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Is general anesthetic safe?

Is general anesthetic safe?

Extremely low risks.: Anesthesiology has become the 'poster child' of improved safety in medicine. The risks directly attributed to anesthesia alone are now so low that they become hard to estimate. Latest estimates put the risk of major morbidity or mortality at one in several hundred thousand. Much lower than the risk of being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Epidural block is regional, local or, general anesthesia?

Epidural block is regional, local or, general anesthesia?

Regional: An epidural block refers to either anesthesia or analgesia. The later is used for pain control for labo, after surgery , renal stones or other pain conditions. The former is used for surgery itself. The difference is the strength of the local anesthetic used for the block. The stronger the dose the more numb you become. ...Read more

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How are local anethesia and general anesthesia different?

How are local anethesia and general anesthesia different?

Anesthesia: Local anesthesia blocks transmission of local nerves and nerve endings with local anesthetics applied locally. General anesthesia is systemic, introduced intravenously or by inhalation. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia safe?

Is general anesthesia safe?

Yes.: General anesthesia has a long history with literally millions of people getting anesthetics every year. But there are risks. It is obviously riskier in the very young and very old. It is riskier if you have serious medical problems like congestive heart failure or COPD. It is riskier if you are having a very prolonged or complicated surgical procedure. But yes, general anesthesia is safe. ...Read more

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How is general anesthesia different from local anesthesia?

How is general anesthesia different from local anesthesia?

Different medication: The word "anesthesia" can be confusing. It applies to many different drugs that prevent responses to pain. Drugs like Lidocaine and novocaine are injected with a needle to numb an area: this is "local" anesthesia. Other drugs that are given through an iv--such as Propofol or sodium pentothal--and anesthesia gases that you breathe produce general anesthesia and complete unconsciousness. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia (twilight sedation) during wisdom tooth extraction okay?

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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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IV general anesthesia VS inhaled general anesthesia.. Which is more commonly used?

IV general anesthesia VS inhaled general anesthesia.. Which is more commonly used?

Both used commonly: Both are used commonly. Many times combined. This way you less of each type and can decrease the side effects. If I had a choice I would go w IV anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia dangerous?

Is general anesthesia dangerous?

Relative to what: I have done anesthesia for 42000 cases, no deaths, mi, wake ups during surgery for generals, no comas, my most frequent problems =16 broken teeth, 22 inhailing vomit giving 3 pneumonias, two nerve damages. Is that safe? When i started the death rate was 1 per 5000 now it is less than 1 per 200, 000 for healthy patients. Is that safe? Not nearly as safe as the airlines and it should be and can be. ...Read more

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What is more expensive: general anesthesia or local anesthesia?

See below: Probably the general anesthetic would be more expensive, but it depends on where it is done. In an operating room you would also be paying the hospital charges for the or, as well as the nurses. The cost of the actual anesthetic would be on top of this. ...Read more

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How are versed sedation and general anesthesia different?

How are versed sedation and general anesthesia different?

1 vs many drugs: Versed sedation is used when there is a procedure with minimal surgery or when local is used a lot. There is a relative high incidence (compared with general) of patients remembering parts of the procedure. ...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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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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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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General information about anesthesia.

General information about anesthesia.

General Information about Anesthesia:

anesthesia is used in the medical and dental fields to control pain during a surgery or procedure. It is performed by qualified anesthetist using medicine called anesthetics. This can help control a patient’s blood pressure, breathing, blood flow, and heart rate and rhythm. sedation dentistry in mississauga dental clinics is commonly administered for a lot of major dental procedures.

ambulatory anesthesia is another term for outpatient anesthesia which refers to the anesthesia administered to patients using short-acting anesthetic agents. It is proven to be safe, convenient and can be performed in different facilities such as a hospital, a freestanding surgical clinic or a private dental surgeon’s office. Anesthetists use specialized anesthetic techniques as well as maintenance care focused to the needs of the ambulatory patient.

generally, patients who are in reasonably good health qualify for ambulatory anesthesia. However, as each person is unique, there will be no standard qualification to be complied with. The anesthetist will have to carefully evaluate the patient and his health conditions.

to do that, the anesthetist will have to gather the information he needs for the evaluation. The patient will be asked to answer a questionnaire focused on details or information about previous anesthetic history or experience. The patient will also be asked to disclose information about previous and present medical conditions, medications and allergies, if any.

other than the questionnaire, an interview with the patient will be in order where several concerns, issues, questions may be exchanged between the patient and the anesthetist. From such interview, the following information are gathered to serve as a guideline for patients having anesthesia:

  • patient should not eat or drink anything for at least 6 hours before anesthesia is administered.
  • smoking patients will be asked to refrain from smoking prior to the procedure.
  • arrangements need to be made for a responsible adult to accompany the patient to and from the dental clinic or hospital.
  • a responsible adult should also accompany the patient at home for at least 24 hours.
  • taking of existing medications should be discussed with the anesthetist.
  • the anesthetist will review the patient’s medical and anesthesia history and records. He will also answer any concerns of the patient prior to administering the anesthetics.
  • blood pressure cuff, ekg, pulse oximeter and other monitoring devices will be attached to the patient for proper safety monitoring.
  • patient should wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothes during the surgery.

 

the anesthetist is generally responsible for the patient’s comfort and well-being in terms of before and after the dental procedure. During the procedure, the anesthetist will manage the patient’s important body functions. Proper monitoring during and after the procedure is included in the anesthetist’s responsibility. Based on his assessment, the patient may be discharged at least after an hour of monitoring, if the anesthetist deems it safe for the patient to leave the dental clinic or office.

postoperative rest is done at home where the patient may still feel some effects of the anesthetics such as drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, muscle aches, a sore throat and occasional headaches.  vomiting may occur but it’s less common. All of these side effects are self-limiting and expected to disappear with rest and time.

be more informed about the use of general anesthesia in dentistry by talking to your mississauga dentist.

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What is general anesthesia?

What is general anesthesia?

What normally called: " to put you to sleep" before surgical procedure , is not feel pain , and will not be aware the procedure being done , by anesthetic medications , your breathing is controlled , all your vital functions are closely monitored by highly trained professional(s), relatively very safe considering the magnitude of the undertaking on human body. ...Read more

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Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

It's an amino: Amide local anesthetic used in dentistry. As an anesthesiologist i don't use it except in a combination with Lidocaine in the form of a cream. The cream is call Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream. Used on the skin to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Fairly safe but associated with methemoglobinemia. A disorder in which hemoglobin it's not capable to bind to oxygen. ...Read more

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Is general anesthetic used for wisdom tooth extraction?

Is general anesthetic used for wisdom tooth extraction?

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. A general anesthetic will clear very quickly (within hours). ...Read more

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Is endoscopy with general anesthesia?

Twilight: Typically it is done in a sedative state known as conscious sedation but depending on the depth and reflex, general anesthesia may be necessary or occur. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more