Current trends in intravenous sedative drugs for dental procedures

  title={Current trends in intravenous sedative drugs for dental procedures},
  author={Ji-Young Yoon and Eun-Jung Kim},
  booktitle={Journal of dental anesthesia and pain medicine},
Anxiety and phobia in dental procedures are common deterrents for patients visiting the dental care unit. For these individuals, procedural sedation may aid in completion of dental treatments. In most cases, the patients are conscious during sedation, thereby allowing spontaneous ventilation. Intravenous sedation (IVS) is widely used during dental treatment to relieve patient anxiety. IVS is the most effective route of administration to achieve this goal, but it requires advanced training, more… CONTINUE READING