Is it possible- dental implantation under general anesthesia?

Bio3 ImplantsAny techniques used in dental implantology, require anesthesia. Relieving the pain is performed by three methods: local anesthesia, general anesthesia and combined anesthesia with sedation. Local anesthesia is used in most cases, and general anesthesia – in very rare cases, because its effect on the body has its negative side. Nowadays the dental implant procedure is quite comfortable and painless thanks to the development of local anesthesia and a wide choice of drugs for pain relief.

However, there are situations in dentistry and dental implantology when exactly general anesthesia is required. Such situations are rare, but even in these cases, the dentist should seriously weigh all pros and cons and if there is a risk it is worth refusing from the dental treatment under general anesthesia.

Indications for the dental treatment under general anesthesia are the following.

– Very difficult situations which require a long surgical process, caused by diseases of the teeth and soft tissues of the oral cavity with or without inflammation.

– Removal of wisdom teeth which have not erupted yet.

– Difficult extraction of teeth with deep roots.

–  The patient has intolerance to drugs of local anesthesia.

– Very evident gag reflex when dental instruments in the mouth.

All of these situations require general anesthesia, and although it is connected with some risks but this risk is minimized with highly qualified specialists. It is an anesthesiologist who selects a strictly defined dosage for each patient based on survey data, the general condition of the body’s systems and organs. The duration of anesthesia is also very dependent on the uniqueness of each case and determined strictly individually.  The patient should not be under general anesthesia more than 4 hours.

During the dental implant procedure under general anesthesia all the vital processes of the body are controlled by the anesthesiologist, who with the help of medical installation monitors the body temperature, pressure and heart rate of the patient. The awakening of the patient and his condition after anesthesia are also checked by the doctor, so that the whole spectrum of the nervous system reactions and reflexes may come to normal. It is very important to come down seriously to the choice of the clinic: if you need dental treatment under general anesthesia, it must have a high level of facilities and specialists with high professional skills.

The dental implant procedure under general anesthesia has contraindications as any medical procedure. The most important contraindications to the use of general anesthesia may be any disruption of the respiratory and cardiovascular system. They are most actively involved in the action of general anesthesia and therefore they need to be healthy.

Other contraindications are any medical conditions that require hormonal drugs, endocrine diseases, the kidney and liver disorders, the bronchial asthma exacerbations, recent contagious diseases (runny nose and cough too). The surgery under general anesthesia is never performed for pregnant women and patients under the influence of drugs or alcohol.