Message from the Director of the Department
Dental anesthesiology is positioned as an independent field in dental science, which specializes in pain control, anxiety relief, and safety control in dental treatment and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The Department of Dental Anesthesiology is a specialty department, consisting of dental anesthesiologists who have the Japanese Board of Dental Anesthesiologist (JBDA) and/or the Board Certified Dental Anesthesiology Specialist (BCDAS), which are certificated by the Japanese Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Department of Dental AnesthesiologyTakuya Miyawaki
Scope of Target Diseases
General Anesthesia for Dental Patients
We provide general anesthesia to inpatients undergoing oral and maxillofacial surgery and outpatients with special needs for dental treatments.
Sedation and Monitored Anesthesia Care for Dental Patients
We relieve mental stress induced by dental treatment and surgery, and provide safety and relaxation to dental patients.
Orofacial Pain Clinic
Orofacial pain is often caused by multiple diseases, including neuropathic pain, myofascial pain, psychogenic pain, and odontogenic pain. Therefore, we diagnose and treat them with knowledge derived from pain clinics and dentistry.
Suspected Allergy (Anaphylaxis) to Dental Local Anesthetics
We perform allergy tests of local dental anesthetics in patients who have histories of adverse reactions to local anesthesia.
Features and Description of Medical Care
In the hospital, we specialize in anesthetic management for patients undergoing oral and maxillofacial surgery and for patients with special needs and/or with specific fear of dental treatment, providing sedation, monitored anesthesia care, and ambulatory general anesthesia to dental patients. We are also specialists in orofacial pain clinic for patients with orofacial pain, including neuropathic pain, myofascial pain, psychogenic pain, and persistent odontogenic pain. Highly advanced/specialized medical treatments are the following.
- Ambulatory general anesthesia and sedation for dental outpatients with special needs
- Pain clinic for patients with orofacial pain using cognitive behavioral therapy
- Intravenous sedation using a brain wave-guided target-controlled infusion
- Intravenous sedation for high risk patients using nasal high-flow cannula
- Challenge test for allergy (anaphylaxis) to dental local anesthetics