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A 44-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 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 20 years experience
No: This is considered conscious sedation.
Last updated May 6, 2016

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