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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 277-281

Conscious sedation: Emerging trends in pediatric dentistry


1 Department of Anesthesia, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India
2 Department of Anesthesia, GGS Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab, India

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Dr. Joginder Pal Attri
Department of Anesthesia, Government Medical College, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0259-1162.171458

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Dental fear and anxiety is a common problem in pediatric patients. There is considerable variation in techniques used to manage them. Various sedation techniques using many different anesthetic agents have gained considerable popularity over the past few years. Children are not little adults; they differ physically, psychologically, and emotionally. The purpose of this review is to survey recent trends and concerning issues in the rapidly changing field of pediatric sedation. We will study the topic from the perspective of an anesthesiologist. It will also provide information to practitioners on the practice of conscious sedation in dentistry and will also outline the route of administration, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of various drugs used.


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