After you have decided on a treatment under general anaesthesia, you will first be contacted by our anaesthetist by telephone and have a detailed explanatory talk with him. He will inform you about the procedure and the requirements for an anaesthetic without complications. In the course of this conversation we will clarify all your open questions about the anaesthesia.
2. Gentle induction of anaesthesia
To induce the anaesthetic, our anaesthetist will give you a thin vein cannula and an infusion at the beginning of the treatment to keep your fluid balance during the procedure. Then a fast-acting sedative is administered. In special cases, e.g. in people with anxiety disorders (needle phobia), there is the possibility of preparation/premedication with an oral sedative, which is administered about one hour before the induction of anaesthesia.
3. Maintaining anaesthesia & dental treatment
After you have fallen asleep, you will be given further anaesthetic medication (narcotics) to maintain the anaesthetic and suppress your consciousness and sense of pain.
During this period, the actual dental treatment will be performed.
The anaesthesia team will be by your side throughout the treatment and will continuously monitor your vital signs (blood pressure, oxygen saturation, heart rate and respiratory activity).