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Retrospective evaluation of pediatric dental treatments under deep sedation

  • Akif Demirel1
  • Nur S Önder2
  • Merve H Kocaoğlu1
  • Çağıl Vural3,*,
  • Şaziye Sarı1

1Pediatric Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University, 06560 Ankara, Turkey

2Pediatric Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Başkent University, 06490 Ankara, Turkey

3Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara University, 06560 Ankara, Turkey

DOI: 10.22514/jocpd.2024.050

Submitted: 12 November 2023 Accepted: 03 March 2024

Online publish date: 16 April 2024

*Corresponding Author(s): Çağıl Vural E-mail:


This study identified the dental treatment modalities administered to patients undergoing dental procedures under deep sedation and examined potential relations among treatment types, age, gender and tooth types. This study protocol included data from 502 patients, including a total of 5141 teeth, who underwent dental procedures under deep sedation between October 2022 and October 2023. The dental treatments were categorized based on primary types and subtypes. Subsequently, this study examined the associations between treatment types and age, gender and tooth type. Data were analyzed using the Chi-Square test, with the significance level set at 5%. Most patients (76.9%) were aged 0–6 years, and 93.4% of the treated teeth were primary teeth. The predominant treatment was restorative therapy (61.6%), followed by extraction (27.2%), endodontic treatment (6.1%), and preventive treatment (5.1%). Among restorative materials, compomer was the most frequently applied (49.8%). Significant differences between the treatment types were observed in terms of age group and tooth type (p < 0.001 for both) but not gender (p = 0.920). Based on our findings, restorative treatments and tooth extraction are the most frequently performed procedures, whereas endodontic treatments are performed less frequently under deep sedation.


Deep sedation; Dental treatment; Endodontic treatment; Preventive treatment; Primary teeth; Restorative treatment; Tooth extraction

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Akif Demirel,Nur S Önder,Merve H Kocaoğlu,Çağıl Vural,Şaziye Sarı. Retrospective evaluation of pediatric dental treatments under deep sedation. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2024.doi:10.22514/jocpd.2024.050.


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