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Dental treatment under anesthesia

Treatment of teeth under general anesthesia significantly reduces anxiety associated with the treatment process and minimizes perceived pain. In our clinic, we offer general anesthesia to provide patients with complete comfort and peace of mind during the procedure.

Dental treatment under general anesthesia

Is it possible to undergo dental treatment without feeling pain? Many people associate dental procedures with anxiety, discomfort, and long time spent in the dentist’s chair. However, thanks to the use of anesthesia, it doesn’t have to be this way. The application of anesthesia in a dental office significantly reduces the anxiety associated with treatment and eliminates the pain during the procedure. Our clinic offers the possibility of undergoing the procedure under general anesthesia, ensuring the patient full comfort and peace of mind throughout the entire process.

Anesthesia - General anesthesia in the dentist's office

Narkosis, also known as general anesthesia, is a controlled and safe sedation of the patient during a medical procedure, under the supervision of a team of doctors. Its main goal is to provide the patient with a state of relaxation and ensure the smooth conduct of the planned treatment.

How does anesthesia work? A specifically tailored dose of a sedative temporarily interrupts the functioning of the nervous system. Anesthetics, special drugs administered to the patient, induce loss of consciousness, eliminate pain sensation, and cause muscle relaxation and stabilization of the circulatory system. This allows the dentist to perform even complex and time-consuming procedures while maintaining full control of the situation.

Dental treatment under anesthesia - When is it worth using general anesthesia?

If the dental treatment process involves potential difficulties, it is worth considering the use of general anesthesia. This method is applied in fields such as conservative dentistry, pediatric dentistry, surgical treatment, and implantology. However, there are situations in which dental treatment under general anesthesia is particularly recommended. These include:

  • Dentophobia: Dentophobia is an uncontrollable fear of dental procedures. Regardless of the type of procedure – whether it’s teeth whitening, application of porcelain veneers, or a more advanced procedure – some patients, due to fear, are unable to visit the dentist.
  • Hypersensitivity or illness: Individuals with particularly sensitive teeth or suffering from conditions that make standard treatment impossible may benefit from dental treatment under general anesthesia.
  • Complex/long-lasting procedures: The use of general anesthesia allows for long and complex dental procedures. Various dental procedures can be performed within a single visit.

Advantages of anesthesia – Why should you consider using anesthesia?

People who opt for dental treatment under general anesthesia are driven by various motivations, including fear of the procedure, the presence of an illness, or negative experiences related to dental visits. Through general anesthesia, they achieve:

  • Overcoming concerns related to visiting the dentist: Anesthesia effectively helps overcome fear and anxiety associated with the dental office.
  • A state of sedation, eliminating stress during treatment: Thanks to anesthesia, patients can avoid the stress accompanying the treatment process, resulting in a more comfortable visit.
  • Minimization of potential pain and discomfort during the procedure: The use of general anesthesia ensures that patients do not experience pain or discomfort during the procedures, allowing dentists to focus on their work.
  • Ability to perform more complex and time-consuming procedures: General anesthesia enables the execution of longer and more advanced procedures that may be challenging to perform with the patient fully conscious.

Dental treatment under anesthesia in children, Warsaw

If you are looking for professional pediatric dentistry in Warsaw, you’ve come to the right place! In our clinic, dental procedures for children are conducted in a pleasant and stress-free atmosphere. Our priority is to ensure that every young patient leaves the office with a smile. Our doctors are characterized by empathy and an excellent approach to the youngest patients. Additionally, we offer treatment using anesthesia, which is completely safe. Thanks to general anesthesia during the procedure, parents can be assured that the child will not move abruptly or be frightened.

Let us remember that prevention is crucial, especially for children. Taking care of teeth and striving to keep them clean and healthy has a positive impact on their condition in the future. Our team of specialists is ready to provide comprehensive dental care for children to ensure a healthy smile for years to come.

Preparation for anesthesia – what is worth knowing before the procedure?

How should one prepare for anesthesia? A crucial step in preparation is a consultation with the anesthesiologist. During this consultation, the doctor reviews the patient’s medical history, conducts an examination, and assesses whether the patient is suitable for undergoing the procedure under anesthesia. The anesthesiologist also provides information about the course of anesthesia and associated risks. The patient receives detailed guidelines regarding the tests they should undergo before the operation. Before a planned procedure, the patient should not eat for 6 hours, and drinking fluids should be stopped 2 hours before the planned start. It is important to avoid smoking directly before the operation.

In the case of anesthesia, inhalation sedation is possible. In such a case, the patient should not eat or drink for a minimum of 3 hours before the planned procedure. It is also advisable to arrange for a companion to assist the patient with simple tasks after waking up from anesthesia. On the day of the procedure, if the patient is on regular medication, they should take it at the usual time. If there are any doubts, the anesthesiologist can provide specific instructions regarding the medications being taken. It is also important to refrain from applying makeup before the surgery.

Contraindications to treatment under anesthesia

There are many different contraindications to undergoing dental treatment under anesthesia. Firstly, it’s important to mention cases where the patient is allergic to at least one component of the anesthesia used. Additionally, the presence of respiratory tract diseases can be a contraindication. Among other factors that preclude the use of anesthesia are diabetes, heart conditions, and kidney function problems. Therefore, before undergoing dental treatment under anesthesia, a thorough medical history and necessary diagnostic tests are required.

Treatment under anesthesia – stages and duration

  • Introduction: The patient puts on a mask through which they receive oxygen. The anesthesiologist administers the appropriate amount of anesthetics, causing the patient to lose consciousness. As a result, the muscles relax, and pain sensation is inhibited.

  • Maintenance: During the dental procedure, the anesthesiologist monitors the patient’s condition and provides additional doses of sedative medications to keep them in a state of deep sleep. This period can last for several hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure.

  • Awakening: After the dental procedure is completed, the patient is gradually awakened and remains under supervision for about 2 hours until the effects of the sedatives completely wear off. During this time, the patient receives instructions regarding further oral care and information about the next dental appointment.

Anesthesia in Warsaw - ensuring safety under the supervision of an anesthesiologist

Dental procedures performed under general anesthesia are safe because they involve two groups of specialists: the dental team and the anesthesiology team. The dentist and qualified anesthesiology personnel are responsible for overseeing the anesthesia process, carefully controlling the dosage of sedative medications administered. The role of the anesthesiologist is particularly crucial throughout the entire procedure, providing constant control over the patient’s condition and ensuring their safety.

We are aware that the combination of dentistry with anesthesiology ensures a safe course of the procedure and the comfort of the patient. In our clinic, we offer comprehensive and painless dental treatment under general anesthesia. We have advanced anesthesiological equipment that fully monitors the patient’s condition during the procedure.

At Warsaw Dental Center, Dr. Grzegorz Witer, MD, serves as the anesthesiologist responsible for administering general anesthesia to the patient, with the assistance of experienced nurse Katarzyna Kani.

Dental treatment without pain – price

The cost of dental treatment under general anesthesia varies based on various factors, including the extent of dental work, the types of procedures performed, the complexity of the issues, and the duration of the treatment. Typically, the pricing is determined individually during a consultation with the attending dentist. In our clinic, we prioritize the comfort of our patients and offer the option of dental treatment and extractions under general anesthesia. The costs for specific types of anesthesia can start from 40 PLN.

Dentistry Warsaw – safe procedures under anesthesia

Understanding that a dental visit doesn’t have to be associated with unpleasant sensations or pain is crucial. Dental treatment under general anesthesia significantly minimizes discomfort, effectively suppresses pain, and helps alleviate the feeling of strong stress.

Trust in our expertise is key – by choosing effective treatment and safe anesthesia, you can feel confident. Our team stands out for its professionalism and empathy. We do everything so that both children and adults can feel relaxed and at ease. We have an individual and caring approach for every patient. We encourage you to visit our clinic – you will quickly see that having a healthy and beautiful smile is a reality, and worries and fears will be left behind.

Painless dentistry

We understand perfectly well that for many people, a visit to the dentist is a source of stress and anxiety, often associated with fear of pain. Therefore, we want to assure you that providing painless treatment is a priority in our clinic. We have proven methods that help change the negative perception of dental visits.

As part of our offering, we present modern and comfortable forms of anesthesia:

1. Infiltration anesthesia, which involves the gentle administration of a small amount of an anesthetic agent using a thin needle, placed shallowly in the area of the tooth undergoing treatment.
2. Topical anesthesia, involving the application of an anesthetic substance on a swab, which is placed on the mucous membrane surface to alleviate the sensation of pain.
3. Intraligamental anesthesia, allowing the exclusion of sensation only in a specific tooth using a special apparatus.
4. Conductive anesthesia, allowing the anesthesia of multiple areas simultaneously, facilitating the comfortable performance of the procedure.
5. General anesthesia (under general sedation) and sedation treatment, both available in our offering.

We operate for the benefit of our patients and want every visit and procedure carried out in our clinic to be as comfortable as possible for our patients.

Our main goal is to ensure a comfortable visit and procedures for our patients. We operate with the well-being of our patients in mind, striving to make each visit to our clinic as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

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