Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 288--291

Using nitrous oxide inhalation sedation for classical conditioning - An evaluative study


Vinita Goyel, Aman Jain, Shivani Mathur, Manvi Malik, Vinod Sachdev 
 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, ITS-CDSR, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Vinita Goyel
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, ITS-CDSR, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
India

Purpose: This study was undertaken to evaluate conscious sedation as a means of classical conditioning for managing paediatric dental patients. Methods: A total of 20 healthy children (American Society of Anesthesiologists I) aged 5–9 years with positive and definitely positive Frankel behaviour rating scale were evaluated. In the first appointment (A1) non-invasive treatment under nitrous oxide inhalation sedation was performed and oxygen saturation and pulse rate at 10%, 30% and 50% were recorded. In subsequent appointment (A2) same treatment was executed under 100% oxygen and recordings were taken. Behaviour was assessed using comfort scale. Results: No significant difference was observed in pulse rate, oxygen saturation and visual analogue scale whereas scores of comfort scale showed significant results. Conclusion: Once behaviour modification to dental treatment is achieved, subsequent visit can be undertaken even without sedation, giving oxygen as a placebo where patient is sensitized to nasal hood resulting in positive dental behaviour.


How to cite this article:
Goyel V, Jain A, Mathur S, Malik M, Sachdev V. Using nitrous oxide inhalation sedation for classical conditioning - An evaluative study.Indian J Dent Res 2021;32:288-291


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Goyel V, Jain A, Mathur S, Malik M, Sachdev V. Using nitrous oxide inhalation sedation for classical conditioning - An evaluative study. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 24 ];32:288-291
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