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Pain and Anxiety Control for the Conscious Dental Patient : Oxford Medical Publications - John G. Meechan

Pain and Anxiety Control for the Conscious Dental Patient

Oxford Medical Publications

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Published: 1st May 1998
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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 sedation comprehensively, 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 in dentistry; 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 of non-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 & 9 are unique (Basic principles of dental local anaesthetic injections and Intraligamentary, intra-osseous and intrapulpalanaesthesia).

`This book deals with a complex subject area in a clear and precise manner. The authors... demonstrate a lucid grasp of the material and have chosen a style accessible to readers with various levels of prior knowledge.' European Journal of Orthodontics `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

Anatomy and physiology of pain transmission
Pharmacology of dental local anaesthesia
Local anaesthetic drugs
Local anaesthetic equipment
Topical anaesthesia
Basic principles of dental local anaesthetic injections
Local anaesthesia in the maxilla
Local anaesthesia in the mandible
Intraligamentary, intraosseous, and intrapulpal anaesthesia
Management of failed local anaesthesia
Local anaesthesia: contra-indications and complications
Non-pharmacological methods of pain control
Conscious sedation in dentistry
The pharmacology of sedative agents
Oral sedation and premedication
Transmucosal sedation
Inhalation sedation
Intravenous sedation
Polypharmacy sedation in dentistry
Monitoring the sedated dental patient
Medicolegal aspects of the practice of sedation in dentistry
Analgesics in dentistry
Presedation checklist
Training for the practice of sedation
Index
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ISBN: 9780192628480
ISBN-10: 0192628488
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 1st May 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 7