Anesthesia in dental care

Treatment without pain

Patients in the clinic are cured under as comfortable as possible conditions. The treatment success depends not only on the dentist's skill, perfect equipment, and up-to-date materials and techniques; the psychological well-being, and primarily, the management of dental phobia are also of gross importance.

High quality anesthesia guarantees the psychological and physical comfort during any dental intervention.

The DL Dental Health Clinic relies on several types of anesthesia during the dental treatment, surgery, restoration, and implantation.

Local anesthesia

For local anesthesia, we use imported articaine and derivatives approved for children and pregnant and nursing women as well as cardiovascular patients. To date, these are the least toxic anesthetics that relief patients not only from pain but from any unpleasant feelings during treatment.

In addition, administration of special sedatives can be used before anesthesia (premedication) to reduce anxiety before the treatment for the ultimate comfort and ease of our patients.

A combination of local anesthetics and sedatives can be a good alternative to general anesthesia (in the case of contraindications to narcosis). This combination provides for a great effect: patients have no fear or anxiety before the dental intervention, and the treatment proceeds painlessly.

Dental care under anesthesia

A patient under general anesthesia (narcosis) enters the state of unconsciousness ensuring the loss of the sense of pain and other physical stimuli.

Dental care under anesthesia is recommended:

  • In the case of patients with dental fear, general anesthesia can be the only way to avoid their fear and anxiety of visiting a dentist. In psychology, ‘dental phobia’ is a term for the extreme fear of dental treatment.
  • In the case of an allergic reaction to local anesthetics.
  • In the case of a high pain sensitivity when local anesthetics do not completely depress the sensitivity.
  • In the case of multiple painful manipulations in the oral cavity.
  • When a large amount of treatment should be completed within a short period.
  • In the case of a hyperactive gag reflex.
  • In the case of hypertension and cardiovascular problems in combination with a high dental fear.

Advantages of general anesthesia.

  • General anesthesia allows a fast and efficient treatment of several patients visiting a dentist at the same time.
  • General anesthesia is highly efficient during dental implantation, particularly when numerous implants are placed.
  • General anesthetics substantially reduce salivation, which improves the hygienic conditions and minimizes the risk of posttreatment complications.
  • A dentist is not distracted by patient's emotions and can concentrate on the treatment.

Contraindications of general anesthesia in dental care:

  • Heart trouble, cardiac failure, or recent myocardial infarction (less than six months).
  • Stroke or cerebral circulation problems.
  • Acute bronchial asthma.
  • Severe endocrine problems or diabetes mellitus.
  • Acute upper respiratory illness.
  • Recent severe infection.
  • Administration of certain drugs (e.g., hormonal).
  • A temporary but strict contraindication is a «full stomach.» A patient should not eat for at least 6 hours and should not drink for at least 4 hours before anesthesia. In addition, general anesthesia is strictly forbidden for inebriate patients.

    Prior to narcosis, an anesthesiologist determines the patient's state of health in details as well as the list of drugs taken. When required, a patient undergoes an examination.