Illustrative CasesDeep Sedation With Sevoflurane Inhalation via a Nasal Hood for Brief Dental Procedures in Pediatric PatientsKim, Seung-Oh MD, PhD*; Kim, Young-Jae DDS, PhD†; Hyun, Hong-Keun DDS, PhD†; Koo, Yong-Seo MD‡§; Shin, Teo Jeon MD, PhD†Author Information From the *Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Dankook University, Cheonan-Si, Chungcheongnam-do; †Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University; and ‡Department of Neurology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul; and §Neurology Department, Jeju Medical Center of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Jeju Special Self-governing Province, Korea. Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Teo Jeon Shin, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Seoul National University School of Dentistry, 28 Yeongeon-dong Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-768, Republic of Korea (e-mail: [email protected]). Pediatric Emergency Care: August 2013 - Volume 29 - Issue 8 - p 926-928 doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31829ec4e9 Buy Metrics Abstract Nitrous oxide is widely used for dental sedation. However, weak potency of nitrous oxide requires additional sedatives for maintaining a deeper level of sedation. Sevoflurane, a mainstay in pediatric anesthesia, is a potent anesthetic agent. Some attempts have been made to use sevoflurane for conscious sedation. In this case, we successfully treat pediatric patients under deep sedation by sevoflurane inhalation without other sedatives. Sevoflurane may be useful for sedation in pediatric dental outpatient setting. © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.