General Anesthesia in Dubai

Making painless dental treatments possible

General anesthesia is a state of controlled unconsciousness. Medicines are given to put you to sleep, so you’re unaware of the procedure and do not move or feel pain while it’s carried out.

This treatment allows dentists to work on unconscious patients for treatments that are particularly painful, difficult and lengthy.It is also ideal for children and patients whose behavioural problems make it impossible for the dentist to carry out procedures in treatments or surgeries.

When do you need General Anesthesia?

General anesthesia for adults

Experience dentistry that’s stress-free

General anesthesia dentistry, also known as deep sedation dentistry, utilizes general anesthesia, a combination of medications that guide you to sleep. These medications — usually administered intravenously or through inhaled gases — render a person either almost unconscious or completely unconscious (deeply asleep) during the procedure, and usually, patients cannot be awakened until the effects of the general anesthetics wear off.

This type of sedation is ideal for those needing more invasive and complicated treatments. It is also a good option for people with dental anxiety or phobia, and those with special needs.

Under this anesthesia, you won’t feel pain, as you’ll be asleep throughout the procedure. In fact, you are unlikely to remember any part of the dental treatment with this method. If you get jittery about dental treatments, dentistry under anesthesia can be a solution.

There are high chances that general anesthesia will leave you feeling somewhat groggy for a considerable time afterward and needs to be administered by a surgeon or anesthetist.

General anesthesia for kids

Safe and pain-free dental care for children

Every day at Dr. Michael’s Children’s Dental Center in Dubai, we see a lot of young patients with very different needs and behavior.

Many young children come to us with severe pain and need dental treatments, and our pediatric dentists do their best to make every visit as comfortable as possible. However, some children may need to have their dental treatment performed under general anesthesia to receive comprehensive dental care.

To keep your child safe and comfortable during a dental procedure, our dentists will recommend general anesthesia to perform dental treatments only if it is needed.

It is a safe state of controlled unconsciousness, your child will be put to sleep while our pediatric dentist performs the dental work. General anesthesia is done by a pediatric anesthesiologist, who is a doctor who specializes in anesthesia for children.

Your child will be given the medications that will make him or her sleep comfortably during the procedure and be unconscious, free from pain, and will be unaware of the treatment.

Young children, including those with extreme anxiety uncontrolled with other conscious sedation techniques, and children with special needs are candidates for general anesthesia. They are often best treated while they are asleep using general anesthesia. The length and extent of the procedure, the level of cooperation and developmental issues all come into play when it comes to delivering excellent quality of care.

Our pediatric dentists work together with the best anesthesiologists to carry out the best dental care in a safe, controlled and pain-free manner.

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Most frequently asked questions

The cost of general anesthesia for a dental procedure will hinge on the time and complexity of the dental procedure. It will also be determined by the level of sedation and how many dental appointments are necessary. This price will not include the cost of the dental procedure itself, just that of the anesthesia.

On the day of your dental procedure, your dental specialist will conduct a thorough check to make sure that you are healthy and ready for anesthesia. General anesthesia can be deployed in one of several ways — by IV, by breathing through a mask, or by an injection (much like a vaccine). Once asleep, an IV is placed and an endotracheal tube is inserted. The endotracheal tube works like a snorkel, allowing the patient to breathe and protecting the airway when the dental work is being done. Treatment under general anesthesia is conducted under the most rigorous safety protocols. The dental expert will monitor vital signs, including blood pressure, blood oxygen level, pulse and heart rate during the procedure.


General anesthesia is commonly used to perform dental treatment in patients with dental phobia, challenging behaviour, many of whom are children or patients with special needs.

The anesthetic drugs can stay in your system for up to 24 hours. It is advisable to avoid going to work or driving home until the drugs have left your body.

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