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Indications for dental treatment under general anesthesia

Radosveta Andreeva

Abstract

Pain control is a part of behavior management. If the pain is not controlled, it will affect the quality of work the dental practitioner can achieve. Dental treatment performed under general anesthesia allows dental practitioners to benefit from improved treatment conditions and provide better treatment. In addition, it also allows dentists to treat patients who otherwise cannot be treated in private dental offices, including children with high anxiety and/or phobias, poorly cooperative and non-cooperative children, patients with developmental disorders, patients with muscular control problems, patients with increased vomiting reflex. Many parents choose to treat their children under general anesthesia to reduce stress and increase comfort, and some children need this kind of treatment due to lack of cooperation due to early age, lack of maturity or physical/mental disorders.


Keywords

general anesthesia; indications; behavioral management

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v50i3.5327

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Radosveta Andreeva
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine

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