Title

Hypnosis and Pharmacological Sedation for Medically Compromised Patients

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1996

Abstract

Sedating medically compromised patients (i.e., geriatric patients, patients with cardiac, kidney, or liver diseases, and those with other severe systemic conditions) for dental procedures can increase the risk of adverse events for this group of patients and can also increase the risk of liability for the clinician. The authors treated 17 apprehensive dental patients with a combination technique using hypnosis and sedative drugs. The use of hypnosis reduced the amount of sedative agent required and alleviated patient anxiety. The results indicate that hypnosis effectively allows for a reduction in the sedative dosage and provides successful and comfortable dental treatment.

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

32

Last Page

40

Disciplines

Respiratory Tract Diseases

PubMedID

8598029

Department(s)

Department of Dental Medicine

Document Type

Article