J Dent Anesth Pain Med.  2020 Feb;20(1):1-8. 10.17245/jdapm.2020.20.1.1.

Midazolam use in pediatric dentistry: a review

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, India. drjainshreyans@gmail.com

Abstract

Behaviour management and dental procedures performed in very young, pre-cooperative, highly anxious, or medically disabled children are challenging tasks. Various drugs and methods have, however, been introduced to facilitate treatment for this patient population. Midazolam is a benzodiazepine used as an adjunct to behavior management techniques in the dental treatment of pediatric patients. Midazolam can be used as a safe and effective drug for conscious sedation, general anesthetic premedication, and treatment of seizures during dental procedures. Nevertheless, further research involving pediatric patients would be beneficial.

Keyword

Benzodiazepines; Conscious Sedation; Midazolam; Pediatric Dentistry

MeSH Terms

Benzodiazepines
Conscious Sedation
Disabled Children
Humans
Midazolam*
Pediatric Dentistry*
Premedication
Seizures
Benzodiazepines
Midazolam

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