Treatment of teeth under anaesthesia
We treat teeth under anaesthetic using specialised equipment,
Anaesthesia in the ODENT clinic in Warsaw
We offer dental treatment under anaesthesia to patients who particularly exhibit fear of dental treatment and are sensitive to pain.
We provide services in the field of:
- dental surgery
- conservative dentistry
- pediatric dentistry
Anesthesia, causing sleep, deprives the feeling of pain.
In order to perform anesthesia, it is usually necessary to insert a special needle into a vein in the forearm. It is through this needle that all the drugs necessary for sleep are administered. When the patient falls asleep, a tube is inserted into the windpipe to ensure proper breathing, which is removed just before the patient wakes up.
The purpose of general anesthesia (anesthesia) is to ensure patient comfort and safe performance of the necessary procedure.
What it looks like
dental treatment under anaesthetic?
- A patient deciding to undergo surgery under general anaesthesia first has a consultation with the dentist who will perform the procedure, then consults with the anaesthetist who provides information on general anaesthesia. The anaesthetist will answer all your worrying questions, explain the whole procedure in detail, refer you to the tests necessary for such a procedure. Such a consultation must take place at least one week before surgery so that the patient has time to carry out the recommended tests.
- Anaesthetic history consists of general information, i.e. the patient's weight, age; past/current illnesses; medication taken and other measures affecting the patient's health.
- During the procedure, when the patient is asleep, the anaesthetist monitors the vital functions with the aid of special apparatus i.e. breathing and heart rate, while the dentist performs the procedure.
- After the procedure, the patient is directed to a specially prepared roomThe patient remains under medical observation until he regains strength and full consciousness (the length of time spent there depends on the length of the procedure and the patient's well-being). The patient returns home the same day, necessarily under the care of a responsible adult.
How to prepare for anaesthesia? Recommendations
On the day of dental surgery under general anaesthesia, please remember the following recommendations:
- You must not eat anything for 6 hours and drink liquids 2 hours before anesthesia
- You should ensure the assistance of an adult who will take you home after the procedure
- Please take the medications you take daily at the usual time with only one sip of plain boiled water, unless your doctor has told you otherwise. If in doubt, please contact the anesthetist.
- Makeup must not be worn
- Remove nail polish
- Please leave jewelry and large cash at home
- You must provide yourself with a suitable means of transport (car, taxi)
dental treatment under anaesthetic?
Dental treatment under anaesthesia may be recommended for different groups of patients with different health needs and conditions. Some of the situations in which dental treatment under anaesthesia may be indicated include:
- Patients with fear of the dentist (fear of dental procedures) who are unable to undergo dental treatment in the traditional way due to excessive stress and anxiety.
- Children who are too young or too anxious to calmly go through routine dental procedures.
- Patients with psychiatric disorders that render them uncooperative during dental procedures.
- People with medical conditions, such as autism, who may find it difficult to remain calm when visiting the dentist.
- Patients with physical or intellectual disabilities who may have difficulty maintaining the position required for a dental procedure.
Dental treatment under anaesthesia may also be advisable for long and complex procedures to ensure patient comfort and to enable dentists to perform procedures efficiently and safely.
anaesthetic dental treatment
Treatment of teeth under anaesthesia is not possible if the patient is allergic to any of the anaesthetics or has a severely diseased airway.
Other contraindications may also include diabetes, heart or kidney disease.
Within our team, we ensure the highest standard of care during every stage of treatment. We guarantee the safety and comfort of our patients, thanks to our experienced anaesthetists who oversee every general anaesthetic. Their expert care and precision ensure peace of mind and safety during medical procedures.
Depending on the specific procedure, dental procedures are handled by one or more of our experienced specialists. Each has the extensive knowledge and skills necessary for comprehensive patient care. Their professionalism and commitment ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of each procedure.
We want every patient to feel comfortable and confident when visiting our practice. If you would like to get to know our team better and find out more about our specialists, you are cordially invited to view their profiles at About us.
We are proud of our team, which not only guarantees high quality medical services, but also cares about the comfort and well-being of each patient with a focus on professionalism and an individual approach to health needs.
Frequently asked questions
o anaesthesia in general
Comfort and anxiety reduction: For those suffering from dental anxiety, anaesthesia allows complex dental procedures to be carried out without experiencing fear or discomfort.
Painlessness of the procedure: General anaesthesia eliminates the pain and discomfort associated with dental procedures, as the patient is in a state of complete unconsciousness during treatment.
Implementation of multiple procedures in a single visit: With anaesthesia, multiple procedures can be carried out in one session, saving the patient time and reducing the need for multiple visits to the dentist.
Efficiency and effectiveness: For some patients, dental treatment under anaesthesia can be more effective, as it provides doctors with unobstructed access to the mouth and allows precise procedures to be performed.
Useful for special patients: People with physical or intellectual disabilities who have difficulty remaining calm during dental procedures can benefit from the advantages of dental treatment under anaesthetic.
Convenience and safety: Procedures under anaesthetic are performed under controlled conditions, ensuring both patient comfort and safety during the procedure.
The cost of dental treatment under anaesthesia can vary depending on a number of factors, including: the type, complexity or length of the procedure. The cost can be significantly higher than normal dental procedures due to the additional costs associated with the use of anaesthesia and monitoring of the patient's condition.
Each patient has a consultation with the doctors in charge of the individual procedures before the procedure and receives a full cost estimate.
Dental treatment under anaesthesia is generally safe, but there are some risks that can occur, especially if not carried out properly.
All procedures using anaesthesia should be performed by experienced anaesthetists or medical staff qualified and experienced in general anaesthesia.
Here are some aspects concerning the safety of dental treatment under anaesthesia:
- Risk of allergic reactions: It is possible to have an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic drugs used or other ingredients used during anaesthesia. It is therefore important that the patient informs the doctor about his/her allergies and past allergic reactions.
- Risks associated with general anaesthesia: General anaesthesia carries some risks, especially for people with certain health conditions, such as heart or respiratory problems. Anaesthetists carefully assess the patient before anaesthesia in order to assess their health status and reduce the risks.
- Monitoring and control: During anaesthesia, the patient is constantly monitored to check his or her vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen levels and other vital signs. This helps to ensure safety throughout the procedure.
- Experience of medical staff: The safety of dental treatment under anaesthesia depends largely on the skills and experience of the medical staff, including anaesthetists and dental staff. Qualified medical staff minimise the risk of complications.
It is important to remember that dental treatment under anaesthesia should be carefully considered and only recommended if there is a legitimate need or if another type of treatment is not suitable for the patient (e.g. due to dental anxiety or difficulty tolerating pain). Before deciding on dental treatment under anaesthetic, it is important that the patient discusses all his or her concerns and doubts with the dentist and anaesthetist.
Yes, dental treatment under anaesthesia can be used in children, especially when there is a particular need due to the child's anxiety, stress or inability to cooperate during standard dental procedures. For many children, a visit to the dentist can be stressful and frightening, making dental procedures difficult.
Dental treatment under anaesthesia can be beneficial for children in the following situations:
- Extreme anxiety or dental phobia: Some children suffer from very severe dental anxiety or phobia, which prevents them from going through dental procedures calmly. General anaesthesia allows treatment to be carried out without stress or anxiety.
- The need for complex or painful procedures: For more complex or painful procedures, such as tooth extraction or root canal treatment, general anaesthesia may be considered to ensure the child's comfort and convenience during the procedure.
- Children with disabilities or neurological disorders: Children with certain disabilities or neurological disorders may have difficulty remaining calm or cooperating during dental procedures. In such cases, anaesthesia may be useful.
Dental treatment under anaesthesia in children requires special attention and care. Paediatric anaesthesiology is a specialised field of medicine where anaesthetists specialising in the care of children carry out anaesthesia in a safe and effective manner, ensuring that the child's condition is constantly monitored throughout the procedure.
However, the use of dental treatment under anaesthesia in children should only be carefully considered and recommended when there is a legitimate need and when other methods of treatment are not successful. In any case, the decision to use anaesthesia in a child should be made after consultation with a dentist and an anaesthetist specialising in the care of children.
In case of any questions or doubts, we encourage you to contact our Warsaw Dental Center directly – we will answer all your questions, thanks to which the treatment of teeth under anesthesia or a specific procedure will no longer be a mystery to you.
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