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2008-11-26 16:26:25

Patients in a dentist's chair can experience dizziness, lightheadedness, palpitations, nausea, sweating and hyperventilation, a paper by a U.S. dentist said. Lead author Rubia Kapusta said both dentists and patients should be aware of the signs and be prepared for a condition known as vasovagal syncope, which is characterized by a loss of consciousness and muscle tone, which typically are preceded by non-specific symptoms that last anywhere from a few seconds to a minute. Any patient who...

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2008-11-26 15:32:04

You see it in movies or while viewing your favorite sitcom; a scene at the doctor's office where the character inevitably gets a little woozy which leads to a fainting spell. It may seem funny when watching it all unfold on television, but according to a study in the May/June 2008 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal, this type of reaction, in real life settings, these breath-holding scenarios are the most common emergency...


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