The so-called twilight sleep (deep sedation) is the condition where you are sleepy and only slightly responsive. This type of sedation is also accompanied in our clinic by an experienced medical specialist. We can then operate under local anesthesia, while the administered sedative/analgesic means that you are hardly aware of the intervention. This form of anesthesia is particularly suitable for briefer interventions. Modern intravenous general anesthetics are preferentially used for longer or more complex interventions.
Modern total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) as used by us in the dental clinic ABC Bogen only has limited similarity to conventional general anesthesia. The risk of complications is reduced to 1:250,000 due to the better technology and more intensive monitoring. Nevertheless, many people still have second thoughts about deciding on a treatment or operation while sleeping painlessly.
Two aspects come to the forefront here: The fear of waking up during the intervention and the fear of post-operative queasiness and pain. Both can be avoided through the combination of TIVA with the so-called bispectral index (BIS). The depth of anesthesia can be precisely controlled during the entire treatment duration. The anesthetic is administered intravenously via a computer-controlled pump at the same time. The "sleep-like" state can therefore be precisely dosed. Your risk is minimal due to this. You are normally fully responsive immediately after the operation. Naturally, you will be continuously cared for before, during and after the TIVA by our anesthetics team.
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