Predicting the choice of anaesthesia for third molar surgery – guideline or the easy-line?

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stephanie at workWe are delighted that Stephanie Sammut has published the results of her research in the British Dental Journal. Stephanie’s research has been done at the Edinburgh Dental Institute as part of her specialist training in Oral Surgery. The paper shows that a maxillofacial environment is more likely to lead to the prescription of general anaesthetic for third molar removal than a pure oral surgery clinic. It promotes risk reduction by discouraging the use of general anaesthesia for third molar surgery and recognises that choice of anaesthesia is dependent on multiple factors. Stephanie and her co-authors also highlight IV sedation as a useful and safe modality for anxiety management.

> Read the abstract online.

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