Pain and Anxiety Control for the Conscious Dental Patient

Paperback | May 1, 1998

byJohn G. Meechan, Nigel D. Robb, Robin A. Seymour

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The perception of pain in the mind of dental patients is a significant deterrant to regular dental attendence by manycontrol of this pain and anxiety is therefore a treatment issue which is central to the clinical practice of dentistry. This textbook covers both local anaesthesia and sedationcomprehensively, and provides practical instructions for the dental student. It provides a theoretical framework based on the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of pain and anxiety control. Pain and anxiety control for the concious dental patient provides: comprehensive coverage of pain and anxiety management for concious dental patients; covers the control of operative, perioperative and post-operative pain in dentistry; describes all aspects of local anaesthesia and sedation indentistry; provides a rational approach to the prescription of drugs; practical guidance and instruction on techniques; over 150 photographs and 50 line diagrams This book covers local anaesthesia including inhalational, intravenous sedation, control of post- operative pain, management ofnon-dental oro-facial pain and management of medical emergencies related to pain control. It is timely - for example, the teaching of sedation in dental schools is an issue currently being pushed by GDC (1996) Chaps 6 and 9 are unique (Basic principles of dental local anaesthetic injections andIntraligamentary, intra-osseous and intrapulpalanaesthesia).

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The perception of pain in the mind of dental patients is a significant deterrant to regular dental attendence by manycontrol of this pain and anxiety is therefore a treatment issue which is central to the clinical practice of dentistry. This textbook covers both local anaesthesia and sedationcomprehensively, and provides practical inst...

John G. Meechan, Nigel D. Robb, and Robin A. Seymour are all at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:May 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192628488

ISBN - 13:9780192628480

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Table of Contents

1. Anatomy and Physiology of Pain Transmission 2. Pharmacology of Dental Local Anaesthesia 3. Local Anaesthetic Drugs 4. Local Anaesthetic Equipment 5. Topical Anaesthesia 6. Basic Principles of Dental Local Anaesthesic Injections 7. Local Anaesthesia in the Maxilla 8. Local Anaesthesia in the Mandible 9. Intraligamentary, Intraosseous, and Intrapulpal Anaesthesia 10. Management of Failed Local Anaesthesia 11. Local Anaesthesia: Contra-indications and Complications 12. Non-pharmacological Methods of Pain Control 13. Conscious Sedation in Dentistry 14. The Pharmacology of Sedative Agents 15. Oral Sedation and Premedication 16. Transmucosal Sedation 17. Inhalation Sedation 18. Intravenous Sedation 19. Polypharmacy Sedation in Dentistry 20. Monitoring the Sedated Dental Patient 21. Medicolegal Aspects of the Practice of Sedation in Dentistry 22. Analgesics in Dentistry Appendix 1: Presedation checklist Appendix 2: Training for the practice of sedation

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`This text is well written and illustrated- it includes line drawrings and excellent black and white photographs- and as such is very easy and enjoyable reading. It deserves a place in the library of any dental or medical clinician involved in direct patient treatment and student teaching.'Pain Res Manage