General Anesthesia – An Option For Periodontal Surgery

Thomas, Betsy S and Garg, Amit and Pralhad, Swati (2009) General Anesthesia – An Option For Periodontal Surgery. Journal of the Society of Periodontists Implantologists of Kerala, 3 (1). pp. 18-21.

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Gingival hyperplasia is a recognized side effect in individuals on anticonvulsant therapy, the management of which is complex. Most of these procedures are carried out in outpatient setting under local anesthesia. The use of general anesthesia as an option for periodontal procedures like gingivectomy is very rare. It is an option when surgery is likely to be prolonged or requires carrying out in multiple stages because of the generalized extensive gingival growth and more so when patient is apprehensive or less cooperative. Presenting a case where the use of general anesthesia was necessitated for gingivectomy since full mouth surgery was required and the patient was apprehensive.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gingival hyperplasia; gingivectomy; general anesthesia
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Periodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 06:36
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 06:36

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