Multidrug sedation for dental procedures in children younger than eight
In this case study research project I have determined that multidrug sedation in children younger than eight years are possible.Conscious sedation [or sedation where verbal contact with the patient is possible] can be used successfully to decrease anxiety and fear for unpleasant experiences, like dental procedures. Behaviour therapy in conjunction with one or more drugs can be used to depress the central nervous system in order to decrease the patient’s awareness of unpleasant stimuli. This enables treatment to be carried out without patient interference. Extensive literature surveys were done to determine the ideal drugs as well as the ideal route for conscious sedation in dental treatment for children. In this study project drugs like midazolam, propofol, alfentanyl and ketamine were titrated intravenously to achieve conscious sedation.