General anaesthetic and twilight sleep

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Acquiring nice new teeth while you sleep is a fascinating prospect. The steady progress made in anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine has made anaesthetics, general anaesthetics and twilight sleep perfectly safe, provided the prescribed preliminary examinations are carried out.

We therefore offer our patients the chance to have all their dental treatment – from straightforward fillings to complicated implantations – performed in twilight sleep or under a general anaesthetic.
For patients suffering from dental phobia this is the perfect way to overcome their dread of going to the dentist.

The procedure
 
Before dental surgery begins, the anaesthetist establishes whether the patient is suffering from any illnesses and explains what risks might be involved.
The patient is informed of the appropriate anaesthetic methods and given a detailed explanation of possible risks and complications. The patient is then required to sign a written statement of informed consent.
 
Conditions for the use of an anaesthetic

Patients cannot be given an anaesthetic if they have a cough, cold, influenza, etc. Following recovery from any such complaint they must wait at least two weeks before they can undergo an anaesthetic.
Patients must have an empty stomach six to eight hours before being treated. Only on the express permission of the anaesthetist may they drink something immediately before the anaesthetic so that they can swallow a sedative pill.
If an anaesthetic is given during outpatient surgery, the patient must be escorted home. Under no circumstances will the patient be allowed to drive home himself or to travel alone on public transport.
 
If all the above conditions are met, the patient can happily fall asleep, dream sweet dreams and, after waking up, be accompanied home with his teeth duly treated.
 
Please feel free to contact our anaesthetists, Dr. Ursula Heinrich and Dr. Raphael Hansen, at info@docdens.de if you have any queries about the use of anaesthetics.