her Post graduation involved training in
– Handling of pre-cooperative, apprehensive to phobic children/ adolescents including differently abled children
– Restorative procedures
– Endodontic procedures including root canals
– Treatment of traumatic injuries
– Orthodontic treatment (space maintainers, regainers & habit breaking appliances).
– Preventive dentistry
Upon completing her post-graduation, she practised as a private practitioner and Consultant Paediatric Dentist in a private hospital and a few clinics in Delhi NCR before she moved to Dubai in early 2020. . A passionate proponent of MIPD (Minimally invasive Paediatric Dentistry ), she is a firm believer in inculcating good dietary habits in children to prevent occurrence of oral diseases and conservation of tooth structure.
An academic at heart , she has published papers in reputed national journals and has also been Senior Faculty in Dental College for 4 years. She has also presented papers at various National Conferences, Conventions & CDE programs. She is a life Member of Indian Society of Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry, life Member of Indian Dental Association and has done Hands–on Course in Nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation
What you wouldn’t know about her : A gym enthusiast , travel freak and a hands on mom – she believes that “ Dentistry begins at home “. She has used a “Space maintainer “ to great effect.- being a mother to 2 lovely daughters – a teenager and a toddler.
Languages Known : English, Hindi , Sindhi and a language of patience
The treatment plans for any orthodontic treatment are based on individual complexities of each case and the Specialist. Upon finalization of the treatment plan, we offer you a payment plan with an initial payment of up to 40 % and the balance to be paid over the tenure of your treatment at the time of each visit to the dentist.
We have also partnered with EMIRATES NBD Credit cards for an Easy Payment Plan ( EPP) for every transaction above the value of AED 1000/- at a 0 % interest rate, payable over 6/9/12 months.