Does your dentist have restraints on the chair?
Not that I have seen. Probably kept hidden 😕 I've seen them on Oral Surgeons chair.
Not that I've ever noticed.
I saw an article about Korean dentists, they have a sort of fishnet than can be passed over the chair, patient can move a bit hands under net, but not oppose resistance to the dentist, and being a net patient can see the hands under it
In the 'old days' (that's the 70's to 90's) certainly in the UK General anaesthesia was carried out in dental surgeries (offices) for dental alveolar and maxillo-facial surgery. For technical reasons relating to the anaesthetic machines and the period before Halothane and its derivatives, inducing anaesthesia was very hit and miss and the 'excitement phase' frequently triggered with extreme movement and activity. For this reason many of these practices had a thick strap which looped across the chair and restrained the patient (to prevent them leaping up and damaging themselves or the equipment!!). Usually loose until eye closure.
McKesson props and other items used for mouth opening. I provided GA in those environments many times.
Also in the USA in particular small children were strapped into or onto a papoose board according to my dental mates. Pretty disturbing in my view and probably produced many denatl phobics -or bondage fetishists?!
Never been restrained or seen restraints at the various dentists I have gone to, but took my children to a pediatric dentist a few years ago and they wanted me to sign a waiver saying they could be strapped to a papoose board if the dentist considered it necessary. I refused to sign the form and they told me they wouldn't see them unless I did so we walked out. So yeah, papoose boards are apparently a thing in the U.S. I had never heard of them before and had to Google them on my phone in the reception area.
Only if i havent paid and try to leave
For children or developmentally disabled patients, a papoose board can be an alternative to sedation or general anesthesia. A papoose board is also helpful for disabled people who want to be cooperative but are unable to control their body movements, so it actually is a safety measure so they don't get cut if they move while drilling or other work is being done with sharp instruments.
Maybe the dentist felt the child was unruly and the papoose board might become necessary? Kids who walk right in, sit down and open their mouths ready to get to work are usually treated as if they were mature cooperative adults. Kids who whine or otherwise don't follow instructions will have a greater likelihood of other means of behavior management.
Never seen a destist chair with restraints here
Never seen one in practice but would love the opportunity to be restrained while getting drilled.
I guess, the restraints are hidden in some drawers. Main usage is in sedation dentistry, I guess.
Here a nice, rare clip of preparing a patient for sedation in earlier days:
In modern dentistry there is no use for restraints in other cases. However, I believe that practices to keep the patient under control with restraints were more tolerated many years before. In the 70s and 80s there was no general use of novocaine, so the treatments were much more painful - with all side effects.
My real dentist does not have restraints on the chair. I’ve only heard/seen of this in oral surgery. For play, though, this is a necessity in my opinion.
Not that I've ever seen.
Never seen a chair with restraints in the clinic I go to but it is a common staple in almost all of my chat based roleplays. Helps keep the patient ‘safe’ you know.
Only as a kid, haven't seen dentists using restraints in a while.
Has anyone seen or had the Daisy PSR system used on them, or a Papoose Board and a wrap, or anything like that?
Dia, does this mean you've had restraints used on you at a younger age?
I’ve never seen this in person, but I’ve seen pictures and videos of chairs like this. It’s intimidating for sure, but I like that.
IRL I have never seen this
Do this as a uk dentist and you will be jailed.
Yes, several times until I was about 15
How were you restrained to the chair? What was the reason? How did you feel about it?
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