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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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

www.tandpleje.dk/brevkassen

Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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