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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
Not typically: It would be unusual for numbness of the tongue to arise just from general anesthesia unless the anesthesiologist was exceptionally agressive during in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Neuropraxia: Find out if they needed an oral airway, its a small plastic part that helps keep you airway open and rests on the tongue. If the tip was compressed un ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Numbness of face...: Not general anesthesia, but the securing the airway or the head/face position. Probably, the use of the lma compressed some nerves deep into the walls ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Not really: General anesthesia sometimes involves a breathing tube or airway device that may cause numbness to the tongue but not the face.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Not unusual: This is not an uncommon symptom after having general anesthesia. If the problem persists, i would see the dentist/oral surgeon who removed the tooth.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Likely two different: things happened, injection directly into a small artery can cause a vision change temporarily; injection very close to or into part of the lingual ner ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
General : Anesthesia doesn't cause numbeness. You were probably injected with local anesthesia as well and that should last a few hours.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
56 years experience Dentistry
Normal: To numb the gum on the roof, an injection into the very hard (dense) gum tissue on the palat is spread to accept the antsthetic leaving some soreness ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eli Loch
Dr. Eli Loch answered
11 years experience Anesthesiology
Reactions: It is possible for patients to have agitation, confusion, or symptoms of delirium after general anesthesia although they almost always resolve quickly ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: If you are anxious about the extraction, this is a perfectly acceptable way to have extraction.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
No: No, but in certain cases it can be done under general: debilitated patients, children, patients with altered mental abilities or per patient request.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say: Ususally, the numbess doesn to last for more than an hour or two, b ut it depends on the type of anesthesia your surgeon administered. Some will last ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
In few hrs: It depends what medication was was used, long acting local may lost 4 hrs or more after completion of surgery, most of the time only couple of hrs.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Yes. Most oral surgeons utilize IV sedation in their offices.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: The general anesthetic typically doesn't contribute to a patient biting his tongue. If a patient receives local anesthesia along with the general anes ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Positioning: Unclear what is happening, your discomfort could be related to your surgery, positioning, iv, phlebitis and other causes. Talk to your surgeon.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
No risk: No you should be fine. Just stay hydrated and with good nutrition and you will be all good. No worries
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
36 years experience Prosthodontics
Not during procedure: Impacted wisdom teeth require more work to remove than non impacted teeth. You will not feel anythign while the procedure is going on due to the anest ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Depends on you: If you can keep calm a local can be sufficient. If you need general make sure they have a board certified anesthesiologist in the office and the offic ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Call your doctor: Call your surgeon and explain what's going on. If you have fever or are coughing up secretions, it might be best to delay surgery. But if this is just ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: Can be done under sedation or general, and choice is based on the patient, patient's airway , surgical skills and preferences, location traditions and ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: There are many oral and maxillofacial surgeons who offer and provide general anethesia as a safe and comfortable option for their patients in an outp ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Ok: Ok, but in most cases it is not nessasary. Talk to your dentist for the best solution.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your Surgeon: If you are experiencing a burning numbing sensation this means that in some way a nerve was involved and needs to be evaluated by your surgeon. Also d ... Read More

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