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Doctor insights on: General Anesthesia For Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Do they use general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Do they use general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: Yes. General anesthesia is routine used by board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeons. Make sure your doc is an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

Ok: Ok, but in most cases it is not nessasary. Talk to your dentist for the best solution. ...Read more

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How often is general anesthesia needed for wisdom teeth removal?

How often is general anesthesia needed for wisdom teeth removal?

Not often: It is more common to use conscious sedation and local anesthesia, or in many cases just local anesthesia. There are usually many factors that would be involved to warrant general for that procedure. ...Read more

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Can they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

Conscious sedation: You will be under conscious sedation which means you will be given medication to make you drowsy and relaxed then medication for pain control. You will be awake but will not remember much. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

It is your choise: Wisdom teeth surgery routinely done in the dentist's or oral surgeon's office. The appropriate anesthesia for your surgery is the key for success. It depends on the complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction (s) and your own comfort level. After the surgery you will receive instruction and medication for speedy recovery and healing. Rec.: choose an experience dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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General or local anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

General or local anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: Depends on patient, location of teeth, insurance. For best results, see an oral surgeon for exam/options. The oral surgeon has the widest array of anesthetic and surgical options. ...Read more

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For wisdom teeth removal, is it safer to go under general anesthesia or get an IV sedation?

I.v. sedation: The best course of action is to discuss the anesthesia plan with your anesthesia doctor prior to surgery. Wisdom tooth extraction can be done safely and pain free with I.V. Sedation, without the need for a breathing tube. General anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction will require a breathing tube and because of this can be associated with additional risks. ...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 a good idea for the removal of wisdom teeth?

Several Choices: The decision of what type of anesthesia to use is based on the difficulty of the surgery and the type of patient involved. There are several choices such as local anesthesia, nitrous oxide along with local, IV sedation (twilight sleep) and general anesthesia. The best method for you should be discussed with your oral surgeon after he has examined you and evaluated your case. ...Read more

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Will I get general anesthesia for wisdom teeth?

Talk to dentist,: Unless procedure is expected to be complicated and/or you are extremely anxious general anesthesia is not required. I had a wisdom tooth removed and it was no big deal once local anesthetic was applied ...Read more

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My son is going under general anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction. He always gets horrible indigestion from anesthesia. What's the best thing to give him? He wakes up immediately with dry heaves.

Talk to MD: Your anesthesiologist should be able to treat this in a preventative manner before the operation. Discuss previous anesthetics and your concerns before the operation. ...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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Docs, what's being put under general anesthesia like for wisdom teeth?

Docs, what's being put under general anesthesia like for wisdom teeth?

Fantastic option: Because you can ensure that your dental surgery will cause you no worry or pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth- local vs. General anesthesia? What is the difference?

Wisdom teeth- local vs. General anesthesia? What is the difference?

Anesthesia for teeth: Local anesthesia involves injection of local anesthetic drugs in your mouth to make the jaw numb so the wisdom teeth can be painlessly removed. General anesthesia, on the other hand, involves the injection of general anesthetic drugs or sedative through an I.V. It's very common in an oral surgeon's office for you to have both I.V. Anesthesia and local anesthesia. This is the most comfortable way. ...Read more

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Is it better to get general anesthesia when I get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Varies: The use of general anesthesia will depend on your surgeon. Many times conscious sedation will cross over into general anesthesia for brief periods due to varied reactions from each patient. However, most oral surgeons can accomplish successful removal without needing full general anesthesia. Make sure to ask your surgeon about what he will use on you and how it will affect you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Can but not required: You can, but usually this is done in a hospital setting, which greatly increases the fee for this procedure. Usually only high risk extractions are performed in the or. ...Read more

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Could everyone react erratically after wisdom teeth extractions done with general anesthesia?

Could everyone react erratically after wisdom teeth extractions done with general anesthesia?

Reactions: It is possible for patients to have agitation, confusion, or symptoms of delirium after general anesthesia although they almost always resolve quickly. ...Read more

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Was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Possible: Yes it is possible, but in most cases not necessary. Your dentist or oral surgeon would be able to advise you if it's needed or under local anesthesia is just fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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General Anesthesia (Definition)

General anesthesia is a medically induced coma and loss of protective reflexes resulting from the administration of one or more general anesthetic agents. It is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or ...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