Due to the progress of medicine, more and more people are extending their lives thanks to transplants, surgeries, medicines, etc. This makes more and more patients at risk who need to be treated in dentistry in conditions of maximum safety. Similarly there are people who for physical or psychological reasons are unable to show themselves as collaborators in dental treatments. It is to this type of patients that dentistry tries to offer a solution through general anesthesia, thus enabling dental problems that could otherwise be treated.
General anesthesia is obtained with a controlled loss of consciousness, accompanied by partial or complete loss of defensive reflexes, including the ability to independently maintain an airway and respond to verbal commands. In dentistry this technique must be performed by an anesthesiologist, in an operating room and in the company of the dentist.