Oral midazolam in pediatric dentistry.
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The study was aimed at observing the changes in cooperation level of children undergoing dental procedures following the administration of a single oral dose of 7.5mg of Midazolam. Children were multinational, and ranged in age between 24 to 59 months. All subjects were considered to be resistant to routine behavioural management techniques. There was a 77.8% treatment visit success. The success rate was statistically insignificant between the sexes. Due to the small population, differences could not be elicited based on nationality and age group of subjects. There were however noticeable differences in behaviour based on the dental procedure being performed. Dental extraction had the poorest cooperation followed by cavity preparation. Cooperation improved significantly when the rubber dam was removed (where applied). Midazolam was found to increase treatment visit success rates in the present study.
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