Sedation in the Dental Office: An Overview

Introduction

Introduction – Sedation in the Dental Office

Dental anxiety can be a barrier to the patient to seek dental treatment and a challenge to the treating dental team.  An overview of the available pharmacological means to manage the anxious patient in the dental office is presented.  The advantages and disadvantages as well as indications and contraindication of each sedation modality are discussed.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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