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Iv Sedation For Wisdom Teeth Removal
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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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Varies. Oral surgeon.: The options range from just local anesthesia, to oral sedation, to deeper sedation or general anesthesia via IV. Make sure you have a consultation by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, who can evaluate you and offer all options. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many oral surgeons will use I've sedation. Others prefer to use general anesthesia in a hospital setting. It depends on the patient, degree of surgical severity, locale, and other factors.
All can be discussed with your surgeon at the consultation visit before surgery. Read more
When a patient is going under IV sedation for wisdom teeth, are the vitals monitored? And if so which vitals?
Non-stop monitoring: Of any patient undergoing IV sedation for dental procedure is very important for ensuring the safety of the patient. During the procedure, the doctor who is administrating sedation will closely monitor the condition of the patient including heart rate and function, arterial blood pressure and lung function. Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I'm 19, athlete. Had wisdom teeth removed a few days ago and as they were waking me up from the iv sedation, HR was high- about 115-120. Why is that?
Elevated HR: Unlikely that this is any cause for concern. When waking up from any anesthesia/conscious sedation there is some “adrenaline” release increasing HR. Local numbing medication used by dentists usually contains epinephrine which is a stimulant that is absorbed and leads to elevated heart rates. A heart rate of 115-120 is likely just a fast normal heart rhythm or what is called sinus tachycardia. Read more
No.: I routinely use only local anesthetic. The reasons for using IV sedation are anxiety/pain control, administration of steroids to control swelling and, possibly, for access to a vein for administration of emergency drugs if the patient has health complications. Nitrous controls anxiety and offers some pain control. The real control of pain and anxiety is informed consent and local anesthesia. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm having IV sedation and nitrous oxide for my wisdom teeth extraction, will I be awake and aware of all that's going on?
Minimal: Everyone reacts differently to medications whether taken by mouth, inhaled, or by iv. Iv sedation and nitrous is a fairly common technique. Although you are receiving nitrous oxide and IV meds, the depth of sedation can vary depending on your metabolism as well as the concentration of nitrous administered and the amount of IV meds you receive. Most patients have very little recall. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Car accident last night and now I feel foggy with mild nausea. I'm sch to get wisdom teeth pulled tomorrow with iv sedation, will that still be ok?
Probably not: Did you get examined by a physician yet? You may have injuries that are not outwardly apparent. I would suggest that you be seen by a physician and call your oral surgeon to explain your symptoms and situation. All the best... Read more
I got 2 impacted wisdom teeth removed under very light IV sedation and no laughing gas. I remember the whole procedure. Is this normal?
I only have 2 wisdom teeth in. My oral surgeon won't let me have just a local & laughing gas. He says I need to go under IV sedation. Why is this?
Informed consent: Goose - it seems that you missed a critical part of your consultation: understanding how difficult your two wisdom teeth may be to remove. Without understanding this from your surgeon, you can't make an intelligent choice of anesthetic. Go back and ask why he recommends IV sedation and any other? 's you now have. You need to be better informed to consent to your surgery. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can I smoke marijuana the night before a wisdom tooth extraction? I'm getting all four removed with IV sedation
Not wise: Marijuana can adversely affect the IV sedation. Please, if you do smoke, advise the Oral Surgeon. Your anesthesia may need to be adjusted, or the procedure may have to be postponed. Report ALL Meds, prescription & OTC, as well as all supplements, to the Oral Surgeon as well as any marijuana consumption. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers