Problems Of Anesthesia In Dentistry

Every person at conscious age probably knows well what toothache is. For most of us a visit to dentist was and would be an unpleasant necessity and as paraphrased saying stands – do not do today what you can do tomorrow. First of all, we are afraid of dentists, because for less or more extent they hurt us.

Standing in front of the dental office door you have fear to come inside, and then this awful feeling creeps over the whole body when you already sit in the dental chair and see those torturous units hanging over you…And finally, pressing the palm to a swollen chick you leave with the anticipation of a future sleepless night, when the effect of anesthesia is over and leaves you alone with pain.

Anesthesia In DentistrySo what caused the increased attention to pain control for family dentists? There are several reasons. Dental treatment has a number of features:

1) Dental procedures are mostly of ambulatory nature, what means that 99 % of patients are treated within the clinic, and only 1 percent in the hospital (severe cases as cellulitis, broken jaw bones, birth defects etc.).

2) Most dental procedures are painful without a good pain relief. It should be also taken into account that it is necessary for patient to remove pain not only during treatment but also after it.

3) According to studies, 84 % of all the patients experience emotional stress before the visit to dentist. About 20 % of people wittingly kill the clock and refuse to take up any dental treatment even if they have pain or other symptoms what leads to dangerous complications – phlegmon, osteomyelitis, etc.

As far as toothache is considered to be one of the most difficultly tolerable, what is explained by mixed (somatic and autonomic) innervation of maxillofacial area, dentist in Downey  try to find the best solution to relief pain without side effects and applicable to people with various diseases.

For patients with concomitant diseases, dentists widely apply various methods of analgesia – sedation, which can be iatrogenic and preanesthetic medication – mostly benzodiazepines. General anesthetic is conducted only under strict medical reasons – for example, for patients with mental illnesses.

Toothache has a complex etiology and can affect temporal, parietal, frontal area, spreading to the larynx and even to nose and ears. Sometimes the process of  dental in Downey treatment must be conducted with the assistance of various specialists, including ophthalmologists, neurologists, otolaryngologists, clinical psychologist or even a psychiatrist.

To support the state of the patient after dental or surgical intervention dentists prescribe patients non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. There are situations when it is not allowed to give a person NSAD for more than 1 or 2 days (it usually concerns those with stomach and duodenal ulcer), but in general cases such medicine provides good analgesic potential and have minimum side effects.