Journal Article

Intravenous sedation: an adjunct to enable orthodontic treatment for children with disabilities

Stella Chaushu, David Gozal and Adrian Becker

in The European Journal of Orthodontics

Published on behalf of European Orthodontics Society

Volume 24, issue 1, pages 81-89
Published in print February 2002 | ISSN: 0141-5387
Published online February 2002 | e-ISSN: 1460-2210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejo/24.1.81
Intravenous sedation: an adjunct to enable orthodontic treatment for children with disabilities

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontics

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Intravenous (IV) sedation has become established as an important and preferred alternative to general anaesthesia (GA), in order to overcome difficulties in patient management encountered in the delivery of routine dental treatment of the disabled. However, its potential for the delivery of orthodontics for this group has never been exploited.

The present pilot study describes the use of IV sedation with propofol to enable the performance of certain complex orthodontic and surgical procedures, which require strict control of the oral environment for prolonged periods, in a group of 10 of the most‐difficult‐to‐manage disabled patients. The use of IV sedation provided a satisfactory management modality in these patients, who had previously been referred for GA. The parents reported complete satisfaction and general agreement that the same modality would again be welcomed.

IV sedation significantly reduces the use of GA and makes treatment more readily available to a larger number of disabled patients.

Journal Article.  0 words. 

Subjects: Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.