Dental General Anesthesia

General dental anesthesia aims to temporarily suppress consciousness and the sensation of pain, in order to perform a dental procedure.

General anesthesia

Is a medical act that requires prior examinations and the consent of the patient. It is accompanied by obligations before and after the intervention. For these reasons, complete and informed information must be communicated to the patient with his consent.

Faced with dental phobia, general anesthesia can sometimes be proposed in the case of an intervention such as surgical extractions or implants. For optimal comfort and in complete safety, general anesthesia is carried out in the establishment (safe and equipped for) based on a feasibility study with the anesthesiologist. This procedure is ambulatory, that it does not require the patient to spend the night on site.

General Anesthesia by Sedation

General anesthesia by intravenous sedation is sometimes possible in the context of dental surgery, this anesthesia technique makes the patient unconscious and insensitive to pain. This requires the administration of drugs, which act on the brain. The doctor in the anesthesia department administers them into a vein or sometimes through a mask applied to the face.

During the operation, the doctor in the anesthesia department monitors various parameters such as:

  • The depth of sleep
  • Breathing
  • Heartbeats
  • Temperature
  • Blood loss, etc.

An anesthesia session lasts between 2 and 3 hours (the maximum is 2 sessions, i.e. 6 hours). To which must be added an additional rest period of 60 to 90 minutes before leaving the dental clinic.

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