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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 91-94

Management of a high risk epileptic patient under conscious sedation: A multidisciplinary approach


1 Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Madha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Anesthesiology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Burnice Nalina Kumari Chellathurai
Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Madha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.170817

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Epilepsy, characterized by the risk of recurrent seizures, is a chronic disease that afflicts about 5% of the world's population. The main dental problems associated with epileptic patients include gingival hyperplasia, minor oral injuries, tooth trauma, and prosthodontic problems, which require the dental treatment. Stress and fear are the most common triggering factors for the epilepsy in dental chair. Therefore, a more appropriate method of treating such epileptic patients may be warranted. Conscious sedation is a technique of providing good anesthesia and analgesia to patients, the main advantage of which is the patient's rapid return to presentation levels. Midazolam used as a sedative agent has anticonvulsant properties. This case report highlights a case requiring multiple dental procedures carried out in a high risk epileptic patient under conscious sedation.


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