Practical Reviews

Pediatric Dental Rehab Hurts

Background: Postoperative pain following dental procedures completed under general anesthesia (GA) is often a new experience for young children. Formal assessment of pain during the recovery and at-home periods may be necessary but is often not accomplished. Parents and health care providers underestimate children's pain compared with children's self-reports. However, the incidence of children experiencing pain after dental rehabilitation ranges from 74% to 100%. Additionally, anes more...
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