In what cases do dentists treat teeth under general anesthesia?
Dentistry is an ancient science that studies, researches and develops methods for treating teeth, gums and the jaw apparatus. There are more and more new and loyal methods of dental treatment for adults and children, because it is the dentist who is especially afraid of the dentist.
Why is there a fear of a dentist?
Toothache can be acute, piercing or, conversely, prolonged and aching. Any of these conditions negatively affects the psychological state of the patient and going to the doctor seems even more terrible than patience with a toothache. Also, in the memory of many adult patients were doctors who did not use enough anesthesia and pain was sharply felt during treatment.
Young children do not understand what an unfamiliar doctor will do, so they have a fear of the unknown. But, modern medicine does not stand still and unique developments have also affected the dentistry industry.
How to overcome fear of a dentist?
As for adult patients – everything is quite simple. It is important for a patient to forget about the sounds of a terrible boring machine, go to the sites of dental clinics and read information about modern services. Based on this, the patient will understand that anesthesia is not a luxury, but an indispensable element of almost any dental procedure. The fact that sedatives are not hazardous to health, and their administered dose is controlled by experienced anesthetists. With the treatment of tooth decay and tooth filling, it is now carried out quite quickly, using innovative devices. The accuracy of the treatment, due to improved optical instruments, is at the highest level. The esthetic side of treatment is also observed – the color of the filling photopolymer material is selected for the outgoing color of enamel. Having familiarized with the advantages of modern clinics and the desire to get rid of toothache, it will help the patient gather his strength and take care of his health.
For children, a slightly different plan is recommended. The child himself will not be able to get acquainted with the information and give it an adequate assessment. The task of the parents is to introduce the baby to the doctors in the form of a game. The first few visits to the dental clinic should be preventive in nature, where the doctor will only examine the oral cavity and praise the baby for healthy teeth. By creating friendly psychological contact, the child will not be afraid to go to dentistry, which will especially simplify dental treatment.
What is drug sleep in dentistry?
But if these recommendations could not convince the patient of the painlessness of modern dentistry, the doctor can recommend medication sleep.
Dental treatment under general anesthesia is a method of eliminating caries, implantation, prosthetics and other dental procedures under the influence of sedatives that put the patient into sleep. The price of this procedure in Kiev may depend on the drug administered and the number of teeth to be treated.
Dental treatment under general anesthesia is carried out:
With a strong fear of dentists;
If you want to cure a large number of teeth in one go. As a rule, it will be quite difficult for the patient to keep his mouth open for more than two hours, and during general anesthesia this function is supported by a special lock;
With allergic intolerance to local anesthetics;
When removing wisdom teeth (if the clinical case is especially difficult and you have to spend a lot of time on quality removal of the G8).
How is treatment under general anesthesia?
The patient is given a catheter with a sedative drug, after which the patient falls asleep after 6-8 minutes. During medical sleep, the patient does not feel any pain, he simply falls asleep in an armchair and wakes up already when all his teeth have been cured.
The process of anesthesia is monitored by an experienced anesthetist, that hour, maintaining the amount of drug administered and observing the patient’s blood pressure on special devices.
Before prescribing dental treatment under general anesthesia, the patient’s body is diagnosed for possible contraindications.