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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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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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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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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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Wisdom teeth extraction soon - should I be put under or just use local anesthesia?

Wisdom teeth extraction soon - should I be put under or just use local anesthesia?

Anesthesia: Intravenous sedation is a very safe and effective form of anesthesia for the surgical removal of wisdom teeth. Of course, local anesthesia would be used as well. For many patients with anxiety about the procedure, intravenous sedation is clearly indicated and should be used. Your vital signs will be carefully monitored, you will likely have no memory of the procedure, and the risks are low. ...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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Is it safe to use local anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it safe to use local anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes: In almost every case, local anesthesia will be administered for the removal of wisdom teeth, unless there is some unusual circumstance that that prevents it from being used. Local anesthesia is very safe when administered correctly and in the correct dosage limits. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about anesthesia for nursing mothers wisdom teeth extraction?

Can you tell me about anesthesia for nursing mothers wisdom teeth extraction?

Pediatrician advice: Nursing moms can have wisdom teeth extracted with either local or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia will require to modifications. If you want general anesthesia, drugs will stay in your system for a number of hours. Best protocol is to pump and refrigerate enough milk for 24 hours. After that, you can resume breast feeding as normal. ...Read more

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Does the laughing gas or anesthesia make you feel loopy after wisdom teeth extraction?

Possibly...: Any kind of anesthesia can make you lightheaded and somewhat dizzy, so if that's what you mean by "loopy", the answer is yes. Laughing gas is nitrous oxide, and should completely leave your system by the time you're discharged. I.V. Anesthesia lasts longer, and can make you "loopy" for awhile, but the effects should also subside rather quickly. Feel free to discuss these effects with your doctor! ...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. James Chapman
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more