Control of anxiety and pain is fundamental to the practice of dentistry. This book examines the pharmacology and principles of safe sedation practice, basic physiology and anatomy of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, standards of good practice, and medicolegal considerations. Basic sedation techniques such as intravenous midazolam and inhaled nitrous oxide and oxygen are described in detail, and alternative techniques for special circumstances are also outlined. New to this edition is a chapter on general anesthesia that outlines the indications for its use in dental care as well as special considerations for the provider.
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