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What is it like being put under general anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction?

What is it like being put under general anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction?

IV anesthesia or GA: Medications are administered through an intravenous line. During IV or GA The patient falls asleep and is completely unaware of the procedure being performed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from general anesthesia after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from general anesthesia after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Depends: Depends on your body mass, the type of anesthesia used, the length of the procedure, and how your body metabolizes the anesthetic agent. Usually mostly worn off in 30 minutes to 2-3 hours, but may have some residual effects for 24hrs or longer. No 2 people are alike, so get your support system in order, and follow your oral surgeons post-surgical instructions to the letter. ...Read more

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What is general anesthesia like for having a wisdom tooth extraction?

What is general anesthesia like for having a  wisdom tooth extraction?

Like taking a nap: If done well, experiencing a general anesthetic is much like taking a nap. Though an IV is necessary, if the skin is numbed first, the rest is easy. A combination of drugs are used w/iv gen. Anesth. For relaxation, pain relief, then sleep. The shorter acting the medications used, the faster can be the recovery. An oral surgeon skilled at gen. Anesthesia can make this a safe & pleasant experience. ...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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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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How long before the numbness of general anesthesia wears off (reg. Wisdom teeth extraction)?

How long before the numbness of general anesthesia wears off (reg. Wisdom teeth extraction)?

Varies: Some local anesthetics wear off within 30 minutes, while other are specifically designed to be active for up to 20 hours. It depends on the type and location of the drug. Talk to your anesthesiologist or dentist about medications that they will use. ...Read more

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My son is going under general anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction. He always gets horrible indigestion from anesthesia. Whats 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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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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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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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


Dr. Mark Pack
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more