This could be what they call an open book test. Not wishing to take things for granted, it should, by now, be well-known among dental practitioners across the board that they may not apply any form of anesthetic or oral sedation during the course of their diagnostic and surgical work. So in that sense, it could be a case of you, the reader, being restful and reassured in the sense of knowing that the next time you have to place yourself in the dentist’s surgical chair, you will indeed remain in good and trusting hands.
Medical practitioners across the board, never mind the dental practitioners, quite possibly already know that they can apply for oral conscious sedation certification prior to making such serious administrations. So, even as a potential patient, you probably know that this matter of oral sedation, mostly whilst you are conscious, cannot ever be taken lightly. But as a lay reader, what is the significance, to you, of being conscious whilst undergoing an intricate surgical procedure.
It is far removed from the more serious matter of being fully under the weather if you will during open heart surgery. And in this field, did you know that the heart surgeon himself will not be administering the anesthetic. For that matter, nor will any other specialist with surgery being an important part of his or her medical practice. No, at his or her side in the operating theater will be that medical practitioner who, himself, is a specialist.
And his specialty? To administer and monitor the anesthetic and the condition of the patient whilst surgery is taking place. Such a degree of complexity is not, however, required in the dentist’s rooms and you could find yourself observing events as they unfold.