Commonly Used Iv Fluids in Children Undergoing Dental Treatment Under General Anesthesia

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Akansha Kishen, Dr. Lavanya Govindaraju, Dr.Ganesh Jeevanandan


The treatment for the pediatric patients is a challenging situation for the dental practitioner. The administration of different fluid rates in children varies on the imperviousness and amount of dehydration. In case of pediatric patients who are already dehydrated and require resuscitation, a compound of Ringer’s lactate (LR) measuring 20 ml/kg should be immediately administered intravenously. The ultimate aim of intravenous fluids in the body is to restore an adequate vascular fluid volume enabling for cardiovascular stability as the basic component, organ perfusion to the maximum extent and adequate oxygenation to the various tissues of the body. AIM- This study aims to evaluate the commonly used IV fluids in children during the course of general anesthesia.


It is a retrospective study, done in private dental college and hospitals, Chennai. Patients records were reviewed and the data of 300 patients between September 2020 and February 2021 were analysed. Total sample data was 166 and was minimised by inclusion of available data. Collected data were analysed using SPSS statistical software.


Among a total of 167 students, 51.2% were females and the rest of about 48.08% were males. The maximum was opted by DNS as 57.23% followed by 29.52% for normal saline (NS), and 12.65% for Ringer Lactate (RL). On the other hand, only 0.60% opted for the others. With the maximum obtained by DNS (Dextrose Normal Saline), which has the efficacy to maintain the body fluids.


The Dextrose normal saline is selected maximum for the clinical purpose in the pediatric patients who undergo treatment under General anesthesia. It maintains normal body fluid balance as compared to other intravenous fluids.

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Akansha Kishen, Dr. Lavanya Govindaraju, Dr.Ganesh Jeevanandan. (2022). Commonly Used Iv Fluids in Children Undergoing Dental Treatment Under General Anesthesia. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 10, 206 –. Retrieved from