J Dent Anesth Pain Med.  2015 Mar;15(1):11-15.

Using nasal cannula for sevoflurane deep sedation in emergency dental treatment

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Dankook university, Korea.
  • 2Department of Anesthesiology, School of Dentistry, Dankook university, Korea. ksomd@naver.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND
Emergency room doctors run into difficulties in treating injured pediatric patients because usually they fell into panic after trauma. In these situation, deep sedation with sevoflurane is fully recommendable method. The conventional way can interrupt common dental treatment procedure.
METHODS
In the present study, nasal cannula was used for sevoflurane deep sedation in 11 dental emergency treatment. Age ranged from 0 to 3 years old (average of 1.8 years).
RESULTS
Treatment duration was from 10 to 35 minutes (average of 16.7 minutes). Average duration of sedation was 25.5 minutes ranging from 15 to 45 minutes.
CONCLUSIONS
It has advantages to use nasal cannula for sevoflurane deep sedation rather than conventional intubation; saves time and secures good operation field.

Keyword

Emergency dental treatment; Nasal cannula; Sevoflurane

MeSH Terms

Catheters*
Deep Sedation*
Emergencies*
Emergency Service, Hospital
Emergency Treatment
Humans
Intubation
Methods
Panic
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