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Do all wisdom tooth extractions under general anesthetic take place at a hospital?

Do all wisdom tooth extractions under general anesthetic take place at a hospital?

No: There are many oral and maxillofacial surgeons who offer and provide general anethesia as a safe and comfortable option for their patients in an outpatient setting in their offices or outpatient surgical centers. ...Read more

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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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Dental local anesthetic used in singapore?

Same: Dental anesthetics are pretty much the same all over. They are primarily the amide variety such as Lidocaine and mepivicaine. Ester varieties like novocaine are no longer used. ...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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If ur child needed many dental fillings, WWYD? Oral sedation w/dentist, IV sedation w/dentist who's also anesthesiologist, or gen anesthesia@hospital?

If ur child needed many dental fillings, WWYD? Oral sedation w/dentist, IV sedation w/dentist who's also anesthesiologist, or gen anesthesia@hospital?

Specialist: Find a Pedodontist (children's dentist) who provides regular treatment in the hospital operating room. Have child examined by them and consider your options. Very important to see the specialist with this training. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How to deal with dental phobia in teens. 17 year old girl who fights and screams at the dental office. Cannot afford sedation?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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How to deal with dental phobia in teens.
17 year old girl who fights and screams at the dental office.
Cannot afford sedation?

Anxiety management: for patients with moderate or severe levels of dental phobia, psychological and pharmacological interventions are required. Without treatment, dental phobia is likely to get worse over time. See a pain psychologist for CBT. ...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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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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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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Are patients who have quarterly periodontal cleanings allowed nitrous oxide to decrease pain during the 45 minute hygienist procedure?

Are patients who have quarterly periodontal cleanings allowed nitrous oxide to decrease pain during the 45 minute hygienist procedure?

Nitrous Oxide: Any patient can receive nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia for any dental procedure. However, each state has different state board requirements as to who may administer and monitor the patient during the administration. In some states in can only be a licensed doctor while others may allow auxiliary personal such as a dental hygienist to monitor it with specialized training and certification. ...Read more

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Can general anesthesia be used in ablation for WPW (adult and child under 10)?

Can general anesthesia be used in ablation for WPW (adult and child under 10)?

Yes: For a pediatric patient a general anesthetic would definitely be used. For an adult it is more likely that a sedation type of anesthetic would be chosen. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth usually taken out under general anaesthetic?

Is wisdom teeth usually taken out under general anaesthetic?

Depends: The type of anesthesia offered and/or utilized for the removal of wisdom teeth may depend on who performs your surgery, where it is performed, as well as other factors including the position and development of your teeth, your physical status and any medical problems, as well as your level of apprehension. The dentist or surgeon performing your procedure can best advise you of your options. ...Read more

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Why is nitrous oxide not routinely used in dental clinics?

Why is nitrous oxide not routinely used in dental clinics?

Number of reasons: Many reasons; here are a few. Cost, risk factor, certification needed by practitioners to use it, facility space limitations, potential for misuse, increased difficulty to work when it is being used and is often in the way, extra time required to use and re-oxygenate the patient. Additionally, it has ,sadly, become a crutch for many, although an almost bona fide necessity for some. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Will dentists ever put patients under anesthesia for removing cavities?

Will dentists ever put patients under anesthesia for removing cavities?

Anesthesia: If you mean general anesthesia, yes there are some disabilities that preclude using novacaine alone to control movement and cooperation. Most others that require a higher level of sedation during procedures still have protective reflexes present, but are close to being asleep. Therefore there is no fighter to get things done and no memory of the procedure. ...Read more

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What problems occur most when using local anaesthetics in mouth care?

Numbness: Local anesthetics are used to temporarily block pain at the injection site, but they can spread to nearby structures as well. Dental anesthetics can cause difficulty with speech, eating, and occasionally eyelid drooping. Furthermore, numbness of the mouth can make one more prone to tongue, lip, or cheek biting, so it's important to remain aware of that possibility. ...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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Which dental anesthetics do most dentists use?

Which dental anesthetics do most dentists use?

Many Options: In my office I have about 5-6 types of dental local anesthesia. I use them based on the procedure i'm doing, and where that procedure happens to be in the mouth. I agree with dr. Brodsky; however, i also use carbocaine, marcaine, polocaine, and citanest on a fairly regular basis, each has different amounts of Epinephrine (the substance that increases duration of anesthesia). No "novacaine". ...Read more

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Are doctors pro or against general anesthesia in small routine surgery?

Are doctors pro or against general anesthesia in small routine surgery?

See below: General=asleep, regional=numb, local=skin. Once a patient has decided upon a surgery there is not usually a great choice for the anesthetic. In the or a patient may get a regional for knee surgery, but also gets enough anesthesia to put them asleep for the operation. There only preference is how the combinations are bound together to provide the best care for the patient.. ...Read more

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Are they going to use general anesthesia or just a local anesthetic for a wisdom tooth extraction?

Are they going to use general anesthesia or just a local anesthetic for a wisdom tooth extraction?

The Comfort Zone: If you are one of the many people apprehensive about oral surgery, you can request sleep dentistry, IV sedation or GA for your comfort. You could just sleep through your wisdom teeth surgery. Sleep dentistry allows appropriately trained dentists to create a safe and comfortable dental experience. ...Read more

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