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Two erupted wisdom teeth might have to be extracted but I have medicaid. Does it cover general anesthesia for oral surgery? I can't with only local.

Two erupted wisdom teeth might have to be extracted but I have medicaid. Does it cover general anesthesia for oral surgery? I can't with only local.

Usually have to have: A medical reason to use general anesthesia, . They can give you something to relax you with the local anesthesia, medicaid or any insurance will need a prior auth. ...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


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Is it safe to take prednisolone before receiving anesthesia for dental surgery?

Is it safe to take prednisolone before receiving anesthesia for dental surgery?

Yes: Prednisolone is a type of corticosteroid drug. It is safe to take Prednisolone before anesthesia. If you have been medicated with Prednisone or similar drug like Hydrocortisone or Prednisolone in the 6 months prior to having general anesthesia, then it is advisable to receive stress doses of corticosteroid during surgery. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is having dental surgery on Friday, I was wondering how they put children under general anesthesia? Thanks!

My 4 year old is having dental surgery on Friday, I was wondering how they put children under general anesthesia? Thanks!

Anesthesia Consult: A pre-anesthesia consultation is recommended. It serves to educate the patient (parents) and clarify important issues. ...Read more

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My5yr old had dental surgery under general anesthesia. He had versed before and Dr said he'd forget everything he remembers it all how come?

My5yr old had dental surgery under general anesthesia. He had versed before and Dr said he'd forget everything he remembers it all how come?

Unusual: But remember that no two people react to medication exactly the same way. Talk to the Dentist that did the treatment. Your son may or may not actually be remembering. Worth investigating. ...Read more

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My kid cardio show trace psycological pulmonary insufficiency &traicupid regurgitation. Is it safe if she has dental surgery under general anesthesia?

My kid cardio show trace psycological pulmonary insufficiency &traicupid regurgitation. Is it safe if she has dental surgery under general anesthesia?

Communication: Important that you communicate your child's medical history in exquisite detail. Important that the oral surgeon or pediatric dentist communicate with your child's cardiologist or pediatrician, ; with the anesthesiologist. This should be done automatically, but for your own piece of mind communicate your concerns to all the people involved with your child's care. They want the best for her. ...Read more

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Which is it like getting general anaesthesia for dental surgery?

Sleep like a baby: If afraid or procedure is difficult general anesthesia is best. No eating or drinking at least 5 hours before procedure. Also someone must drive you and take you home after you wake up since you will be drowsy. You will feel no pain. During procedure. ...Read more

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Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. Help?

Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. Help?

Discussion: Discussion with your dentist will help to decrease your anxiety. Mild sedation is usually used in most cases. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. What would most likely be used?

Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. What would most likely be used?

This varies a bit: From clinician to clinician - but common agents used in combination in my day to day practice of anesthesia include - propofol, brevital, nubain, fentanyl, remifentanil, versed, ketamine, & ihalation agent such as nitrous oxide & sevoflurane. A combination of medications allows for the use of smaller doses of each (compliment each other). Lower doses reduces potential negative effects of each. ...Read more

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How long after laparoscopic cholecystectomy should I wait to have oral surgery with anesthesia?

How long after laparoscopic cholecystectomy should I wait to have oral surgery with anesthesia?

See below: This is a discussion best saved for your cholecystectomy surgeon. The anesthetic risk will be minimal even if you have the two procedure close together. The concern will be with your surgical site from the abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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Does local anesthesia numb the bone also when they are doing oral surgery?

Does local anesthesia numb the bone also when they are doing oral surgery?

Technically no: It numbs the soft tissue around the bone. The inside of bone doesn't really have nerve endings for pain. It does, however, numb up the teeth also, which do have nerve endings. ...Read more

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I have oral surgery for impacted wisdom tooth tomorrow. Is it safe to take viagra (sildenafil) today? Heard mmight interact with anesthesia

I have oral surgery for impacted wisdom tooth tomorrow. Is it safe to take viagra (sildenafil) today? Heard mmight interact with anesthesia

Yes: Most wisdom teeth extractions are done under local anesthesia with a sedative, not full general anesthesia. Talk to your provider and confirm the procedure. If it is general anesthesia you will need to tell your anesthesiologist so that they can take precautions. However, at 39 years old it is not likely that you need viagra (sildenafil) for erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Ok what type of insurance do I need to cover a major oral surgery, because I can't find it under dental insurance?

Ok what type of insurance do I need to cover a major oral surgery, because I can't find it under dental insurance?

Insurance: Each insurance plan is different: how much they cost, deductibles, what is covered, etc, etc. No one answer can satisfy your question. Without even knowing what your major procedure is, impossible to guess. Why not ask the surgeon who is treating you? Their staff should be of some help. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is an affordable dental plan that covers braces and oral surgery?

I'm wondering what is an affordable dental plan that covers braces and oral surgery?

AmeriPlan Dental: This plan covers dental check-ups, fillings, crowns, root canals, braces, dentures, dental implants, and everything else a dentist is licensed to do, including cosmetic dental care. ...Read more

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Can soft tissue grafting get paid by medical insurance instead of dental, since it's oral surgery?

Can soft tissue grafting get paid by medical insurance instead of dental, since it's oral surgery?

Depends: It depends on your particular plan. Most "dental" procedures such as grafting are covered under dental plans and not medical.
The only way to definitively find out would be to send in for a predetermination. ...Read more

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Recent oral extractions now facial nerve pain and blurry vision No facial nerve pain prior to dental surgery. Nor blurry vision any ideas.?

Recent oral extractions now facial nerve pain and blurry vision No facial nerve pain prior to dental surgery. Nor blurry vision any ideas.?

Vague: Need much more information to determine if there is an association. Remember, extractions are surgery, and some post-procedure changes are to be anticipated. The extractions/symptoms may be chronologically similar but not physiologically related. See the Surgeon or Dentist who removed your teeth to begin an investigation. ...Read more

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I was told I need 16 teeth removed and have massive infection. I use numbing agents daily and want to know effects & infection. No dental care for over 20 years. Insurance is medicaid with horizon that does not cover dental. Told I need oral surgery asap

I was told I need 16 teeth removed and have massive infection. I use numbing agents daily and want to know effects & infection. No dental care for over 20 years. Insurance is medicaid with horizon that does not cover dental. Told I need oral surgery asap

Own a car? A cell #: You have a serious, long neglected infection in your body. Insurance does not play a role in your getting care.. ...Just like insurance doesn't buy a cell phone, a car, or cable tv. Beg borrow go to a dental school you will find a way to make it happen if you want that to be the case. Or... Your body will make it "happen" for you! ...Read more

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Is it common to bite your tongue after oral surgery with general anethesia?

Not common: But possible. If you have a bruise on your tongue, it is possible that there were some difficulties with the intubation or surgical instrumentation. ...Read more

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I'm noticing some bad stains at the sides of my teeth - 3 weeks after oral surgery. What could be the cause of this?

I'm noticing some bad stains at the sides of my teeth - 3 weeks after oral surgery. What could be the cause of this?

Hard to say...: Which teeth? What type of surgery? Any medications? Any mouthwashes? Have you been brushing? See your surgeon or dentist for further guidance. ...Read more

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Would I be asleep while having oral surgery on my teeth?

Would I be asleep while having oral surgery on my teeth?

Can be: Many people choose to have conscious sedation or even general anesthesia for this. Sedation (I.V.) is safer and perfectly adequate. Good Luck. ...Read more

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At what age can you have teeth pulled and get oral surgery?

At what age can you have teeth pulled and get oral surgery?

Not a good idea: It is best not to get your teeth pulled, as long as you take good care of your teeth they are suppose to last you a lifetime. There is no age to get any of your teeth pulled, only if and when they become badly damage and can not be fixed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if I will be asleep while having oral surgery on my teeth?

Can you please tell me if I will be asleep while having oral surgery on my teeth?

If you want to: Most dental surgeries can be done with local anesthetic. Many people would rather not be awake for these surgeries and ask to be sedated. Many oral surgeons prefer to perform these surgeries under sedation. Ask your surgeon the pros and cons of sedation. ...Read more

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I have a knot inside of my jawline after my oral surgery to remove 2 abscessed teeth I was wondering what it could be and how I could fix it.

I have a knot inside of my jawline after my oral surgery to remove 2 abscessed teeth I was wondering what it could be and how I could fix it.

Maybe inflammed node: Lymph nodes get inflammed and palpable when infection present. Check with your dentist if antibiotics were not given. If given and extraction was recently done should disappear within a week. Good toget it checked. . ...Read more

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Is it safe to get dermal, dimple piercings today with 18 rotten teeth? I'll undergo oral surgery in a few months

Is it safe to get dermal, dimple piercings today with 18 rotten teeth? I'll undergo oral surgery in a few months

Not smart: Teeth are infected. Doing surgery (piercings) in the same area where you have active infections is not wise. Besides, piercings can do permanent skin damage. If extensive extractions are planned there may be change in facial drape support, and that may compromise position and angulations of fixtures. ...Read more

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Are dds's do oral surgery or remove broken teeth that are stuck inside gums?

Are dds's do oral surgery or remove broken teeth that are stuck inside gums?

Oral Surgeon: See the specialist --the Oral Surgeon - for the best treatment for this. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to trust a dentist with oral surgery experience to take wisdom teeth out?

Is it ok to trust a dentist with oral surgery experience to take wisdom teeth out?

Gatekeeper: Your general dentist is a gatekeeper, evaluating and treating all types of dental problems. If your dentist is comfortable doing the procedure, go with it. He will refer to specialist if he feels problem is complex. Ultimately it's your decision, however. If you feel more comfortable seeing a specialist, ask your dentist for a referral. Don't worry about hurt feelings. ...Read more

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Will my health insurance pay any to have oral surgery to have my teeth removed? My dentist just refered me to this oral surgion

Will my health insurance pay any to have oral surgery to have my teeth removed? My dentist just refered me to this oral surgion

Dental vs Medical: Medical insurance or dental insurance? If dental insurance, yes. If medical insurance, probably not. It depends in the plan. Since no one over the internet knows what plan you have, your best bet is to call your carrier yourself and ask. ...Read more

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Ok I just got oral surgery done. Got my 5 wisdom teeth all pulled out at once. It's been 4 days later. Why are my gums sticking together?

Ok I just got oral surgery done. Got my 5 wisdom teeth all pulled out at once. It's been 4 days later. Why are my gums sticking together?

Post Op?: I't not sure what you mean by your gums are "sticking together? " See the dentist who removed your teeth for a follow up visit. This is the responsibility of the dentist actually treating you and your responsibility to follow up with making the appointment. It's probably nothing of concern but only your own dentist can examine you and answer these types of questions. ...Read more

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When can I eat solids and brush my teeth again after having oral surgery? Got my wisdom teeth out.

When can I eat solids and brush my teeth again after having oral surgery? Got my wisdom teeth out.

24-72 hours: 24 hours you may brush your teeth, but avoid brushing near the surgical site for 3-4 days. After 72 hours gradually add solid foods to your diet as healing progresses. Take care. ...Read more

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Went for oral surgery about 6 days ago on february 14th, I had 2 teeth extracted, #29 & #30. It seems to be healing well, but my concern is when the infection will go away. The infection in both teeth were pretty bad, and I had a abscess for over 6 years,

Went for oral surgery about 6 days ago on february 14th, I had 2 teeth extracted, #29 & #30. It seems to be healing well, but my concern is when the infection will go away. The infection in both teeth were pretty bad, and I had a abscess for over 6 years,

Soon: The surgeon cleaned out the socket after the extraction. You may or may not have been placed on antibiotics, depending on the judgement of the doctor. Your body has a wonderful capacity to heal itself once the source of the infection is removed (the tooth). ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Oral Surgery (Definition)

That field of dentistry that treat diseases, traumatic injuries and deformities of the oral cavity, jaws and face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete a minimum of 4 years of post-dental school ...Read more