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Conscious Sedation in Dentistry

Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences, Morphological and Functional Images, University of Messina, Policlinico G. Martino, Via Consolare Valeria, 98100 Me, Italy
Medicina 2019, 55(12), 778; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55120778
Received: 3 December 2019 / Revised: 3 December 2019 / Accepted: 6 December 2019 / Published: 7 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Oral Health: Economic and Psychological–Behavioral Implications)
Invasive dental procedures can be performed only with local anesthesia; in some cases, it may be useful to combine the administration of drugs to obtain anxiolysis with local anesthesia. Sedation required level should be individually adjusted to achieve a proper balance between the needs of the patient, the operator, and the safety of the procedure. Surgical time is an important factor for post-operative phases, and this could be greatly increased by whether the patient interrupts the surgeon or if it is not collaborative. In this manuscript some dentistry-used methods to practice conscious sedation have been evaluated. This manuscript could be a useful reading on the current state of conscious sedation in dentistry and an important starting point for future perspectives. Surely the search for safer drugs for our patients could have beneficial effects for them and for the clinicians. View Full-Text
Keywords: oral health; general health; well-being; sedation; interdisciplinary; fear; phobia oral health; general health; well-being; sedation; interdisciplinary; fear; phobia
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Fiorillo, L. Conscious Sedation in Dentistry. Medicina 2019, 55, 778.

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