Sedation Monitoring Equipment
Dr. Smith goes far above the suggested guidelines for monitoring his sedation patients. Because of his sophisticated monitoring equipment, Dr. Smith is much more aware of what is going on with his patients during their sedation. He uses pulse oximeter and blood pressure during sedation as required by law. But he also monitors end tital CO2 to monitor breathing rate, plethysmograph to monitor the heart function and average CO2 concentration to make sure that the lungs are functioning properly. Some say that this type of monitoring is unnecessary, but Dr. Smith believes the more information he has, the safer his patients will be.
There are many types of digital xrays on the market today. Dr. Smith chose the absolute top of the line, Dexis System for his office. He can blow up the images, zoom in on questionable areas, change the contrast and do measurements. All of these features help him diagnose with better accuracy to make sure that he is fixing the cavities that need to be fixed and not drilling on teeth unnecessarily.