Dental treatment under general anesthesia
Dental treatment under general anesthesia always takes place in close cooperation with our anesthetist. Our focus here is on facilitating treatment for every patient who would like to have dental treatment performed under general anesthesia for certain reasons (e.g. great fear, extensive oral surgery). It is particularly important to discuss the treatment under general anesthesia and the preparation for it in advance.
Important content of the conversation may include: a. the mode of action of anesthesia, the course of treatment, general risks of treatment under general anesthesia, the duration of the anesthesia and what should be considered in the period after treatment. We also go into detail about the preparation in the hours before the procedure. We take enough time for the interview so that you leave the practice well informed and without any open questions.
sedoanalgesia & anesthesia
We offer our patients two forms of anesthesia, sedoanalgesia and intubation anesthesia. In both cases
- The treatment takes place on an outpatient basis in our practice.
- The treatment is carried out in cooperation with and under constant monitoring (monitoring of vital signs) by our anesthesiologist, who has many years of experience in the field of outpatient anesthesia for dental treatments.
- the anesthesia is stopped immediately after the procedure.
- patients can go home after a short rest.
- it is not possible to drive a motor vehicle after treatment, which is why patients have to take care of a transport home before the procedure.
Sedoanalgesia will too Analgosedierung or twilight called and describes a form of anesthesia with medicinal pain elimination with simultaneous calming ("dampening") of the consciousness. It is an intravenous form of anesthesia. On the one hand, the patient is under anesthesia, sleepy and painless, on the other hand he breathes himself and can perceive and react to external stimuli.
Intubation anesthesia is complete anesthesia (general anesthesia). Ventilation takes place here via a tube, which is located in the nose or mouth. Intubation anesthesia "turns off" consciousness. A very deep sleep-like state is brought about, in which the treatment measures carried out cannot be consciously perceived by the patient.
Which form of anesthesia is the best option in individual cases depends on various factors (type and duration of the dental procedure, physical requirements of the patient, etc.) and is decided together with the anesthetist.
General anesthesia can make dental treatment much easier for many anxious patients, as well as for patients who undergo major oral surgery or other extensive surgery (e.g. implantation of multiple implants, extensive oral surgery).
Treatment under general anesthesia can only be carried out if the patient fulfills the necessary basic health requirements. Possible reasons that speak against treatment under general anesthesia (contraindications) include a. certain underlying conditions (e.g. certain cardiovascular and metabolic diseases) or hypersensitivity to certain medications. This will be discussed in detail in the anesthetic briefing. Although the anesthetist is prepared for this residual risk, it remains his opinion to recommend in the interest of the patient that general anesthesia should be avoided under certain circumstances.
Every form of anesthesia is accompanied by general risks, which are discussed in detail in practice in a personal consultation. In general, it is a safe treatment procedure that has been routinely carried out with great success for many years.
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