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Benefits of the Dental Clinic ABC Bogen
At the hands of our dental clinic’s long-standing specialists, you will receive treatment and care that is in line with the latest methods. We provide:
- pain-free treatment throughout thanks to modern anaesthesia
- cooperation with anaesthesia specialists in our dental clinic
- comprehensive care during the entire treatment
Types of anaesthesia
Local anaesthesia is the standard procedure for minor treatments. It turns off the pain receptors in the immediate vicinity of the treatment area. This kind of pain elimination is particularly recommended from a medical point of view because it puts the least strain on the body.
The injection is done using tiny needles, has an immediate effect and is not only the method of choice for fillings or crowns: in most cases, a tooth removal or implant can be performed easily and painlessly under local anaesthesia.
So-called twilight sleep (also known as analgosedation) is a modern method of anaesthesia, which is ideal for less-complicated procedures and induces a sleepy and relaxed, painless and stress-free state in which you remain responsive. For patients with needle phobia, it also offers a gentle alternative to general anaesthetic, which could place unnecessarily stress on the body.
For twilight sleep, local anaesthesia is combined with a sleep-like condition caused by an intravenous tranquiliser and normal local anaesthesia in the treatment environment. The cardiovascular system is controlled throughout the procedure.
As a matter of course, you will be monitored throughout the treatment by our anaesthesia team. Thanks to the rapid breakdown of the drugs used during drowsy sleep, you can leave the dental clinic soon after the procedure together with an attendant.
Requirements for a treatment in twilight sleep
It is important to us that you can make an informed decision. For this reason, our specialists will consult you comprehensively before a procedure under analgosedation and provide you with plenty of useful information.
For example, for this modern type of anaesthetic to be safe and successful, it is important not to eat or drink at least six hours in advance. Following treatment in a drowsy sleep, it is essential to leave the dental clinic with an adult attendant. You are not permitted to drive on your own. We ask that you consider these precautions for your safety.
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a long-established anaesthetic that is still used today for light sedation. It is usually free of side effects, has a calming effect (especially on anxiety patients) and reduces pain. The nitrous oxide is administered via a loose nasal mask, with rapid effect. Generally, sedation with nitrous oxide is combined with local anaesthesia.
It goes without saying that we continuously monitor your heart rate during sedation to prevent even the slightest complications. In contrast to general anaesthesia, in an anaesthetic with nitrous oxide, your responsiveness is maintained, and you can communicate normally. After the procedure, the effect vanishes very fast, so you can go home shortly after. Unlike other methods of sedation, you can now even get on the road without an attendant.
The so-called total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) is increasingly replacing conventional general anaesthesia, and we also make use of this modern anaesthetic method. It is usually used when the upcoming procedure is too time-consuming to be carried out in twilight sleep. Oxygen supply during the procedure is from a special mask. Electrodes attached to your forehead allow the degree of anaesthesia to be precisely controlled at all times. The complication risk is less than 1: 250,000.
Requirements for treatment under general anaesthesia
After this type of anaesthesia, you can only travel home with an adult attendant and you are not allowed to participate in road traffic. For your safety we ask you to plan your schedule with this provision in mind.
For general anaesthesia to be safe and successful, you need to avoid food and drink for at least six hours before surgery. Our specialists will advise you in detail before the procedure and provide you with all the information you need.
Cost of an anaesthesia procedure
As a rule, services such as twilight sleep, sedation with nitrous oxide and general anaesthesia are not covered by the statutory health insurance; they usually have to be paid for privately.
Professional consultation is important to us: we always take enough time to answer your questions, provide you with accurate information and identify possible alternatives as part of your treatment at the Dental Clinic ABC Bogen.