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Analgesia (Overview)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person needing to be unconscious.


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What is analgesia and how is it used during a root canal?

What is analgesia and how is it used during a root canal?

Analgesia: I often use nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia along with a local anesthesia for many dental procedures. This is also known as "laughing gas" or "sweet air". It makes you feel light headed, reduces your apprehension and anxiety, dulls your senses and makes the entire procedure pass more quickly. Many dentists use this technique and the effects wear off within minutes leaving no after affects. ...Read more

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Analgesia (Overview)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person needing to be unconscious.


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I hear people talk about pain management doctors. What exactly do they do?

I hear people talk about pain management doctors. What exactly do they do?

Good ones: Perform a comprehensive evaluation of your painful condition and develop a plan to further evaluate the condition if needed, as well as a treatment plan to address the pain. Treatment may include counseling and lifestyle modification to medications, interventional injections and surgical consultation if needed. Any doctor can call themselves a pain management specialist, so beware. ...Read more

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How common is it to be prescribed methadone for pain management?

How common is it to be prescribed methadone for pain management?

Methadone: Methadone is a narcotic medication. It is commonly known as medication for narcotic addiction. However, it's not uncommon to see Methadone used for chronic pain conditions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is clonidine used in analgesia?

Clonidine: we use Clonidine in epidural analgesia and it help in pain and spasm control ...Read more

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What will you do if the analgesia is not effective?

What will you do if the analgesia is not effective?

Different approach: If you are talking about pain after surgery, different types of pain relief are possible and may be used in combination. Your doctor may prescribe a narcotic (vicodin, dilaudid, etc.) along with tylenol (acetaminophen) or a NSAID such as ibuprofen. Depending on the type of surgery, a nerve block or epidural might be helpful for postop pain. We would need more information about the specific cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Are there other pain management options than drugs that would work just as well?

Depends: Pain mgmt doesn't consist just of drugs. Drugs may be given to alleviate pain or treat the underlying problem. Depending on the particular problem anything from physical therapy and exercise to invasive procedures may be recommended. ...Read more

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For pain management: how much vicodin is safe?

For pain management: how much vicodin is safe?

Vicodin: Vicodin 5/500 has been discontinued and replaced by 5/300 the max dose is listed at 6 per day for a short period ...Read more

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Warfarin user refused neck surgery too dangerous need warfarin friendly pain management medicine artificial aorotic heart valve?

Warfarin user refused neck surgery too dangerous need warfarin friendly pain management medicine artificial aorotic heart valve?

Second Opinion: This is not an unusual problem. You cam be transitioned to another anti-coagulant with the help of your cardiologist prior to the operation. The surgeon can then do the surgery and you can be placed back on your coumadin (warfarin). Discuss with your cardiologist about recommendations for another surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
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