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For wisdom teeth removal, is it safer to go under general anesthesia or get an IV sedation?

For wisdom teeth removal, is it safer to go under general anesthesia or get an IV sedation?

I.v. sedation: The best course of action is to discuss the anesthesia plan with your anesthesia doctor prior to surgery. Wisdom tooth extraction can be done safely and pain free with I.V. Sedation, without the need for a breathing tube. General anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction will require a breathing tube and because of this can be associated with additional risks. ...Read more

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Do they use general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Do they use general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: Yes. General anesthesia is routine used by board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeons. Make sure your doc is an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

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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Can they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

Conscious sedation: You will be under conscious sedation which means you will be given medication to make you drowsy and relaxed then medication for pain control. You will be awake but will not remember much. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

Ok: Ok, but in most cases it is not nessasary. Talk to your dentist for the best solution. ...Read more

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How often is general anesthesia needed for wisdom teeth removal?

How often is general anesthesia needed for wisdom teeth removal?

Not often: It is more common to use conscious sedation and local anesthesia, or in many cases just local anesthesia. There are usually many factors that would be involved to warrant general for that procedure. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

It is your choise: Wisdom teeth surgery routinely done in the dentist's or oral surgeon's office. The appropriate anesthesia for your surgery is the key for success. It depends on the complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction (s) and your own comfort level. After the surgery you will receive instruction and medication for speedy recovery and healing. Rec.: choose an experience dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?

Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes: Most oral surgeons I know do use IV sedation instead of general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth. Which is the best way to go depends on how many teeth they are removing, how difficult they expect the procedure to be, and your personal preference. Speak to your oral surgeon about which option is best for you. ...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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Is general anesthesia a good idea for the removal of wisdom teeth?

Several Choices: The decision of what type of anesthesia to use is based on the difficulty of the surgery and the type of patient involved.
There are several choices such as local anesthesia, nitrous oxide along with local, IV sedation (twilight sleep) and general anesthesia.
The best method for you should be discussed with your oral surgeon after he has examined you and evaluated your case. ...Read more

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Will I get general anesthesia for wisdom teeth?

Talk to dentist,: Unless procedure is expected to be complicated and/or you are extremely anxious general anesthesia is not required. I had a wisdom tooth removed and it was no big deal once local anesthetic was applied ...Read more

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Do they use an IV with general anesthesia for wisdom teeth?

Do they use an IV with general anesthesia for wisdom teeth?

Yes: It is easier to use an IV for the administration of sedatives. ...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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Wisdom teeth- local vs. General anesthesia? What is the difference?

Wisdom teeth- local vs. General anesthesia? What is the difference?

Anesthesia for teeth: Local anesthesia involves injection of local anesthetic drugs in your mouth to make the jaw numb so the wisdom teeth can be painlessly removed. General anesthesia, on the other hand, involves the injection of general anesthetic drugs or sedative through an I.V. It's very common in an oral surgeon's office for you to have both I.V. Anesthesia and local anesthesia. This is the most comfortable way. ...Read more

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Docs, what's being put under general anesthesia like for wisdom teeth?

Docs, what's being put under general anesthesia like for wisdom teeth?

Fantastic option: Because you can ensure that your dental surgery will cause you no worry or pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it better to get general anesthesia when I get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Varies: The use of general anesthesia will depend on your surgeon. Many times conscious sedation will cross over into general anesthesia for brief periods due to varied reactions from each patient. However, most oral surgeons can accomplish successful removal without needing full general anesthesia. Make sure to ask your surgeon about what he will use on you and how it will affect you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Can but not required: You can, but usually this is done in a hospital setting, which greatly increases the fee for this procedure. Usually only high risk extractions are performed in the or. ...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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Was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Possible: Yes it is possible, but in most cases not necessary.
Your dentist or oral surgeon would be able to advise you if it's needed or under local anesthesia
is just fine. ...Read more

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I was wondering if it was possible to go under full general anesthesia just to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Of course!: The levels of sedation and anesthesia is something that can be discussed between you and your oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Different areas of the country have different regulations regarding levels of sedation that can be performed in an office vs hospital setting. ...Read more

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Bruh I just smoked weed today like a few hits today from two spliffs and im getting my 4 wisdom teeth pulled out under general anesthesia. I'm worried?

Very inportant: VERY IMPORTANT that you fully inform your Dentist about any and all Meds you take, including marijuana, well before you are given any anesthetic. ...Read more

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I have to have all four of my wisdom teeth removed. Should I opt for local anesthetic or general anesthesia?

I have to have all four of my wisdom teeth removed. Should I opt for local anesthetic or general anesthesia?

Discuss with surgeon: The use of local anesthesia, either with\ without sweet air, or IV sedation will vary based upon the difficulty of the extraction and your personal preferences. Given the choice, most of my patients request the use of only local anesthesia (and perhaps sweet air). Some patients will only be comfortable with IV sedation and for them, that is the best way. General anesthesia is rarely used anymore. ...Read more

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Had EVLT and foam sclerotherapy done a few months back. Is it safe to now go under general anesthesia for my wisdom teeth? Any contraindications?

Had EVLT and foam sclerotherapy done a few months back. Is it safe to now go under general anesthesia for my wisdom teeth? Any contraindications?

Yes: With the treatment being done a few months ago, there should be no reason that you can't undergo general anesthesia safely. Particularly if the vein treatments went well without complication. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth removed this morning and was under general anesthesia and my body has been itching most of the day, but there is no rash. Is th?

I had my wisdom teeth removed this morning and was under general anesthesia and my body has been itching most of the day, but there is no rash. Is th?

Antibiotics?: Most common medications causing itchiness in the setting of surgery and anesthesia are antibiotics and pain relievers such as Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or Vicodin. If you were put on an antibiotic, check to see what kind, and check with your surgeon. Many pain relievers that contain narcotics can cause itching. If you don't have a rash or any trouble breathing, this is not a dangerous reaction. ...Read more

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Will I get general anesthesia and laughing gas wisdom teeth?

Will I get general anesthesia and laughing gas wisdom teeth?

Sometimes: Depending upon the procedure and the surgeons training, you will recieve general anesthesia or IV conscious sedation. This is reviewed at the consultation. The surgeon may do this in his office or sometimes in a hospital. Your medical history, overall health, and level of difficulty of extraction will determine the course. ...Read more

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Can I go under general anesthesia and get wisdom teeth removed while taking celexa 5 mg? I am 37 years old, female. No known health conditions.

Can I go under general anesthesia and get wisdom teeth removed while taking celexa 5 mg? I am 37 years old, female. No known health conditions.

Discuss this: With your oral surgeon and anesthesiologist so they can make any necessary adjustments to their medications and/or yours. ...Read more

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I have a very chesty cough! Will I be able to undergo wisdom teeth removal under General anaesthetic in two weeks?

I have a very chesty cough! Will I be able to undergo wisdom teeth removal under General anaesthetic in two weeks?

Inform: Inform the Oral Surgeon right away. You'll probably be OK, but let the Surgeon make that decision with you. ...Read more

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How does anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal usually work?

How does anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal usually work?

Anesthesia: All permanent teeth have nerve supply. The way local anesthesia works is by injecting novocaine into the nerves thereby numbing the gum, the tooth and parts of the face. ...Read more

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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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