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Is IV sedation used for wisdom tooth extraction?

Is IV sedation used for wisdom tooth extraction?

Sometimes: The dentist can use local anesthesia with and without sedatives. I was given oral valium for the procedure. ...Read more

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

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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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Will i need IV sedation for wisdom teeth extraction?

Will i need IV sedation for wisdom teeth extraction?

No, but: No right answer. Dr. Sandler is right. I do most wisdom teeth with IV sedation or general anesthesia. Make sure you are evaluated by an oral surgeon. The best solution for you will be clear. ...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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Paraesthesia - impacted wisdom tooth extraction?

Paraesthesia - impacted wisdom tooth extraction?

Possible: A possible risk. If this has happened to you, see an oral surgeon ASAP. If you have not had surgery yet, done best by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Not normally: Not normally. Most extractions under IV sedation do not require intubation. Even if intubation is required in select cases, there are other medications that can be used to accomplish this safely. ...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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Any ache after wisdom tooth removal via IV sedation?

Any ache after wisdom tooth removal via IV sedation?

Not so: Iv sedation doesn't affect the post op healing. It only provides deeperr anesthesia during the surgery. ...Read more

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Is triazolam used for wisdom teeth extractions?

Is triazolam used for wisdom teeth extractions?

Sometimes: Triazolam is a quick acting drug with a short duration that is sometimes used to reduce anxiety prior to some medical procedures such as extraction of third molars. Your oral surgeon should review your sedation options with you prior to your extraction visit. ...Read more

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Complication of wisdom tooth extractions - paraesthesia?

Complication of wisdom tooth extractions - paraesthesia?

One of the risks: Paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve is one of the potential risks associated with the removal of impacted mandibular wisdom teeth. Factors affecting the risk may include the position and stage of development of the impacted tooth, as well as the skill level and technique of the dentist and/or surgeon. ...Read more

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Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Could general dentist remove impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes, but: Yes, but why wouldn't you want to see someone with much more experience? For best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more

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Why is IV sedation needed for wisdom teeth surgery?

Why is IV sedation needed for wisdom teeth surgery?

Not a must: Sedation s for fearful people. Or for people not wanting to hear, or feel the slightest pressure in their mouth. Sedation may help the dentist treat you if you can not sit still. ...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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Safety of partial wisdom tooth extraction?

Depends what's left: If only some wisdom teeth and not others were extracted often safe, if only part of the tooth is removed it's probably not so safe. ...Read more

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Can tooth extraction under sedation hurt?

Can tooth extraction under sedation hurt?

Sedated: Extraction with sedation is to eliminate this "pain worry". When you are sedated, the area where you have extraction will typically receive local anesthetics also. There are conscious ; non-conscious types; in both cases you will be asked many pertinent questions to determine how much sedative agents to be used to maximize effect. Answer qs well ; honestly, and follow dr's instructions to do best! ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

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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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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How safe is twilight sedation for wisdom tooth removal?

How safe is twilight sedation for wisdom tooth removal?

Very Very Very Safe: Twilight sedation is very safe if done by a competent medical/dental professional in the proper way. Millions of cases are done every year with great outcomes. Just make sure you're seeing someone who is trained, licensed, and experienced. ...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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