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Dental appointments often make patients feel uneasy and sometimes even panicky. They put off an appointment again and again. Bad experiences or painful treatment are often the reason for anxiety at the dentist. This does not have to be the case. There are various anaesthesia options to help worried patients feel relaxed when visiting the dentist.

Don't be scared of the dentist!

Whether you need root treatment or an implantation is required or several teeth have to be treated - gentle, pain-free treatment is always possible, for example with local anaesthetic, analgosedation or general anaesthetic.

It is best to discuss directly with us which of the three anaesthesia options would be best for you. Sometimes a local anaesthetic is sufficient if it just a small procedure. In other cases, a general anaesthetic would be the best option.

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Local anaesthetic - selectively pain-free

With local anaesthetic a selective area is made impervious to pain, for example, you no longer have any feeling in the tooth to be treated and the area around it. This local anaesthetic is ideal if decayed areas have to be removed, or for root canal treatments. A major advantage is that it does not affect the whole body. After some time, the body breaks down the local anaesthetic and the nerve responds to stimuli once again.

Advantages

  • Small procedure
  • It does not affect the whole body
  • It is still possible to communicate with the patient
  • Low stress compared to a general anaesthetic

Analgosedation - for worry-free and pain-free treatment

Analgosedation, also known as twilight sleep, is a cross between a local and general anaesthetic. It is calming on the one hand and switches off the ability to feel pain on the other hand. In a dozy condition, which is also comparable with being in a hypnotic state, you have only a hazy perception of your environment. You are nevertheless in a position to move around and respond to the instructions of the dentist. Unlike with a general anaesthetic, you can breathe unassisted.

Advantages

  • Treatment without pain and anxiety
  • No loss of control
  • Independent breathing
  • You do not remember the process of the treatment
  • Low stress on the body

Most suitable for children and anxious patients

Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you feel sick, get your heart racing or make you shudder? For anxious patients, analgosedation is exactly the right choice if decay, tooth roots and gum pockets have to be treated. This method is a good solution for extensive treatments for children.

NOTEIt may be the case that patients react negatively to certain substances in the analgosedative. If that is the case with you, you should tell us about it prior to treatment.

General anaesthetic - sleep through the treatment

Do you have problems with your teeth and do not wish to have any recollection of the treatment? With a general anaesthetic we put you to sleep artificially. Medications suppress the sense of feeling.

A general anaesthetic is the right choice for patients who ...

  • are very anxious about the dentist
  • suffer from a phobia of dental treatment
  • have motor instability
  • have strong defensive and gag reflexes
  • are very sensitive to pain

Care by experienced specialists

We advise an examination before the treatment to check whether a general anaesthetic would be suitable.

The anaesthesia itself will be carried out by a specially trained specialist in anaesthesia. They check your vital functions such as breathing, heart function and circulation and check you during the procedure.

Do you have any questions on the topic of anaesthesia options?

You will find answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

With analgosedation you breathe without assistance and you can respond to the instructions of the dentist during the treatment. With a general anaesthetic you have artificial respiration and there is greater stress on your cardiovascular system.

We recommend a general anaesthetic if pain cannot be excluded with a local anaesthetic. Apart from that, a general anaesthetic is recommended for anxious patients and those are not stable at a motor level.

A general anaesthetic is a safe solution nowadays. The specialist for anaesthesia is specially trained, the equipment is computer-assisted, and the anaesthetic is well tolerated and eliminated quickly. As with every general anaesthetic, there is a residual risk and your dentist will talk to you about this.

The patient is responsible for the costs of the general anaesthetic. The health insurance fund accepts the costs for the treatment.

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