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Will I get general anesthetic for wisdom tooth extraction?

Will I get general anesthetic for wisdom 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

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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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 general anesthetic usually used for wisdom tooth extraction?

Is general anesthetic usually used for wisdom tooth extraction?

Possible: General anesthesia is only one of the many ways to be anesthetize for dental surgery. ...Read more

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Do all wisdom tooth extractions under general anesthetic take place at a hospital?

Do all wisdom tooth extractions under general anesthetic take place at a hospital?

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

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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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Is General Anesthesia common for a wisdom tooth extraction?

Is General Anesthesia common for a wisdom tooth extraction?

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

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

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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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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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 painful is tooth extraction without anesthetic?

How painful is tooth extraction without anesthetic?

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

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What is the normal procedure during an anesthetic tooth extraction?

What is the normal procedure during an anesthetic tooth extraction?

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

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I have a wisdom tooth extraction tomorrow. Only local anesthetics will be used right?

I have a wisdom tooth extraction tomorrow. Only local anesthetics will be used right?

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

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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

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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. 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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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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Al Hegab
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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