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Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. what would most likely be used?

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Dr. Steven Koos answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

This varies a bit: From clinician to clinician - but common agents used in combination in my day to day practice of anesthesia include - propofol, brevital, nubain, fentanyl, remifentanil, versed, ketamine, & ihalation agent such as nitrous oxide & sevoflurane. A combination of medications allows for the use of smaller doses of each (compliment each other). Lower doses reduces potential negative effects of each.

Answered 1/5/2015

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Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Talk to MD: Most of these procedures can be done with local anesthesia and some sedation. It is rare that a full general anesthetic would be required.

Answered 4/24/2015

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