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Complication of wisdom tooth extractions - paraesthesia?

Complication of wisdom tooth extractions - paraesthesia?

One of the risks: Paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve is one of the potential risks associated with the removal of impacted mandibular wisdom teeth. Factors affecting the risk may include the position and stage of development of the impacted tooth, as well as the skill level and technique of the dentist and/or surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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What type of sedation is given before dental surgeries?

What type of sedation is given before dental surgeries?

Varies: Sometime the dentist will have sedation with oral meds or even nitrous oxide (laughing gas,) that lightly puts you into relaxed state, but will not put you out completely, with supported breathing, etc. In the hospital and many oral surgery offices, they may use different types of IV sedation that put you asleep with assisted breathing. Ask a lot of questions ...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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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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What are the risks of general anesthesia with propofol?

What are the risks of general anesthesia with propofol?

Minimal,: you will have an anesthesiologist and secured airway. The risks are with sedation with unqualified personnel ...Read more

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Is General Anesthesia common for a wisdom tooth extraction ?

I'm an : anesthesiologist and I recently chose local only anesthesia. Too short a procedure to make the big deal general anesthesia worth it ...Read more

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What is the most common anesthesia used during a wisdom teeth extraction procedure?

What is the most common anesthesia used during a wisdom teeth extraction procedure?

Talk to Dentist: Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient. If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. I don't even remember the procedure after a little dose of valium. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck. ...Read more

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Surgical wisdom tooth removal with only local anesthesia. Is that safe?

Surgical wisdom tooth removal with only local anesthesia. Is that safe?

Yes: Having wisdom teeth removed under local anesthesia is a very safe procedure. However, depending on the position of the teeth, your age, level of apprehension, expectations, and skill level and surgical technique of your dentist, it may not be the most comfortable option. ...Read more

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Side effects of local anasthesia in dentistry?

Side effects of local anasthesia in dentistry?

Local anesthesia: Usually very little if any, unless you are truly allergic, have high blood pressure (if epinephrine is used) or nursing or pregnant. Always consult your physician for your specific case ...Read more

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What sort of adverse complications can occur during a dental procedure?

What sort of adverse complications can occur during a dental procedure?

Depends on procedure: Before every dental procedure in my office, we provide a consent form that explains our procedures and what the possible complications are possible. Typically, these adverse complications do not occur, but it is very important for me to make sure that my patients understand that any and every dental or medical procedure has benefits and complications associated with them. Always ask. ...Read more

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Is there the same risk of post-operative death (e.G., cardiac arrhythmia) from conscious sedation as there is with general anesthesia?

Is there the same risk of post-operative death (e.G., cardiac arrhythmia) from conscious sedation as there is with general anesthesia?

No.: No. Conscious sedation has far lower risk than general anesthesia. That is why we try to go with conscious sedation instead of general anesthesia if we can. ...Read more

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Waht are the complications of an inadvertent dural puncture with epidural anesthesia?

Waht are the complications of an inadvertent dural puncture with epidural anesthesia?

Level?: Most frequent complication is spinal headache which can be treated with epidural blood patch. If the epidural placement is above lumbar level, although very low risk, spinal cord can be penetrated, which can cause neuro deficit. If epidural catheter placed and migrates to spinal space severe hypotension or complete spinal can occur and it can require control of the airway until spinal wears off. ...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 (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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Is general anesthesia used for sinus grafting? I'm terrified of having dental work done, and prefer to be knocked out completely for major procedures. Is sinus grafting a procedure that is done with local anesthetics or do most surgeons use general anesth

Is general anesthesia used for sinus grafting? I'm terrified of having dental work done, and prefer to be knocked out completely for major procedures. Is sinus grafting a procedure that is done with local anesthetics or do most surgeons use general anesth

Use IV sedation..: General anesthesia is rarely indicated for sinus graft surgery. Iv sedation is what i would consider if you're anxious. This way, you're completely comfortable, won't remember anything, and won't have tubes down your throat. Furthermore, you'll recover faster and have less side effects from the anesthesia. Although local anesthetic can be used to perform a sinus graft, i prefer IV sedation. ...Read more

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What is the risk of death from anesthetics for wisdom teeth?

What is the risk of death from anesthetics for wisdom teeth?

Minimal: Every anesthetic procedure has some degree of risks with general anesthesia having the greatest risk. The risk is minimized by having the anesthesia provided by someone who has the proper training in evaluating patients and their risks when undergoing anesthesia, as well as being trained in administering anesthesia and treating complications that may arise. Oral surgeons have an excellent record. ...Read more

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What are common complications of a wisdom tooth extraction?

What are common complications of a wisdom tooth extraction?

See Below: There are many possible complications from a wisdom tooth extraction but I would not really call them 'common'. Mild to moderate pain and swelling are not really complications but are considered normal with certain extractions. Some complications are nerve damage, dry socket, infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between IV sedation and general anesthesia for having wisdom tooth extractions?

What is the difference between IV sedation and general anesthesia for having wisdom tooth extractions?

Depends on situation: Iv sedation can be provided by an oral surgeon, and is often a very good technique for wisdom tooth extraction. For certain high-risk patients (morbid obesity, severe heart or lung problems), general anesthesia with a breathing tube and control of the airway may be a safer alternative. Every case is different, and an individualized care plan with anesthesiology consultation may be in order. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia worth the cost for impacted wisdom teeth?

Is general anesthesia worth the cost for impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes: If your wisdom teeth are impacted then sedation is a great option so tha you will be comfortable. It is worth the extra cost. However discuss your options with your doctor. ...Read more

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