Author(s): Braff MH, Nealon L
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Abstract It would be wrong to draw firm conclusions in this paper, because the methodology was highly subjective. However, the authors are of the opinion that certain conclusions can be drawn: Autistic individuals, even those with wildly aberrant behavior, can frequently receive dental treatment in a routine manner, if adequately sedated. Various sedative drugs may be effective. Combinations of drugs may be successful, where individual drugs have failed. The authors found the combination of Nisentil and Phenergan, supplemented with Vistaril when needed, to be especially effective. N2O-O2 analgesia appears to be beneficial, either alone or as an adjunct to other medications.
This article was published in ASDC J Dent Child
and referenced in Autism-Open Access