Significant side effects appear rare when using oral midazolam for behaviour management in children and adolescents requiring dental treatment

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Unfortunately dental caries remains a significant problem in children with some young children requiring multiple procedures. Traditionally this was managed with general anesthesia, increasingly sedation and behaviour management are seen as potential alternative approaches and a 2010 guideline from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) suggested that midazolam could be used for [read the full story…]

Probably a benefit in prescribing preoperative analgesics prior to orthodontic separator placement

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Pain is not uncommon after dental procedures. This can be linked with an increase in fear of dental procedures and the possible avoidance of treatment. This is of particular importance in children and adolescents and the use of pre-operative analgesics had been suggested as a way of reducing peri-operative pain. The aim of this Cochrane [read the full story…]

75% of patients reported no pain during routine dental treatment

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Despite  improvements in dental practice dental procedures are often perceived as painful and uncomfortable.  The aim of the study was to investigate factors that influence pain intensities associated with routine dental procedures. This study was conducted in general dental practices in the North West of England. 451 dental patients self-reported pain experienced during the procedure [read the full story…]