1. Introduction

  1. Nicola Rogers

Published Online: 8 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342451.ch1

Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing

Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing

How to Cite

Rogers, N. (2011) Introduction, in Basic Guide to Dental Sedation Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342451.ch1

Author Information

  1. Pre and Post Registration Qualifications, Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334708

Online ISBN: 9781444342451



  • conscious sedation - and why dental sedation, is needed;
  • anxiety in dental environment - fear, as phobic, and anxiety;
  • sedation in oral, inhalation and transmucosal forms - patient's fears and anxieties;
  • conscious sedation, a technique - use of drug or drugs, state of depression;
  • drugs and techniques, conscious sedation - dental treatment, a margin of safety;
  • any loss of consciousness - general anaesthetic, for patient's safety;
  • state of conscious sedation;
  • clinicians, using different techniques - drugs, through different routes;
  • anxiety and phobia - state of unease, of whatever is causing them to feel anxious;
  • physiological reasons - pain or anxiety, an overreacting sympathetic nervous system


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of conscious sedation

  • Why dental sedation is used

  • Bibliography