publication . Article . 2015

Conscious sedation vs general anesthesia in pediatric dentistry – a review

Cátia Carvalho Silva; Carla Lavado; Cristina Areias; Joana Mourão; David de Andrade;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2015
  • Publisher: Mavera Edições Técnicas e Científicas Ltda
INTRODUCTION: Performing dental treatments on pediatric patients who present behavioral problems is usually a great clinical challenge. Depending on the patients’ emotional maturity and their physical, psychological and mental skills, the usual behavior control techniques may not offer adequate efficacy and safety when dental procedures are being carried out. In these circumstances, alternative and more invasive methods such as conscious sedation and general anesthesia may become necessary. OBJECTIVE: To compare the indications and contraindications of conscious sedation and general anesthesia in pediatric dentistry. METHOD: Literature research undertaken throug...
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