The perception of pain in the mind of dental patients is a significant deterrant to regular dental attendence by manycontrol of this pain and anxiety is therefore a treatment issue which is central to the clinical practice of dentistry. This textbook covers both local anaesthesia and sedation comprehensively, and provides practical instructions for the dental student. It provides a theoretical framework based on the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of pain and anxiety control. Pain and anxiety control for the concious dental patient provides: comprehensive coverage of pain and anxiety management for concious dental patients; covers the control of operative, perioperative and post-operative pain in dentistry; describes all aspects of local anaesthesia and sedation in dentistry; provides a rational approach to the prescription of drugs; practical guidance and instruction on techniques; over 150 photographs and 50 line diagrams This book covers local anaesthesia including inhalational, intravenous sedation, control of post- operative pain, management of non-dental oro-facial pain and management of medical emergencies related to pain control. It is timely – for example, the teaching of sedation in dental schools is an issue currently being pushed by GDC (1996) Chaps 6 & 9 are unique (Basic principles of dental local anaesthetic injections and Intraligamentary, intra-osseous and intrapulpalanaesthesia).
A wellbeing guide to the art of conscious breathing techniques: boost energy, combat stress and improve heart health.
Breathing is something we all know how to do. And yet, the majority of teenagers and adults let go of their natural ability to breathe fully. We are conditioned from an early age to control our feelings and emotions, and as a result our muscles tighten and our breathing patterns become restricted. The impact on our mental and physical wellbeing is huge.
By learning how to consciously connect to our breath and encourage its natural rhythms, we can harmonise the body and mind, live life fully, find emotional freedom and feel empowered. And Breathe teaches readers how to harness the power of conscious breathing, a technique which helps alleviate stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and depression, leaving readers feel calm yet energised, focused yet relaxed. It is a practical guide to letting go of the unwanted patterns of emotions, blockages and tension which hold us back and includes simple to follow exercises, tips, case studies, interviews and testimonials.