Obesity: a complicating factor for sedation in children.

  title={Obesity: a complicating factor for sedation in children.},
  author={Suher Baker and John A Yagiela},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  volume={28 6},
The purpose of this review was to describe the potential influence of childhood obesity on pharmacosedation in pediatric dentistry and provide specific recommendations for managing obese patients. Increasingly common in the United States, childhood obesity poses specific challenges to the dentist. The greatest of these involve the increased potential for respiratory complications because of fat-induced restrictive lung disease and obstructive sleep apnea. Cardiovascular complications associated… CONTINUE READING