2023 Volume 11 Issue 2
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The Attitude of Special Needs Patients’ Parents in KSA Towards General Anesthesia in Dental Treatment


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Abstract

General anesthesia (GA) is a temporary loss of sensation and total unconsciousness that resembles a very deep sleep. Anesthetics, which are specialized medications or other chemicals, are what induce it. This study aims to determine parental attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs toward GA. The objective of this study will be to understand parents’ educational level and co-relating it to acceptance or rejection of GA and understanding parents’ concerns regarding GA. This is a cross-sectional study among parents of children with special need. An online questionnaire using Google Forms was distributed to pediatric patients’ parents in Saudi Arabia via social media and messengers to prevent contamination. It was concluded that the parents hesitate to go for anesthesia-related treatment for their children. Their fear and anxiety also play a role in this hesitation. Parents must be educated and provided with counseling in order to improve their children’s oral health.


How to cite this article
Vancouver
Almotawah F, Balhareth J, Zamandar H, Halawani S, AlHassan F. The Attitude of Special Needs Patients’ Parents in KSA Towards General Anesthesia in Dental Treatment. Ann Dent Spec. 2023;11(2):111-9. https://doi.org/10.51847/yT7SljOWYZ
APA
Almotawah, F., Balhareth, J., Zamandar, H., Halawani, S., & AlHassan, F. (2023). The Attitude of Special Needs Patients’ Parents in KSA Towards General Anesthesia in Dental Treatment. Annals of Dental Specialty, 11(2), 111-119. https://doi.org/10.51847/yT7SljOWYZ
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