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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Overview)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in anesthesia is an anesthesiologist.


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Is general anesthesia safe?

Is general anesthesia safe?

Yes.: General anesthesia has a long history with literally millions of people getting anesthetics every year. But there are risks. It is obviously riskier in the very young and very old. It is riskier if you have serious medical problems like congestive heart failure or COPD. It is riskier if you are having a very prolonged or complicated surgical procedure. But yes, general anesthesia is safe. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Sibert
2,250 doctors shared insights

Anesthesia (Overview)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in anesthesia is an anesthesiologist.


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Is general anesthesia (twilight sedation) during wisdom tooth extraction okay?

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Is general anesthesia (twilight sedation) during wisdom tooth extraction okay?

Anesthesia Choices: In conjunction with your oral surgeon, such a choice will be based on the complexity level of the procedure, your medical history and anxiety level. ...Read more

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Epidural block is regional, local or, general anesthesia?

Epidural block is regional, local or, general anesthesia?

Regional: An epidural block refers to either anesthesia or analgesia. The later is used for pain control for labo, after surgery , renal stones or other pain conditions. The former is used for surgery itself. The difference is the strength of the local anesthetic used for the block. The stronger the dose the more numb you become. ...Read more

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What types of anesthesia are there?

What types of anesthesia are there?

Excellent question: General anesthesia is being put out completely. Regional anesthesia involves anesthesia only to the area involved such as a leg or an arm. Therevare many wsys to administer this. Local anesthesia is numbing of the nerves in a specific location. Sometimes different combinations are used to get the best results. ...Read more

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Can cerclage be performed under regional anesthesia?

Can cerclage be performed under regional anesthesia?

Best option: Regional anesthesia (spinal)is the good option and frequently used during cerclage. Very little medication is used, which will unlikely to affect a baby. If appropriate dose is used recovery from spinal anesthesia can be quick. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia dangerous?

Is general anesthesia dangerous?

Relative to what: I have done anesthesia for 42000 cases, no deaths, mi, wake ups during surgery for generals, no comas, my most frequent problems =16 broken teeth, 22 inhailing vomit giving 3 pneumonias, two nerve damages. Is that safe? When i started the death rate was 1 per 5000 now it is less than 1 per 200, 000 for healthy patients. Is that safe? Not nearly as safe as the airlines and it should be and can be. ...Read more

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How is general anesthesia different from local anesthesia?

Different medication: The word "anesthesia" can be confusing. It applies to many different drugs that prevent responses to pain. Drugs like Lidocaine and novocaine are injected with a needle to numb an area: this is "local" anesthesia. Other drugs that are given through an iv--such as Propofol or sodium pentothal--and anesthesia gases that you breathe produce general anesthesia and complete unconsciousness. ...Read more

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How is local anesthesia administered?

How is local anesthesia administered?

Many many ways: Local can be given by nasal spray, skin cream, needle injection. Eyedrops, gargling, nerve block can numb all parts of the body including muscle, bone, tongue. ...Read more

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Is general anesthetic safe?

Is general anesthetic safe?

Extremely low risks.: Anesthesiology has become the 'poster child' of improved safety in medicine. The risks directly attributed to anesthesia alone are now so low that they become hard to estimate. Latest estimates put the risk of major morbidity or mortality at one in several hundred thousand. Much lower than the risk of being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Is anesthesia safe?

Is anesthesia safe?

Yes: For most people. The more serious, chronic health problems one has, the higher the risk. ...Read more

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How are local anethesia and general anesthesia different?

How are local anethesia and general anesthesia different?

Anesthesia: Local anesthesia blocks transmission of local nerves and nerve endings with local anesthetics applied locally. General anesthesia is systemic, introduced intravenously or by inhalation. ...Read more

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General information about anesthesia.

General information about anesthesia.

General Information about Anesthesia:

anesthesia is used in the medical and dental fields to control pain during a surgery or procedure. It is performed by qualified anesthetist using medicine called anesthetics. This can help control a patient’s blood pressure, breathing, blood flow, and heart rate and rhythm. sedation dentistry in mississauga dental clinics is commonly administered for a lot of major dental procedures.

ambulatory anesthesia is another term for outpatient anesthesia which refers to the anesthesia administered to patients using short-acting anesthetic agents. It is proven to be safe, convenient and can be performed in different facilities such as a hospital, a freestanding surgical clinic or a private dental surgeon’s office. Anesthetists use specialized anesthetic techniques as well as maintenance care focused to the needs of the ambulatory patient.

generally, patients who are in reasonably good health qualify for ambulatory anesthesia. However, as each person is unique, there will be no standard qualification to be complied with. The anesthetist will have to carefully evaluate the patient and his health conditions.

to do that, the anesthetist will have to gather the information he needs for the evaluation. The patient will be asked to answer a questionnaire focused on details or information about previous anesthetic history or experience. The patient will also be asked to disclose information about previous and present medical conditions, medications and allergies, if any.

other than the questionnaire, an interview with the patient will be in order where several concerns, issues, questions may be exchanged between the patient and the anesthetist. From such interview, the following information are gathered to serve as a guideline for patients having anesthesia:

  • patient should not eat or drink anything for at least 6 hours before anesthesia is administered.
  • smoking patients will be asked to refrain from smoking prior to the procedure.
  • arrangements need to be made for a responsible adult to accompany the patient to and from the dental clinic or hospital.
  • a responsible adult should also accompany the patient at home for at least 24 hours.
  • taking of existing medications should be discussed with the anesthetist.
  • the anesthetist will review the patient’s medical and anesthesia history and records. He will also answer any concerns of the patient prior to administering the anesthetics.
  • blood pressure cuff, ekg, pulse oximeter and other monitoring devices will be attached to the patient for proper safety monitoring.
  • patient should wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothes during the surgery.

 

the anesthetist is generally responsible for the patient’s comfort and well-being in terms of before and after the dental procedure. During the procedure, the anesthetist will manage the patient’s important body functions. Proper monitoring during and after the procedure is included in the anesthetist’s responsibility. Based on his assessment, the patient may be discharged at least after an hour of monitoring, if the anesthetist deems it safe for the patient to leave the dental clinic or office.

postoperative rest is done at home where the patient may still feel some effects of the anesthetics such as drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, muscle aches, a sore throat and occasional headaches.  vomiting may occur but it’s less common. All of these side effects are self-limiting and expected to disappear with rest and time.

be more informed about the use of general anesthesia in dentistry by talking to your mississauga dentist.

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How are versed sedation and general anesthesia different?

How are versed sedation and general anesthesia different?

1 vs many drugs: Versed sedation is used when there is a procedure with minimal surgery or when local is used a lot. There is a relative high incidence (compared with general) of patients remembering parts of the procedure. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Depends: Local anesthetic is always the safest. However, for healthy people, anesthesia procedures in an oral surgeon's office is statistically very safe. Most surgeons use a deep sedation or general anesthetic technique. In my office, general anesthesia is preferred because i can use medications that are short acting and make you feel good and alert instead of nauseated and sleepy afterwards. ...Read more

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What is more expensive: general anesthesia or local anesthesia?

See below: Probably the general anesthetic would be more expensive, but it depends on where it is done. In an operating room you would also be paying the hospital charges for the or, as well as the nurses. The cost of the actual anesthetic would be on top of this. ...Read more

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What is mua (done under anesthesia)?

Manipulation: Under anesthesia. Usually with deep sedation or general. Occasionally can be done with an epidural if the manipulation is going to be repeated. ...Read more

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Is regional anesthesia administered for hand surgery?

Is regional anesthesia administered for hand surgery?

Surgeon dependent: The use of regional anesthesia varies from decade to decade. We are currently in an age where more and more cases are done under regional anesthesia. The advantages are that there is less anesthetic used, and the patient needs less pain medication after the operation because of the block. Talk to your surgeon and anesthesiologist about your options. ...Read more

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