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Doctor insights on: Iv Sedation Vs General Anesthesia Wisdom Teeth

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Is general anesthesia (twilight sedation) during wisdom tooth extraction okay?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

IV Sedation: is highly recommended for complete comfort. It puts you at ease and makes the surgical placement of dental implants far less threatening. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia worth the cost for impacted wisdom teeth?

Is general anesthesia worth the cost for impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes: If your wisdom teeth are impacted then sedation is a great option so tha you will be comfortable. It is worth the extra cost. However discuss your options with your doctor. ...Read more

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If ur child needed many dental fillings, WWYD? Oral sedation w/dentist, IV sedation w/dentist who's also anesthesiologist, or gen anesthesia@hospital?

If ur child needed many dental fillings, WWYD? Oral sedation w/dentist, IV sedation w/dentist who's also anesthesiologist, or gen anesthesia@hospital?

Specialist: Find a Pedodontist (children's dentist) who provides regular treatment in the hospital operating room. Have child examined by them and consider your options. Very important to see the specialist with this training. Good Luck. ...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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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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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 wisdom teeth usually taken out under general anaesthetic?

Is wisdom teeth usually taken out under general anaesthetic?

Depends: The type of anesthesia offered and/or utilized for the removal of wisdom teeth may depend on who performs your surgery, where it is performed, as well as other factors including the position and development of your teeth, your physical status and any medical problems, as well as your level of apprehension. The dentist or surgeon performing your procedure can best advise you of your options. ...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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Dr. Warren Foster
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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


Dr. Karen Sibert
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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