We aim to ensure that any necessary treatments are painless and involve minimal discomfort to the patient. Patients are involved in the decision as to which type of pain management is the right option for their procedure.
Generally we use a local anaesthetic for classic preparation (drilling), root canal treatments or periodontal therapy. Using a sterilised needle we anaesthetise the regions to be treated in the upper and lower jaws of the patient, to ensure that the affected areas are completely numb. The anaesthetic is local and the patient is fully-conscious. After the treatment is complete the effects of the anaesthetic gradually wear off and any further impairment in sensory perception is unlikely. However it is advisable to refrain from sport or strenuous physical activity following the procedure.
A short-acting or general anaesthetic is an alternative option for any treatment if requested by the patient, medically necessary or if the patient is particularly anxious. In this case the patient is completely unconscious and has no sense of pain. Our experienced specialists for anaesthesiology and paediatric anaesthesiology will look after you so that you can relax and sleep through your treatment. After the procedure some impairment in sensory perception is to be excepted so we urgently recommend having somebody accompany you. Avoid physical activity and participating in traffic (driving or cycling) and follow the instructions of your anaesthetist.