General anaesthesia in dentistry

General anaesthesia in dentistry is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates discomfort physically and / or mentally the patient can feel during dental surgery. The anaesthetist may use, depending on indications, various types of anaesthesia - intravenous or inhaled gas – to induce general anaesthesia. Its effect is narcosis, disappearance of pain (analgesic), anti-anxiety and amnesia (patient does not remember anything).

''I'm afraid of anything and everything surgical ...I haven't had any surgery up to my age. I can handle pain, but I cannot handle stress and anxiety" 
                         
 

Anisoara, patient 46 years old
 

 

 

When is general anaesthesia recommended?

This type of anaesthesia is indicated to all uncooperative persons with great anxiety or fear of surgery. Also, general anaesthesia may be recommended for children or people with special needs who will perform significant interventions. 
Also, general anaesthesia can be performed in any type of dental manoeuvre, not only for surgery if the patient requests it for various reasons. 
Usually, general anaesthesia is used in dentistry for intervention such as dental implants, sinus lift, etc.

Is general anesthesia safe?

Although there are some risks associated with this procedure, it can be used safely and effectively when it is attained by an anaesthetist in a medical unit equiped accordingly.

Nevertheless all necessary precations will be taken for the unlikely event of a complication - the anaestethist will monitor the patient's condition throughout the entire procedure, ready to interfere at any point needed. 

Before General Anaesthesia

Blood tests are required for general anaesthesia: blood counts, coagulation, glucose, ALT, AST, urea, creatine, sodium, potassium) 
Chest X-ray and ECG are often needed before general anaesthesia when the anaesthetist considers.

                                  Frequently asked questions


For whom is general anaesthesia recommended?

This type of anaesthesia is indicated to all uncooperative persons with great anxiety or fear of surgery. Also, general anaesthesia may be recommended for children or people with special needs who will perform significant interventions. 
Moreover general anaesthesia can be performed in any type of dental manoeuvre, not only for surgery, if the patient requests it for various reasons. 
Usually general anaesthesia is used in dentistry for intervention such as dental implants, sinus lift, etc.

Is it safe?

Although there are some risks associated with this procedure, it can be used safely and effectively when it is performed by an anaesthetist in a properly equipped medical studio. There will be taken every necessary precaution in the unlikely event of occurrence of a complication - the anaesthesiologist will monitor the patient throughout the surgery, ready to interfere at any time.

What tests are necessary before general anaesthesia?

Blood tests are required for general anaesthesia: blood counts, coagulation, glucose, ALT, AST, urea, creatine, sodium, potassium) 
Chest X-ray and ECG are often needed before general anaesthesia when the anaesthetist considers.

Important things before general anaesthesia in dentistry: 

The day before surgery (or even before) is required a pre anaesthetic consult with the anaesthesiologist. Then general indications will be received (fasting 8 hours before surgery and stop consuming drugs that may influence anaesthesia).

How does general anaesthesia take place?

In most cases aesthetic drugs are administrated through an intravenous line in the arm, but sometimes anaesthesia can be administrated as a gas that you inhale from a mask. For example children will be given an anaesthesia mask.

How long does the effect last and who assists me? 

General anaesthesia may be of short duration, inhaled, intravenously or mixed, and long-term intubation. During the surgery the patient will be assisted by a specialist from falling asleep to full awakening. After the patient awakes, the personnel will assist him in a separate room, and he will be given post- intervention treatment!

How will I feel after general anaesthesia? 

It is possible that patients have nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, sore throat, chills, drowsiness, hoarseness. Driving is not indicated after anaesthesia.

How much does it cost? 

General anaesthesia costs 400 euro.

How can I get the general anaesthesia? 

After receiving treatment plan with dental implants, sinus lift, bone addition, etc., you can request more information about general anaesthesia to your dentist or specify during the consultation and we will provide all the options and information.

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Published: 29 07 2015 Last review: 23 11 2017
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