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Pediatric  Dental  Health


May 1, 2003

MANAGEMENT OF PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES IN THE DENTAL OFFICE

Medical emergencies can occur anywhere, even a dental office. Although pediatric emergencies are uncommon during a dental appointment, they may be life-threatening when they do happen. Emergencies may be due to a variety of causes, including: a child's pre-existing medical condition, an airway obstruction caused by dental material, or problems related to a sedation procedure.