Of course, the public has to be educated and informed about possible risks and complications with children. But, if a child is not monitored and the dental office is not trained in advanced life support techniques, this could turn into a life and death situation very quickly.In situations of local anesthetic overdose, with proper airway management and ventilation, a local anesthetic-induced seizure often ceases in less than one minute.1 Dental anesthesia is commonly used in dental practices around the world."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.
The goal is to provide quality dental treatment in both cooperative and uncooperative children.
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Sedation is used to increase the cooperation of children during treatment.
Many dental professionals who treat kids are now performing more invasive procedures, such as filling cavities or extracting teeth, in conjunction with conscious sedation.
This is a type of sedation in which the child feels completely calm and relaxed but can still breathe normally on his or her own and respond to certain stimuli.