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Sedation of Uncooperative Pediatric Dental Patients

Andrea Ballini, Stefania Cantore

Citation Information : Ballini A, Cantore S. Sedation of Uncooperative Pediatric Dental Patients. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2015; 4 (1):29-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1091

License: CC BY-SA 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


The approach to managing the behavior of children in the dental environment must be based on empathy with a child in order to understand why the child is distressed, anxious or afraid.

Any dentist treating children needs a spectrum of behavioral techniques from the simplest—tell and show all the way through to a full general anesthetic. Its use is indicated in specific situations and used only when appropriate.

On this basis, the caring dentist discusses with the parent the likely need for various behavioral techniques in the child's management. In this study, we show our experience with oral and nasal sedation in a group of pediatric uncooperative dental patients.

How to cite this article: Cantore S, Ballini A, Saini R. Sedation of Uncooperative Pediatric Dental Patients. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2015;4(1):29-32.

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