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The effect that fear:

- Dry mouth

- heart attack,


- deterioration of the heart rhythm,

-Hypotention and shocks.


What is general anesthesia?

The Word “anesthesia” was first expressed in 1847 as 'absence of sensation'. General anesthesia  briefly is temporary loss of consciousness


Since when has the dental treatment been done with general anesthesia?

Dental treatment under general anesthesia has been performed since the beginning of 1900's for the treatment of children and adult patients who usualy can not be treated due to the fear or systemic condition.


What are the conditions under which dental treatment is performed under sedation or general anesthesia?

•In children with physical disabilities,

• In mentally retarded children,

• Restorative or surgical care needs; in children and adults who can not use local anesthesia due to acute infection, anatomical variations or allergies,

• In children or adults who can not establish co-operation (communication) despite urgent need for treatment.

• Young children with widespread caries, called bottle decay or early childhood decay,

• In cases where general anesthesia will reduce medical risks (in some systemic conditions)

• For children who need to be treated in a single seance for any reason (risk of allergic reaction, etc.).


How is general anesthesia provided?

General anesthesia, commonly known as narcosis, it is provided by a combination of three drug.

1. Temporary loss of consciousness of the patient with the help of hypnotic drugs,

2. Loss of sensation by using narcotic Analgesics (Morphine-like painkillers).

3. Muscle relaxants. Thus all the muscles in the body are loosened to provide a comfortable surgical environment.


Advantages of dental treatment under general anesthesia?

- completion of the whole treatment in single appointment.

- Protection of the children from any injury that might result due to any sudden and uncontrolled movement Sudden movements.

- All stages of treatment can be completed in an ideal way, especially for young children with cooperative difficulties.

- In adults with dental phobia, the procedure can be performed painlessly without feeling any pain.


Will my child feel pain after general anesthetic?

Your child or adult with dental phobia will not feel any pain after the operation.If necessary, In cases of dental extaction Local anesthesia is also performed along side with the general anesthesia

Only very young children may be disturbed after the operation by the feeling of drowsiness due to local anesthesia or by the void in the region where the tooth extracted from.



How long does it take to perform dental treatment under general anesthesia? Does it need to stay in the hospital afterwards?

On the day of general anesthesia, the anesthesiologist will examine the patient one more time before the operation. Your dentist will give you the latest information about the duration of the operation and what will be done. Later on an oral or rectal (suppository) medication is given to relief the children. This will be extremely comfortable when your child is separated from you and taken to the operating room, and he/she will not remember these parts.

The duration of the procedure varies depending on the procedures to be performed in the mouth. It is important to remember that dental treatment does not begin immediately as soon as the patient is taken to the operating room.  The stage of preparation of the patient before and after the treatment can last about half an hour in total. The patient is kept under observation for about 1-2 hours after the operation and then he/she will be discharged.


What are the things to do while coming to the hospital for general anesthesia?

• On the day of general anesthesia, nothing should be eaten or drunk for at least 6 hours before the procedure.

• For children, your child should not have any infection, such as flu, to be able to receive general anesthesia.