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Is general anesthesia (twilight sedation) during wisdom tooth extraction okay?

Is general anesthesia (twilight sedation) during wisdom tooth extraction okay?

Anesthesia Choices: In conjunction with your oral surgeon, such a choice will be based on the complexity level of the procedure, your medical history and anxiety level. ...Read more

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Sedative (Definition)

A sedative is a medication that induces calm, relaxation, and usually, decreases anxiety. Sedatives - especially at higher doses - can induce sleep. The sleep-inducing attribute is more correctly called "hypnotic". Not surprisingly, most medications produce more than one specific effect. Therefore, one sedative may dominate in the reduction of anxiety and ...Read more


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Is endoscopy with general anesthesia?

Twilight: Typically it is done in a sedative state known as conscious sedation but depending on the depth and reflex, general anesthesia may be necessary or occur. ...Read more

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What sedatives are used before a gastroscopy procedure?

What sedatives are used before a  gastroscopy procedure?

Sedatives: Mild sedatives are usually used for minor scope procedure, along with local anesthetic spray to throat to get the scope to go in without discomfort. ...Read more

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Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Yes : And that may be sufficient. In my opinion, deep sedation and monitoring provided by an anesthesiologist is more comfortable, effective, efficient and safer paradigm. ...Read more

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Need unsedated colonoscopy?

Most patients: Find mild sedation helpful during a colonoscsopy however many can tolerate the procedure without sedation. Talk with your endoscopist to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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How safe is twilight sedation for wisdom tooth removal?

How safe is twilight sedation for wisdom tooth removal?

Very Very Very Safe: Twilight sedation is very safe if done by a competent medical/dental professional in the proper way. Millions of cases are done every year with great outcomes. Just make sure you're seeing someone who is trained, licensed, and experienced. ...Read more

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Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Sedation: Not on me. Knee surgery is much more involved than the colonoscopy. Give me the good stuff for the knee surgery. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia during gallbladder surgery safe for copd patients?

Is general anesthesia during gallbladder surgery safe for copd patients?

Well : Depends on how severe the COPD if you can be safe you need to be evaluated pre op by anesthesia doctor ...Read more

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Twilight sleep/ IV sedation for a rhinoplasty. Is this common?

Twilight sleep/ IV sedation for a rhinoplasty. Is this common?

Anesthesia: It used to be very common but is quite unusual todayu with our more advanced anesthesia agents. ...Read more

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Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?

Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?  Any risks?

Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they have all the reasons in the world to be very careful. Ask for reassurance since your worries are important too - even if unneeded. Get instructions for before/after and good info. Best! ...Read more

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Is IV sedation the same as general anesthesia in preparation for an involved dental procedure?

Is IV sedation the same as general anesthesia in preparation for an involved dental procedure?

Possibly: Anxiolysis is a continuum fm light sedation to general anesthesia. Depending on the technique sedation ranges fm light to moderate to deep to general anesthesia. Some people do very well with light sedation others are more difficult actually having a harder time trying to cooperate thereby requiring more sedation. As sedation requirements increase the likely hood of general anesthesia is greater. ...Read more

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Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?

Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes: Most oral surgeons i know do use IV sedation instead of general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth. Which is the best way to go depends on how many teeth they are removing, how difficult they expect the procedure to be, and your personal preference. Speak to your oral surgeon about which option is best for you. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Depends: Local anesthetic is always the safest. However, for healthy people, anesthesia procedures in an oral surgeon's office is statistically very safe. Most surgeons use a deep sedation or general anesthetic technique. In my office, general anesthesia is preferred because i can use medications that are short acting and make you feel good and alert instead of nauseated and sleepy afterwards. ...Read more

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Endoscopy under general anesthesia, what to expect?

Endoscopy under general anesthesia, what to expect?

Upper endoscopy?: Upper endoscopy is a medical procedure that inspects upper GI tract and helps to find find the source of symptoms. First you will be adequately sedated then endoscope is inserted and procedure is performed. During the recovery you might feel slightly bloated, but you’ll be able to eat after the procedure. The results of the test will be explained, unless biopsy was performed. Painless. ...Read more

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IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

IV Sedation: is highly recommended for complete comfort. It puts you at ease and makes the surgical placement of dental implants far less threatening. ...Read more

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Can a general surgeon do the following procedure: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)?

Can a general surgeon do the following procedure:  endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)?

GI doctor: It is typically a gastroenterologist who does ercp's. It is pretty rare that a general surgeon will do an ercp. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more