Treatment Under General Anesthesia and Sedation
The difference between sedation and general anesthesia is that in sedation the patient is semi-conscious.
With the help of general anesthesia in work treatments, major operations are carried out much more comfortably in terms of patient comfort. In long-term operations, even if the operation area is numb, pain may occur in the jaw joints as a result of keeping the mouth open for a long time. This situation creates discomfort for the patient. Such problems are not observed in general anesthesia because the patient is in full sleep.
Problems that may occur in patients with systemic problems can be corrected by giving the necessary drugs, since the vascular access is open.
– If the patient has a dental phobia that cannot be overcome by talking,
– If there is a mental disability that cannot allow the physician to work,
– If the child and adult are sick, where too much work will be done at once,
– If the patient is using blood thinners,
– If major surgery will be performed where local anesthesia will not be sufficient (jaw fractures, large cysts, etc.)
– If the patient is a patient for whom treatment with general anesthesia is more appropriate due to various health problems,
– If the patient is allergic to local anesthetics,
-General anesthesia is preferred in cases where there are patients who want to finish the long-lasting dental treatment in a single session.