Anesthesia for outpatient dental procedures

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While a significant amount of dental procedures can be done in a dentist's office with local anesthetic, there are circumstances when the patient's medical comorbidities require additional monitoring and deeper levels of sedation than can be provided in an outpatient office. These may range in spectrum from mild anxiolysis performed by a dentist, to general anesthesia performed by an anesthesiologist. The content below offers an overview of human dental anatomy, dental notation, levels of sedation, common anxiolytics and anesthetic practices, adverse events, and guidelines for the management of dental anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOut of Operating Room Anesthesia
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Review
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319391502
ISBN (Print)9783319391489
Publication statusPublished - Sep 29 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Barbieri, C., & Whitley, M. (2016). Anesthesia for outpatient dental procedures. In Out of Operating Room Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Review (pp. 237-247). Springer International Publishing.