Implant Treatment Under General Anesthesia

Implant Treatment Under General Anesthesia

At CityDent Istanbul Dental Clinic, we offer the option of implant treatment with general anesthesia, although we don't recommend it for all patients. Please contact us if you are interested in implant treatment in Istanbul with general anesthesia to receive a consultation about your condition.

Although implant treatment and dental treatment with general anesthesia are possible, we do not prefer general anesthesia except for necessary and mandatory situations. The main reasons for this are that general anesthesia is a method that can lead to much larger complications than local anesthesia. If there is a situation that is worth taking this risk for both the patient and the dentist, general anesthesia should be preferred. The vast majority of dental implant applications are short-term operations and the patient can pass the operation without feeling any pain with local anesthesia. It is not correct to lean towards general anesthesia just because of concerns such as "I am afraid of feeling pain" or "I get very irritated, I cannot stand seeing blood". Implant treatment is a very routine and common treatment. You can eliminate your concerns about this by getting answers from many patients who have undergone implant treatment. Even many patients who are afraid of dentists and have not visited a clinic for even the smallest treatment for years will tell you that they have passed this process painlessly. In terms of short-term pain and discomfort that may occur after treatment, there is no additional advantage to having surgical procedures performed under general anesthesia.

Implant (screw tooth) application with general anesthesia is an expensive procedure. For general anesthesia to be applied, the presence of an anesthesia specialist (anesthesiologist) is required. Only specialists in this field can put the patient to sleep with general anesthesia. In addition, it is necessary to provide all kinds of equipment, tools, materials, etc. for the installation of the general anesthesia unit. Considering all these, it can be seen that implant application with general anesthesia, which is already an expensive treatment method, makes implant tooth application even more expensive. Implant treatment is possible when insufficient bone areas are converted into sufficient bone areas for implant application with some advanced surgical techniques and operations.

In modern dentistry, in many cases, non-applicable mouths and toothless areas can be made suitable for artificial teeth with sinus lifting, bone widening operations, bone and tissue transplantation, and similar augmentation procedures.

You can send us your panoramic X-ray for the determination of your bone thickness, or you can visit our center and have your X-ray taken.

Advantages of Implant Treatment Under General Anesthesia

While general anesthesia is not typically necessary for most dental implant procedures, there are some cases where it may be recommended or preferred. Here are some potential advantages of implant treatment under general anesthesia:

  1. Reduced anxiety and fear: For some patients, the idea of undergoing dental implant surgery can be stressful and anxiety-inducing. General anesthesia can help to alleviate these feelings by putting the patient into a deep sleep so that they are unaware of the procedure.

  2. Increased comfort: Because the patient is completely asleep under general anesthesia, they will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. This can be particularly beneficial for patients who are undergoing more complex or extensive implant procedures.

  3. Faster completion time (in some cases): Because the patient is completely still and unaware during the procedure, the dentist or oral surgeon can often work more quickly and efficiently. This can result in a faster overall treatment time and reduced stress for both the patient and the dental team.

  4. Improved results (in some cases): When a patient is completely still and relaxed under general anesthesia, the dentist or oral surgeon can often achieve more precise and accurate results. This can be especially important for procedures that require a high degree of precision, such as implant placement in areas with limited space or bone density.

It is important to note that general anesthesia does carry some risks and is not always necessary or recommended for dental implant procedures. The decision to use general anesthesia should always be made in consultation with a qualified dental professional, and the risks and benefits should be carefully considered for each individual patient.


Didvantages of Implant Treatment Under General Anesthesia

  1. Higher Risk of Complications: General anesthesia carries a greater risk of complications compared to local anesthesia. This includes allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and cardiovascular problems.

  2. Increased Cost: Implant treatment under general anesthesia is more expensive than treatment under local anesthesia due to the need for an anesthesiologist and additional equipment.

  3. Longer Recovery Time: Patients may experience a longer recovery time after implant treatment under general anesthesia due to the effects of the anesthesia on the body.

  4. Potential Side Effects: General anesthesia can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and dizziness, which can be uncomfortable for patients.

  5. Unnecessary in Most Cases: Implant treatment is usually a short and minimally invasive procedure that can be easily done under local anesthesia, making general anesthesia unnecessary in most cases.

It's important to note that while general anesthesia may be necessary in some cases, such as for patients with severe anxiety or medical conditions that prevent the use of local anesthesia, it should not be used as the default method for implant treatment without a clear medical indication.


Price of Implant Treatment with General Anesthesia? 

At Citydent Istanbul, the prices of general anesthesia for our dental procedures are not included in the total prices of our implant treatments. However, we do offer general anesthesia as an additional service, and the cost is determined separately. For detailed information about the prices of general anesthesia, we recommend contacting us directly. By providing us with relevant information such as x-ray or CT scan results, we can offer you more precise and tailored pricing. Our team is ready to assist you and provide the information you need. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us for more accurate pricing details regarding general anesthesia at Citydent Istanbul.