Department of Dental Anesthesiology and Orofacial Pain Management

Introduction of departments

Department of Dental Anesthesiology supplies general anesthetic management during oral surgery and at perioperative period, pain clinic for neuralgia and peripheral nerve palsy etc., and acute medical support in case of emergency in dental clinic.

 In addition, during the dental treatment for the patient complicated with diseases such as hypertension, heart failure, asthma, COPD, cerebral stroke and so on, the elderly or the dentalphobic patient dental anesthesiologists apply sedation techniques and general management for safe and stress-free dental care.

Research content

  1. Study on mechanisms of general anesthetic action
    We study mechanisms of general anesthetic action using brain microdialysis through increasing inhibitive transmitter, decreasing of excitatory transmitter in brain, and proving that knocking down specific nerves affects general anesthesia. We intend to realize safe general anesthesia not giving harmful effects on respiration and circulation. We believe that to make the mechanisms clear will help us to reach the goal.
  2. Development of a novel general anesthetic method applying enhancement of descending pain suppression system
  3. Study on role of each neuron in an intravenous anesthetic agent-induced anesthetic factor
  4. Study on a stage of delirium in general anesthesia
  5. Study on anti-anxiety effects of sedative drugs
  6. Effects of nitrous oxide on cardiovascular system
  7. Study on chronic pain
  8. Study on efficacy of chest compression in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  9. Acute medicine for emergency during dental treatments

Treatment achievements

Principal techniques and each number of cases in this department.
(A number in parentheses is a total of cases per year)

[Pain clinic]

  Stellate ganglion block (550)
  Peripheral nerve block  (400)
  Medication (400)

[Operation room]

  General anesthesia (250)
  Sedation (115)

[Stress-free dental clinic]

  Sedation (430)
  Monitoring (340)


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