Anxiety Patients and Anaesthetic Procedures

Many people suffer from anxiety when faced with a visit to the dentist due to past traumatic experiences – usually during childhood. Longstanding avoidance of dentist visits makes it more and more difficult to finally pluck up the courage and seek help. 

During these time, we are happy to assist you and help you overcome anxiety by talking calmly about your experiences, and getting an exact idea of you and your wishes and concerns. 

Afterwards, we will discuss the various available therapy options in detail with you, and ways for ensuring anxiety-free treatment. The focus is on possible anaesthesia and anaesthetic procedures, which can be very helpful when accompanying dental therapy. We offer every type of anaesthetic, ranging from local anaesthesia of the nerves (local anaesthesia), via sedation using sedative medications, right through to a general anaesthesia (intubation anaesthesia), in order to carry out upcoming procedures in as relaxed a state as possible. 

In advance, our experienced anaesthetists will clearly explain what each treatment will involve, and we will also clearly inform you how much each will likely cost. You can then decide whether and when a possible treatment should begin. All you need to do then is call to make your first treatment appointment. Whatever you choose – awake or asleep – we are always happy to help. 

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Anaesthetic procedures

Local anaesthetic

What is a local anaesthetic? 

To ensure that no pain is felt during a procedure, the nerves are anaesthetised with the aid of medication known as a local anaesthetic. So that you do not feel the injection, we always use a surface anaesthetic spray beforehand. In combination with specially made hollow needles, the injection will be hardly noticeable. After a few minutes, you will feel the anaesthetic starting to work, and we always check that it is working effectively before starting treatment. 

Here are some examples of its use: 

Local anaesthesia takes place before all dental procedures and treatments. It can be used on its own or in combination with other anaesthesiological procedures. For example, it is also always applied before sedation or before general anaesthesia, because pain stimuli may otherwise also be perceived subconsciously. The effect usually lasts for several hours and can be renewed by repeated doses, so that in principle procedures lasting several hours can be carried out purely under local anaesthesia.

 

Treatment costs:

Standard method without additional costs. 

Sedation

What is sedation? 

In order to induce a state of sedation, patients are usually administered tablets or other sedative medication via the vein. These induce a state characterised by drowsiness, anxiety relief, calmness, and subtle memory loss. However, the patient remains responsive throughout. Subsequent monitoring is required, and the patient may leave the clinic only if accompanied. 

Here are some examples of its use: 

The medication used leads to a combination of effects: drowsiness, anxiety relief, calmness and subtle memory loss. Therefore, sedation is ideal for anxious patients who are planning small to medium length treatments and procedures. Patients remain awake and responsive at all times, but are in a distinctly relaxed and drowsy state, which can be very pleasant compared to being completely awake. Fasting 6 hours before procedures is recommended.

 

Treatment costs:

Approximately €300 in additional costs for the medication, monitoring and any extra treatment time required. 

General anaesthesia

What is general anaesthesia? 

The combination of a sleeping pill, painkiller and relaxing medication allows patients to be a deep sleep during procedures. Because the protective reflexes (e.g. coughing after swallowing) are interrupted in this case, both venous access and respiratory access (intubation) must be established in order to ensure a safe medically-induced sleep. After the medication wears off, patients wake up and are then monitored for a certain period of time. 

Here are some examples of its use: 

General anaesthesia is recommended for medium-sized treatments up to longer procedures. Anaesthesia can also be the correct option for patients with multiple pre-existing conditions or very severe dental phobia. Patients are in a deep sleep, and balanced and free from pain thanks to the additional medication, so that no memories of the procedure remain. It is important to fast at least 6 hours before the procedure and be accompanied by relatives. 

Treatment costs: 

Approximately €350 in additional costs for any extra treatment time required. In addition, any monitoring and extra treatment time required via the anaesthesia team will cost approx. €400 for the first hour and approx. €200 for each additional hour. 

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