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Anesthesia mainly uses inhaled or intravenous agents that permit adequate access to the area a dentist wants to operate. However the best choice of anesthesia depends on the patient's clinical presentation. A professional dentist should assess factors that influence your medical condition and choose the most appropriate anesthetic procedure best suited for you. A lot of healthy people don't have any issues with general anesthesia. Nevertheless, just like other medical procedures there is still some risks involved related to your general health as well as the type of medical procedure you undergo. Others factors that are known to increase the risk of general anesthesia complications include obesity, drug or food allergies, family record, alcohol and smoking. If you have any medical problem you are likely to experience the following complications during the general anesthesia stroke, lung infection, mental confusion (temporary), heart attack or even death.
It is estimated that out of 1000 people who undergo general anesthesia one or two wake up while still under the anesthesia. Mainly the person is only aware of his surrounding but doesn't feel pain during the operation. However, there are other cases where the patient may feel extreme pain during the operation and may eventually lead to long term psychological problems. If you have an emergency surgery, use alcohol daily, suffer from lung or heart problems or if you have used cocaine, tranquillizers or opiates for a long time you are likely to suffer from anesthesia awareness.
The main benefits of general anesthesia during dental operations include it reduces your awareness or memories, relaxes your muscles for a long time during the operation, controls your breathing as well as circulation and can be administered quickly. However, it has some disadvantages too which include, it requires adequate patient preparation, has side effects such as headaches, nausea, sore throat shivering, mental disturbance and vomiting. With advancements in the medications, monitoring as well as safety systems technology and highly qualified dentists who are skilled in providing anesthesia the risk associated with general anesthesia to a patient during any dental surgery has been reduced significantly. Other complications such as incision pain, sore throat vomiting or nausea have been reduced by a great percentage.
If you are in need of a dental surgery and you need a highly qualified doctor to perform any dental procedure, Dr. Josef Mamaliger and Dr. Vadim Lebovichis the person you should consult for any of your dental problems.