• Users Online: 492
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-5

Professional negligence during nitrous oxide sedation and child fatality in dental office and suggested precautions: A short communication on childcare and nitrous oxide sedation

1 Department of Forensic Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas-RS, Brazil
2 Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas-RS, Brazil
3 Department of Forensic Dentistry, Karnavati School of Dentistry, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed Irfan
School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas-RS 96020-010
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AIHB.AIHB_118_19

Rights and Permissions

Paediatric death inside dental office by the effect of anaesthesia in dentistry is a very difficult case but not rare. In this article, we reviewed more than thirty studies with data focussing on death associated with dental anaesthesia using nitrous oxide (N2O). In children, most cases died at the age of 2–5 years. Hypoxia was the most common cause of death and cardiovascular, respiratory. Although rare death following general anaesthesia in dentistry, it is a critical side effect mostly seen in adult patients with compromised health conditions. Therefore, appropriate case selection in regard to patient's general health status as well as standard technical and equipment conditions is mandatory to reduce the risk of death during N2O dental anaesthesia in children. We have also given the list of guidelines and dietary care for children during N2O anaesthetic procedures inside the dental office.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded306    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal