Treatment of The Dental Anxious Patients Using Nitrous Oxide Oxygen Sedation
Al- Anbar Medical Journal,
2005, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 65-68
AbstractObjective : The objective of this study is to obtain a better compliance of patients by using N20/O relative analgesia in the dental treatment of highly anxious patients or dental phobic patients .
Patients and method : The sample of this study was consisted of 37 subjects (22 female , and 15 male) their age ranged between 8 to20 years ,when we use the dental anxiety scale , all of them were considered as a highly anxious patients towards any dental treatment , A special apparatus was used to give a measured amount of both nitrous oxide and oxygen in a gradual scale to those patients directly before and during the dental treatment in order to find the effect of this method in decreasing the anxiety and fear. The comparison was done in the results of dental anxiety scale before and after using this method in the treatment for all the subjects in this study.
Results: A highly significant differences were recorded between the result of the first and second questionnaire of dental anxiety scale, which revealed a decrease in the anxiety and fear for these patient after using the nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture during the treatment .
Conclusion : From this study , - we concluded that using nitrous oxide /oxygen mixture (relative analgesia ) through the procedure of dental treatment , is a very practical method in treatment and management of highly anxious patient.
Key words: Relative analgesia . Inhalation sedation, nitrous oxide , anxious patient .
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