During anaesthesia (also called general anaesthesia) the patient is unconscious and it is therefore the safest way to be completely free of fear and stress during dental treatment. Modern anaesthesia methods are considered very safe and reliable.
Before the actual anaesthesia, the patient first receives a sedative that makes him so sleepy that he is barely aware of what is happening next. A breathing tube is then inserted through the nose into the trachea (so-called intubation), through which breathing can be precisely regulated. To start waking up after dental treatment, the anaesthetic is gradually reduced and the breathing tube is finally removed. With modern anaesthetics, the patient is responsive again just a few minutes after the end of the anaesthesia and can leave the practice after a few hours.
In addition to anxious patients, anaesthesia is also suitable for extensive dental surgical procedures such as simultaneous removal of wisdom teeth or the insertion of dental implants.