Effectiveness of premedication agents administered prior to nitrous oxide/oxygen


BAYGIN Ö. , Bodur H., Isik B.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY, vol.27, no.4, pp.341-346, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/eja.0b013e3283313cdd
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.341-346
  • Keywords: anxious children, hydroxyzine hydrochloride, ketamine, midazolam, oral sedation, PREANESTHETIC MEDICATION, MIDAZOLAM, SEDATION, CHILDREN, KETAMINE, HYDROXYZINE

Abstract

Background and objective In paediatric dentistry, when anxiety, fear of dental procedures or behavioural impairment precludes the conduct of dental treatments, sedation procedures are required. However, sedation at the desired level might not be achieved despite administration of various agents. The present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of oral premedication with different agents on children scheduled for dental treatment under nitrous oxide/oxygen (N(2)O/O(2)) sedation.