The infant, like the young un-cooperative or odontophobic patient, constitute the most complex type of patient to be treated and it is frequent in modern society. The treatment of these patients is necessary to resolve the infectious-antalgic urgency and subsequently to build the patient/doctor relationship for continuing general dental care. Conscious sedation is the only way to approach this type of patient. Where therapeutic success with traditional sedation techniques is not achieved, as frequently happens in these patients, sedation with ketamine is the extreme ratio for the purpose of effective resolution of the dental problem, obviously carried out within facilities authorized for these anesthesiological modalities such as private outpatient surgery structures where, when necessary, it is possible to carry out the treatments also under general anesthesia as well as with ketamine.

Ketamine in dentistry: a useful way for non-compliant pediatric patients

De Santis, D;Zotti, F;Zangani, A;Finotti, M
2020

Abstract

The infant, like the young un-cooperative or odontophobic patient, constitute the most complex type of patient to be treated and it is frequent in modern society. The treatment of these patients is necessary to resolve the infectious-antalgic urgency and subsequently to build the patient/doctor relationship for continuing general dental care. Conscious sedation is the only way to approach this type of patient. Where therapeutic success with traditional sedation techniques is not achieved, as frequently happens in these patients, sedation with ketamine is the extreme ratio for the purpose of effective resolution of the dental problem, obviously carried out within facilities authorized for these anesthesiological modalities such as private outpatient surgery structures where, when necessary, it is possible to carry out the treatments also under general anesthesia as well as with ketamine.
Ketamine
anesthesia
odontophobic patient
patient/doctor relationship
Anesthesia, Dental
Anesthesia, General
Child
Conscious Sedation
Dentistry
Humans
Infant
Ketamine
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