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Can you explain the difference between IV sedation and IV general anesthesia?

Can you explain the difference between IV sedation and IV general anesthesia?

IV vs GA.: There are 4 levels of sedation, the "deepest" is general anesthesia. A very detailed answer is at https://www.Asahq.Org/for-members/clinical-information/~/media/for%20members/documents/standards%20guidelines%20stmts/continuum%20of%20depth%20of%20sedation.Ashx. ...Read more

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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 IV sedation the same as general anesthesia in preparation for an involved dental procedure?

Is IV sedation the same as general anesthesia in preparation for an involved dental procedure?

Possibly: Anxiolysis is a continuum fm light sedation to general anesthesia. Depending on the technique sedation ranges fm light to moderate to deep to general anesthesia. Some people do very well with light sedation others are more difficult actually having a harder time trying to cooperate thereby requiring more sedation. As sedation requirements increase the likely hood of general anesthesia is greater. ...Read more

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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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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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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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I might be pregnant but i need my wisdom teeth taken out and i'm going to be under an IV sedation not general anesthesia am i gonna be safe?

I might be pregnant but i need my wisdom teeth taken out and i'm going to be under an IV sedation not general anesthesia am i gonna be safe?

Wisdom teeth: Unless it is an emergency, elective surgery should wait until after the baby is born. If removal of the wisdom teeth for any reason cannot wait, the safest time is during the 2nd trimester. In any case always check with both your ob /gyn and your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What is sedation vs general anesthesia? What is the difference between being sedated and having general anesthesia?

What is sedation vs general anesthesia? What is the difference between being sedated and having general anesthesia?

Effects and depth: Twilight or sedation anesthesia is the application of sedatives to help the patient. One of the concerns is that there will be too much anesthesia given and the patient will not be able to breathe. This is for smaller operations. General anesthesia puts the entire body to sleep, and lets the anesthesiologist take over so that a surgeon is able to perform their operation. ...Read more

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Is chin augmentation always done under general anesthesia? I'm afraid of having general anesthesia. Is chin augmentation always done with a general, or can it be done with sedation and a local? .

Chin Aug Anesthesia: Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure typically done in the plastic surgeon’s office or in a surgery center. It is usually done under local anesthesia with oral sedation or intravenous sedation, but can be done under general anesthesia if requested. https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com/procedures/face/chin-augmentation/. ...Read more

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Can I get conscious sedation as an alternative to general anesthesia?

It depends...: A lot can be achieved with local anesthesia (numbing) and "conscious" sedation (where, in theory, the patient is able to respond, but may not remember the events). The requirements are a motivated patient and a proceduralist comfortable doing the intervention under those circumstances. ...Read more

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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more

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