Sedating children for dental work
Still, the extra cash that comes from dental sedation may cause some dentists to overlook the risk.A dentist with DOCS Education, a company offering training in dental sedation, wrote that the practice can put "as much as half a million extra in your pocket at retirement." Its website even features a shopping cart.When behaviour management techniques such as tell-show-do, voice control, non-verbal communication, positive reinforcement, distraction and parental presence are insufficient for dental treatment, sedation or general anesthesia may become necessary.1 Conscious sedation or minimal sedation is part of various techniques that are used by dentists, especially pediatric dentists, alongside behaviour management techniques.The goal is to provide quality dental treatment in both cooperative and uncooperative children.
The following is a summary of the use if oral sedatives for pediatric dentistry.
"This is something that is being presented to the practitioners, the dental community, as a very easy thing to do," Dr.
Robert Kaminski, a dental anesthesiologist from suburban Detroit, told .
Local anesthesia is the temporary loss of sensation or pain in one part of the body produced by a topically applied or injected agent without depressing the level of consciousness.2 Most of the dental anesthesia used on a daily basis is considered to be in the local anesthesia category.
Dear Doctor, My 10-year-old has multiple cavities that need treating, and he’s really anxious despite the best efforts of our dentist.Increasingly, dental patients are considering dentists who offer oral or intravenous sedation dentistry supplemented with nitrous oxide.