Anesthesia and sedation
What anesthesia suits you? What substances does it contain? Does it hurt? These are some of the questions we often get from people who want to book treatment with us or that are already in place here in Krakow and begin to get ready for their first hour of treatment.
The answer is that we have several types and it is really up to the patient to choose what type of anesthesia is desired. The most conventional method is the one we all know from the dental chair, A syringe set to stun the surrounding area of a tooth – also called local anesthesia.
For us it is important to make sure the anesthetic is installed properly, the doctor then waits as long as needed for the drug to act and not least that the drugs we are using at any given time are the best for the patient.
As of today it is an American / German company, called 3MESP, which we believe has the best and cleanest anesthetic. We believe it is the best drug because it has the quickest response time and is easier to control, it is the cleanest and we believe the drug has the least possible impact substances and harmful side effects. Ubistesin is one substance that scores very high on all the tests carried out around the world today and that is arguably the purest substance on the market.
If you do not want the usual anesthetic, we can give you the opportunity to use one more advanced system.Computer-Controlled Local Anaesthesia Delivery Systems or wand as it is also called.
This is a system in which the anesthetic is controlled by a computer which attaches a needle and the anesthetic is pumped while the dentist is working. This little computer detects nerve impulses in that area and can thus observe that the patient is about to get pain – increase the dosage – and again register lower activity in nerves. Your dentist will be notified immediately and may at any time keep track of the amount of anesthetic used.
This is a great option especially when treating molars far behind in the lower jaw (where anesthesia may be difficult to set) or if you are struggling with fear of dentists. We can guarantee treatment without pain (and almost entirely without needles) and the patient will not feel anesthesia after treatment, because this goes out almost immediately . The disadvantage of course is that it takes a little longer for the treatment and the patient will be longer in the dental chair.
Nitrous oxide is something we use often in combination with other anesthetics, if patients are struggling with anxiety about the dentist. It can also be a good solution for patients with large allergy ailments and responsive to other substances we use.
Nitrous oxide is a very pleasant way to start treatment. We can keep the patient on such gas for up to an hour and the patient needs only five to ten deep “stomach puffs” to feel the effects.
This is for patients with high dental anxiety, or shall implement procedure,then this anesthetic form is a very good option. There is also an option for patients who have medical diagnoses that make it difficult to carry out processing such as hypertension, Parkinson’s.