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Dental anxiety in paediatric dentistry
Journal Contribution - Journal Article
Subtitle:analysis of the therapeutic choice according to the indication
AbstractAims: Fear of the dentist can lead the patient to refuse dental treatment and being referred to a hospital for specialized care. Two medicinal tools are often offered: conscious sedation by inhalation of a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen or general anesthesia. The objective of this study is to determine the differences between patients treated with sedation compared to those treated with general anesthesia in pediatric dental care.Material and methods: Global and targeted retrospective study based on the indication of 360 patient files of referrals to dental treatment in sedation or general anesthesia. The criteria compared are age, gender, indication, number of technical procedures and follow-up.Results: Young children and patients with signs of anxiety or phobia are younger with more technical procedures performed in general anesthesia than in sedation (p <0.05). Young children are more to be treated in general anesthesia than anxious-phobic patients and vice versa in sedation. (p <0.01)Conclusion: The profile of young patients refusing dental treatment is very different depending on the medical hospital procedure performed.
Journal: Revue Francophone d'Odontologie Pédiatrique
Number of pages: 7
Keywords:Dental anxiety, paediatric dentistry, indication, conscious sedation, general anesthesia