Pain and Anxiety Control for the Conscious Dental Patient
by John Meechan
The perception of pain in the mind of dental patients is a significant deterrant to regular dental attendence. Control of this pain and anxi ety is, ... Show synopsis The perception of pain in the mind of dental patients is a significant deterrant to regular dental attendence. Control of this pain and anxi ety is, therefore, a treatment issue central to the clinical practice of dentistry. This textbook covers both local anesthesia and sedation comprehensively, and offers practical instructions for the dental stud ent. It provides a theoretical framework based on the anatomy, physiol ogy and pharmacology of pain and anxiety control. The book offers comp rehensive coverage of pain and anxiety management for conscious dental patients; control of operative, perioperative and post-operative pain in dentistry; describes all aspects of local anesthesia and sedation in dentistry; provides a rational approach to the prescription of drug s; practical guidance and instruction on techniques; over 150 photogra phs and 50 line diagrams.