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Is Using Laughing Gas Considered General Anesthesia
Usually, yes: "laughing gas" is the slang term used sometimes for a gas called nitrous oxide. It is a weak anesthetic gas that is not usually enough to produce general anesthesia by itself. For surgery, it is used in combination with other gases such as sevoflurane or desflurane. In the dentist's office, it is sometimes given to supplement the local anesthesia that the dentist will use to numb the tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing: The induction of general anesthesia is designed to prevent the patient forming new memories during surgery. Some patients do dream during light general anesthetics. If a patient does have memories under anesthesia, they either had only IV sedation, or not enough anesthesia was given. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
From what i know about gen. Anesthesia, you get a shot, they put a mask over you and you wake up. But is there any weird activity when you wake up like laughing gas?
Generally not.: Most patients wake up uneventfully from a general anesthetic, assuming they have adequate pain control. There is something called emergence delirium, it is a phenomena which is fairly common in children and uncommon in adult patients. Patients with ptsd can wake up quite disoriented as well. If you have a history of ptsd, you should mention it to your anesthesiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will you be able to feel "regular" anesthesia the dentist injects you with if you have had laughing gas?
Ask the Surgeon: The person peforming the procedure is always a good person to ask and have everything explained to you. Laughing gas btw is not a substiture for anesthesia. At minimum you will still get local anesthesia. I, myslef when having the procedure had both local anesthesia and "laughing gas" and procedure was smooth with no pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain/anxiety control: Local anesthesia is used to deaden the nerves in the area and insure the patient is physically comfortable during the surgery. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is used in what is called conscious sedation to help patients be more relaxed during these procedures. It is also common to administer intra venous drugs to help with patient management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly...: Any kind of anesthesia can make you lightheaded and somewhat dizzy, so if that's what you mean by "loopy", the answer is yes. Laughing gas is nitrous oxide, and should completely leave your system by the time you're discharged. I.V. Anesthesia lasts longer, and can make you "loopy" for awhile, but the effects should also subside rather quickly. Feel free to discuss these effects with your doctor! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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