There are various kinds of anesthetics?

6. august 2010  
Filed in Pain and Anaesthesia

Question:

I had a hole that had to be made. As I usually do, I got stunning. After about an hour I became dizzy and got nausea, it may be due to the anesthesia? Is it possible to get other anesthetics? I still have a lame area where the anesthesia was put in (it is 3 days ago) is this normal?

Jette

Answer:

Dear Jette,

Yes! It is different how we react to anesthesia. The next time you are at the dentist, so you may want a different kind of anesthesia than the one you got last

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Should the anesthesia does not eliminate the pain?

25. march 2010  
Filed in Pain and Anaesthesia

Question:

Hi..

I've been at the dentist to get drilled two holes for the first time today. I have never been drilled before, and therefore it was also the first time I was stunned.
I don't feel the anesthesia worked because I could feel pretty much everything, and it did really really hurts, got the chills and shook very much – was simply the worst I have ever tried. My question is whether you think the anesthesia worked? Is it not supposed not to be able to feel anything?

I was pretty swollen afterwards, and found it difficult to talk, at the same time I was also quite shocked, so were just home – had I not talked with my dentist about it. But think it is a little hard to pay $ 500. for stunning, when you don't feel it has worked..

Mvt. Anne Camilla.

Answer:

Dear Anne, Camilla,

If you had pain during treatment, your stunning not worked as it should. Of course, it is supposed to be a painless experience to come to the dentist. I think you should take a chat with your dentist. Sometimes nervousness have an impact on the anesthesia.

Hope you can use my answer.

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Dentist Joan Olsen

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Patientforsikring convicted for speech about drug

4. december 2009  
Filed in News

Tandlægeforeningens Patientforsikring has today been ordered to pay CMS Dental € 2.5 million. kr. in damages.

Judgment in a case concerning an article in the Tandlægebladet from 2005. In the article advised the president of the Tandlægeforeningens Patientforsikring dentists to be careful when they used the 4 % articaïne for anesthesia in the lower jaw.

The judgment clarifies, not whether there is greater risk by using the articaïne than by using other anesthetics for anaesthesia in the mandible.

Tandlægeforeningens Patientforsikring take the judgment into account.

The president of the Tandlægeforeningens Patientforsikring, dentist Jahn Legarth, said:

– When I was invited to write the article to Tandlægebladet, there were previously been written in the magazine about the articaïne. Lægemiddelforsikringen was oriented and thus there was also passed information to the Danish medicines agency, which has responsibility for the safety of medicines. I don't know what I would have done, if I in advance had known that the article would lead to a lawsuit, which has had high personal costs for me.

Tandlægeforeningens president Susanne Andersen says:

The judgment contains some scary prospects. It will be important for us, for the medical associations and other health organizations. We are concerned that the high court's judgment will be perceived as a restriction of freedom of expression in the medical debate on the possible adverse effects of medicines. The judgment does not change that it is the individual dentist's duty to advise his patients in the best way possible and to report side effects to the Danish medicines agency.

Tandlægeforeningens Patientforsikring has not yet taken a position on whether the judgment should be appealed.

Tandlægeforeningen and Tandlægeforeningens Patientforsikring have no further comments on the judgment.

What is general anesthesia?

25. november 2009  
Filed in Pain and Anaesthesia

Question:

What is general anesthesia?

Allan

Answer:

Dear Allan,

The word anesthesia has its origin from the Greek word narkosis, which means stunning. The professional word for narcosis, Anesthesia, which is also derived from a Greek word, anaisthesia, which means “no sense”. Anesthesiology is the study of bedøvelsesmidlers use. And doctors who have undergone basic training and rotation, can then specialize in anesthesiology, which is a duration of 4½ years.

There are many kinds of stunning. You can stun the local, delbedøvelse, which is to say that the patient is in consciousness, and only a certain area of the body is numbed. This seeing most at the dentist, when the dentist only stun the part of the mouth.

Another option is so that you call for general anesthesia, or a helbedøvelse, which is to say that the patient is not conscious during the procedure. At a helbedøvelse get the patient injected sleeping pills into a vein, then the patient in the course of a very short time will fall asleep. A helbedøvelse can also be given through a mask for the face, where the patient is given a bedøvegas.

General anesthesia for dental treatment can be given to virtually all patients, excluded patients with some specific chronic ailments such as asthma, smokers lungs, bronchitis, metabolism disorders, heart disease as well as severe obesity.

There are often some risks and side effects of anesthesia and the most common side effects are nausea and vomiting. Therefore, the patient should always be fixed before the anesthesia. The substances you use today has, however, reduced the extent of nausea and vomiting considerably, so that this only happens in rare cases.

In rare cases, deaths associated with anaesthesia, but since the reason will most often be a combination of surgery, anesthesia and the patient's state of health. Statistically speaking, when one does not take into account the patient's health condition or procedure type, the total mortality up to six days after stunning approx. 1 out of 10,000. They do not have other diseases, and should not have made a major surgery, the risk is significantly smaller. The risks of an intervention by the dentist, for example, cannot be compared with the risks of an open heart surgery.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

www.tandpleje.dk/brevkassen

Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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Where can I find a dentist that can give anesthetic treatment?

Question:

Where can I find a dentist that can give anesthesia treatment, as general anaesthesia does not work on me.
I live in", by Randers.
Can it really be that there might be a three month waiting period? I would like to have made my holes by the year 2010.

Christina

Answer:

Dear Christina,

Your own dentist can refer you to a dentist near you who offers anesthesia. Wait can I not express an opinion on. You must arrange this with the dentist you are being referred to.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Problems with to get the anesthesia to work

31. august 2009  
Filed in Pain and Anaesthesia

Question:

Now I have the last several times at the dentist, where I have been stunned experienced that my body is starting to shake inside, get heart palpitations and feel tired and heavy.
They can never really stun me where I should be, maybe after 2 – 3 – 4 attempt, whereupon I saw one really bad. My dentist says it is nothing to do with the anesthesia to make. The last few times it's gone really wrong (I think)
The previous time was my whole face numbed my lip and my eye hung, I might not blink, and really just not notice half of my head.

Now here the last time, I thought just it was there, but slowly disappeared, the feeling in my throat and finally I could not swallow.
When I almost flew up out of the chair and tried to explain to my dentist, laughed at he little and said that it was the ' stunning sake.... Øhhh well...
In an hour and a half I went and spat out because I'm not ku swallowing (the times I tried to smoke it wrong and had to cough and hack it up again)

I might sound quite squeamish, but even I can hold to much.
Now I stand so here soon and need to have made a root canal, but honestly.... Has very little desire for are afraid of what happens the next time.

So maybe my question is whether there are options other than local anesthesia??
Is it possible I can not tolerate it or what is it that happens?

My dentist has a pretty good reputation, and many of my acquaintances go to the dentist there.

Greeting jeannie.

Answer:

Dear Jeannie,

Talk with your dentist about the evs. use nitrous oxide. Some times when the anesthesia does not work, it may have something with the nervousness to do, take the evs. 2 panodiler before going to the dentist, it can help you to calm down. It can also be due to infection in the area, which makes it difficult to numb the tooth.
It is very common that you feel a little heavy in the area where you will be stunned, but it is a little difficult to answer specifically on your issue.

Regarding the palpitations, then due to the epinephrine in the anesthesia, it is not dangerous. Ask the dentist next time if you do get anaesthetic without the adrenaline, it can be you get, the less the discomfort of the.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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