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General Anesthetic For Tooth Extraction
Comfort zone: The removal of wisdom teeth is a serious surgical procedure. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving any dental treatment. Depending on your degree of fear or anxiety, different levels of sedation may be required include general anesthesia. Take care and have a comfortable experience. ...Read more
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
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
I'm an: Anesthesiologist and I recently chose local only anesthesia. Too short a procedure to make the big deal general anesthesia worth it ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Very!: Unless it is a primary (baby) tooth which is about to come out, or a tooth severely loosened by gum disease, removal without anesthetic would be excruciating. A fine network of fibers connect tooth roots to surrounding bone. Nerves share space with those fibers and larger nerves enter each tooth. Severing those nerves and fibers is more painful than most would be willing to tolerate. ...Read more
Simple: If you are referring to local anesthetic then the doctor would numb up area with a local anesthetic. After you are numb would use instruments to loosen the tooth then another to grip it and remove it. Depending on size of opening he may place some stitches or just give you post extraction direction, you will leave office biting on gauze. ...Read more
Ask your dentist: In fact you could get it done with different kind of anesthetics and different levels of sedations. In general you should have gotten that information when you made the appointment, if you are not sure, call the office and get that information. You should not worry too much, wisdom teeth extractions are routine procedures in any office. Stay well (scdentalimplants. Com). ...Read more
My son went for 1 tooth extraction under Anesthetics. He is vomiting. Doctor said that he can eat soft food after 3h. is it safe that he watch TV?
Tooth extraction: Watching TV sounds like a good distraction from your son's discomfort. He may doze off and that can be good also. Keep watch on him because he is vomiting. If symptoms continue please see the doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hi, is it normal to be spitting blood after extraction of impacted wisdom tooth@cyst under general anesthetic 4days later, thanks x?
Depends...: It really depends how much blood. If it's just a small amount, it can appear to be a lot when it mixes with the saliva. It will generally be pinkish to red, but should not be a great amount. If your mouth is filling up with dark or bright red old and you cannot stop this with pressure you should be seen by your surgeon right away. ...Read more
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
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
Dear dr why is my brother sweating so much after his tooth extraction? Ps: he took anasthetic injsctions profen 200mg, 2 panadol (acetaminophen) 500mg, antibiotic inj
How likely is it that an underweight adult going under gen anesthetic for teeth extraction, will die/have awareness? Possible heart/lung problems?
That depends,: In general the risks you ask about are very small, however, complications from gen. Anesthesia would depend on how underweight you are and how healthy you are in general. I would suggest you first seek medical clearance from your primary care doctor and then review your concerns with the anesthesiologist in advance. They can better appraise your specific risk for complications. ...Read more
Tooth Extraction: If a tooth has too much damage and can't be saved then in this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. Before removing the tooth, your dentist will administrate a local anesthetic for pain control and by surgical procedure tooth will be removed. Most tooth extractions take just a few minutes and the procedure is very safe. ...Read more
Yes: Some insurance companies will not cover dental procedures to correct a tooth that was extracted prior to coverage. That's a primary reason dentist ask when a tooth was extracted or lost. Also, dentist can asses the rate of bone healing by determining how long ago the tooth was lost. So, it matters. ...Read more
Work?: You mean how is an extraction done, or why extract a tooth? Extracting a tooth removes the source of a problem (pain, swelling, infection, decay), makes more room for the other teeth, and/or improves the prognosis for the remaining teeth. A tooth is extracted by separating the root from the bone. If the tooth is impacted or stuck, sometimes sectioning the tooth is necessary. ...Read more
Softer foods first: The best answer can be obtained from the surgeon. That surgeon knows your particular situation and its associated risks. However, in general, you should eat softer and non-crunchy foods for at least a few days. With wisdom teeth extraction this time period may well exceed five weeks. For teeth extracted more towards the front of the mouth there is less risk of a problem and less restrictions.. ...Read more
Tooth extraction: If a tooth has too much damage and can't be saved then in this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. Before removing the tooth, your dentist will administrate a local anesthetic for pain control and by surgical procedure tooth will be removed. Most tooth extractions take just a few minutes, painless and the procedure is very safe. ...Read more
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