Sedating a patient
A patient who requires general anesthesia may be referred to the dental hospital, such as that at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
After Sedation At the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, parents are usually asked to be present while their child wakes up after sedation.
These agents are used at induction of anaesthesia, to maintain sedation, to reduce elevated intracranial pressure, to terminate seizure activity and facilitate ventilation.
The intent of their use is to prevent secondary brain injury by facilitating and optimising ventilation, reducing cerebral metabolic rate and reducing intracranial pressure.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, also helps children remain calm.
Parents should also avoid bringing other children to the appointment so that they can focus their full attention on the child receiving care.Sedating a patient is normally a very safe procedure, and parents can help reduce the risks and stress level for their child before, during and after the treatment.Types of Sedation Oral sedation, nitrous oxide and intravenous sedation are the major types of sedation dentists provide.Propofol, benzodiazepines, narcotics, barbiturates, etomidate, ketamine, and dexmedetomidine are reviewed and compared.
Several different classes of drugs are used as sedatives in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
If the child experiences vomiting, severe pain, severe bleeding or fever, parents should contact the dentist immediately.