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Is general anesthetic safe?

Is general anesthetic safe?

Extremely low risks.: Anesthesiology has become the 'poster child' of improved safety in medicine. The risks directly attributed to anesthesia alone are now so low that they become hard to estimate. Latest estimates put the risk of major morbidity or mortality at one in several hundred thousand. Much lower than the risk of being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Sedative (Definition)

A sedative is a medication that induces calm, relaxation, and usually, decreases anxiety. Sedatives - especially at higher doses - can induce sleep. The sleep-inducing attribute is more correctly called "hypnotic". Not surprisingly, most medications produce more than one specific effect. Therefore, one sedative may dominate in the reduction of anxiety and ...Read more


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

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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 nitrous oxide stronger than ativan (lorazepam)?

Is nitrous oxide stronger than ativan (lorazepam)?

No: No, Ativan (lorazepam) is stronger; however, the effects of nitrous oxide are gone before you leave the dental office. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Two different meds: If I understood your question correctly, lidocaine (an amide) is also a local anesthetic, yet chemically it is different from tetracaine (an ester). The chance of allergic reaction is higher with ester-type drug (Novocaine, tetracaine). Duration and metabolism is also different. One should consult a doctor with the specific questions regarding safety. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?

Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?  Any risks?

Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they have all the reasons in the world to be very careful. Ask for reassurance since your worries are important too - even if unneeded. Get instructions for before/after and good info. Best! ...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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Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

It's an amino: Amide local anesthetic used in dentistry. As an anesthesiologist i don't use it except in a combination with Lidocaine in the form of a cream. The cream is call Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream. Used on the skin to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Fairly safe but associated with methemoglobinemia. A disorder in which hemoglobin it's not capable to bind to oxygen. ...Read more

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IV general anesthesia VS inhaled general anesthesia.. Which is more commonly used?

IV general anesthesia VS inhaled general anesthesia.. Which is more commonly used?

Both used commonly: Both are used commonly. Many times combined. This way you less of each type and can decrease the side effects. If I had a choice I would go w IV 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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Does nitrous oxide have any addicting agents?

Does nitrous oxide have any addicting agents?

No: Nitrous oxide is a gas and is completely eliminated from your system prior to you leaving the dental office. ...Read more

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Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

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 using laughing gas considered general anesthesia?

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 more

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Is local anesthesia the same thing as IV sedation?

Is local anesthesia the same thing as IV sedation?

Very Different: Local anesthesia involves injection of numbing medication into an area requiring surgery. As the name implies, it is only effective in this local area. Iv sedation describes the intravenous administration of medication to relax and sedate a surgical patient. These two techniques are complementary to one another and often used together. ...Read more

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Does ketamine have anxiolytic properties?

Does ketamine have anxiolytic properties?

I don't believe so: I was only able to find that it can cause anxiety. I couldn't find any reference to it alleviating anxiety, unlike it's reported effects on alleviating treatment resistant depression when properly prescribed and administered. ...Read more

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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.

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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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What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

Very Few..: Very few actually precipitate (cause) seizures, although many anesthetic drugs and drugs administered in the "peri-operative . Period" do lower the seizure threshold. This might "increase" the possibility of a seizure if these drugs were given in unusually large amounts, which they rarely are...Narcotics, ketamine, anticholinergics, antihistamines, insulin, some antibiotics. No worry! ...Read more

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Can diprivan use fatal complications during anesthesia?

Can diprivan use fatal complications during anesthesia?

It Depends: Propofol is one of the best anesthtics although any medication has its own side effects. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia safe?

Yes.: General anesthesia has a long history with literally millions of people getting anesthetics every year. But there are risks. It is obviously riskier in the very young and very old. It is riskier if you have serious medical problems like congestive heart failure or COPD. It is riskier if you are having a very prolonged or complicated surgical procedure. But yes, general anesthesia is safe. ...Read more

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How are versed sedation and general anesthesia different?

How are versed sedation and general anesthesia different?

1 vs many drugs: Versed sedation is used when there is a procedure with minimal surgery or when local is used a lot. There is a relative high incidence (compared with general) of patients remembering parts of the procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


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Pentothal (Definition)

Pentothal is an anesthetic sedative which is a ...Read more