General Anesthesia - Sedation

What is sedation?

It is a procedure to eliminate anxiety and fear that may occur during dental treatments. The patient is conscious, and is lightly asleep. Patient responds to verbal instructions. It is administered with low doses of sedative medication through establishing a vascular access or inhalation. Recovery, returning to normal, is rapid after sedation procedures. For minimal procedures and for patients who are suitable in terms of their health, sedation is considered as the first choice.

What is general anesthesia?

General anesthesia has to be administered in a hospital environment with an anesthesiologist. Prior to general anesthesia, laboratory tests are performed to the patient and his/her suitability is evaluated accordingly. It is requested from the patient to stop food and fluid intake as of midnight, before the general anesthesia. When patient is fully anaesthetized, it is not possible for him/her to hear or see any stage of the procedure due to narcoticism. The patient is connected to a ventilator, and this device delivers the narcotic gas to the patient at a constant flow rate. General anesthesia prevents patients, who are undergoing the surgery, to realize the ongoing procedures or to feel pain. Large scale operations performed via general anesthesia in dental treatments, and they are administered in convenient circumstances.

On which patients are general anesthesia and sedation applicable?

As it is applicable to any patient in good health condition, it is especially preferable among;

Minors who are under 4 years old (dental treatment is extremely difficult to perform concordantly)

Patients with higher nausea reflex

Mentally disabled patients whose cooperation is impossible

Patients with advanced detophobia

Patients who requires to complete all procedures in a single stage in cases of there are multiple challenging surgical operations and various long sessions.