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is versed (midazolam) for wisdom teeth extraction considered general anesthetic?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No: Midazolam (versed) is a powerful but relatively short-acting benzodiazepine used for sedation before surgery. It is not an anesthetic agent. Other medications are used for general anesthesia.
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
No: This is considered conscious sedation.

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