General Anesthesia

Topaz Dental implantology Center offers a wise and effective solution for those who suffer from dental fear (dentophobia) or gag reflex (pharyngeal reflex) – dental treatments under general anesthesia.

The main advantage with this approach is that all the necessary procedures may be performed on the same day, simultaneously by a professional team, certified by the ministry of health. An additional advantage is the patient’s comfort: fast and efficient treatment, without numerous dentist visits, without fear or pain.

Important Points:

According to the guidelines and regulations set by the ministry of health, dental treatments under general anesthesia require the utmost care; this necessitates specialized equipment and specific training and certification for the medical staff.  These regulations were meant to allow for dental treatments under general anesthesia to be most suitable and safe, thus protecting the patients’ health.

The following are important points one must remember prior to undergoing dental treatments under general anesthesia:

  1. General anesthesia must be administered by a certified anesthesiologist with a degree recognized by the ministry of health.
  2. The dentist performing the procedures must also be certified for this, recognized by the ministry of health. Additionally, the dentist must have undergone a course in Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).
  3. The dental clinic must be permitted by the ministry of health to perform dental treatments under general anesthesia. Mostly, such a permit is given to hospitals or medical centers, and not private clinics.

A patient should make sure all of these requirements are met while deciding upon where to undergo such a treatment. Remember, when it comes to your health, do not be discouraged from asking questions or asking to see proper certifications from your clinic of choice.

In Topaz Dental implantology Center we offer several operation rooms equipped with the latest technology that upholds the international standards and those of the ministry of health. Also we offer recovery rooms and Partial hospitalization if necessary.

For whom is this method best suited?

People suffering from dentophobia (dental fear)

People suffering from gag reflex (pharyngeal reflex)

People with sensitivities to the medications of local anesthesia

People suffering from medical conditions that require a collective treatment

Preparations required prior to treatments under general anesthesia

Firstly, we perform a thorough clinical examination. Following the examination, we construct a treatment plan that includes all of the patient’s dental needs. Secondly, we refer the patient to undergo medical examinations such as blood tests, EKG, and other test required by the patient’s condition. After receiving the results of all of these tests, the anesthesiologist examines the patient as well, and determines guidelines together with the dentist. In certain situations, this step requires the changing of medications, the dosage of medications, taking preventative antibiotics, and so on.

  During the treatment under general anesthesia

Dental treatments under general anesthesia are performed by multiple teams simultaneously: the anesthesiologist’s team which is comprised of operation room nurses, the anesthesiologist, and a team of dentists and dentist’s assistants who are certified in performing the treatment under general anesthesia.

Dental treatments under general anesthesia allow performing all necessary surgical procedures simultaneously: Dental plaque removal, root canal treatment, sinus lift, implants, extractions, and any other surgical dental treatments needed. This method is less costly in time, money and pain.

For any additional information regarding this treatment, contact us today and we will answer promptly.

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