Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery

: 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 320--323

Conscious sedation in dentistry

Arpita Kapur1, Vinay Kapur2 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Civil Hospital, Panchkula, Haryana, India
2 Department of Medicine, HS Judge Institute of Dental Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Arpita Kapur
Additional Senior Medical Officer, Department of Anaesthesiology, Civil Hospital, Sector-6, Panchkula, Haryana

Sedation in dentistry has been a controversial topic due to questions being raised over its safety, especially in dental chair. Dental fear and anxiety are not only common in children but also significantly prevalent among adults due to high intensity of pain. Sharing of airway between the anesthesiologist and the dentist remains the greatest challenge. The purpose of this review is to study the recent trends in conscious sedation in the field of dentistry from an anesthesiologist's perspective. It will provide a practical outline of the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and routes of administration of the drugs or gases used.

How to cite this article:
Kapur A, Kapur V. Conscious sedation in dentistry.Ann Maxillofac Surg 2018;8:320-323

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Kapur A, Kapur V. Conscious sedation in dentistry. Ann Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];8:320-323
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