Department of Dental Anesthesiology

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.

宮脇卓也

Director,
Department of Dental Anesthesiology
Takuya 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 deep 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
  • Challenge test for allergy (anaphylaxis) to dental local anesthetics

For outpatient visits

The policy of our department is to provide a pain-free, safe, relaxing, and satisfied condition during dental treatment or oral and maxillofacial surgery. Therefore, we aim to provide better and higher-quality anesthetic care to dental patients. Furthermore, we hope to contribute to health promotion and welfare of the local community through the performance of our specialty.