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Tooth Extraction Local Anesthesia
17 wk pregnant.Had my wisdom tooth extraction.Local anesthesia administered had epinephrine.Surgeon told its mild n safe.Is it safe?
Can i get just local anesthesia for my one upper wisdom tooth extraction? It's horizontal, impacted, but i absolutely do not want to be put to sleep.
Can you have someone in the room with you whilst your under local anesthesia for tooth extractions at hospital ?
Yes: In almost every case, local anesthesia will be administered for the removal of wisdom teeth, unless there is some unusual circumstance that that prevents it from being used. Local anesthesia is very safe when administered correctly and in the correct dosage limits. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Are they going to use general anesthesia or just a local anesthetic for a wisdom tooth extraction?
The Comfort Zone: If you are one of the many people apprehensive about oral surgery, you can request sleep dentistry, IV sedation or GA for your comfort. You could just sleep through your wisdom teeth surgery. Sleep dentistry allows appropriately trained dentists to create a safe and comfortable dental experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please advise if it's normal to not be able to feel almost half of your face after being injected by anesthesia (for tooth extraction)?
Local anesthesia: Injections of local anesthesia for dental treatment not only numb the teeth but surrounding tissues. Especially using what we term a "block" injection will numb large areas of the face. It usually wears off in about 3-4 hours but may last longer depending upon the specific local anesthesia used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Like taking a nap: If done well, experiencing a general anesthetic is much like taking a nap. Though an IV is necessary, if the skin is numbed first, the rest is easy. A combination of drugs are used w/iv gen. Anesth. For relaxation, pain relief, then sleep. The shorter acting the medications used, the faster can be the recovery. An oral surgeon skilled at gen. Anesthesia can make this a safe & pleasant experience. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not much: Normally twilight anesthesia or IV sedation should create a deep enough level of anesthesia in combination with local anesthesia that you should feel almost nothing except maybe some pressure and vibration if a drill is used to remove your teeth. It should not be painful at all and you should not even feel the administration of the local anesthesia. ...Read more
Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from general anesthesia after a wisdom tooth extraction?
Depends: Depends on your body mass, the type of anesthesia used, the length of the procedure, and how your body metabolizes the anesthetic agent. Usually mostly worn off in 30 minutes to 2-3 hours, but may have some residual effects for 24hrs or longer. No 2 people are alike, so get your support system in order, and follow your oral surgeons post-surgical instructions to the letter. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Uncomfortable: Uncomfortable as opposed to painful. The more complex the extraction, the longer and more intrusive the procedure. Please schedule time with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to discuss your concerns and the degree of complexity of your surgical need, then follow pre and post operative instructions to the letter. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Pain/anxiety control: Local anesthesia is used to deaden the nerves in the area and insure the patient is physically comfortable during the surgery. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is used in what is called conscious sedation to help patients be more relaxed during these procedures. It is also common to administer intra venous drugs to help with patient management. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Need doctor advice. Where do you place topical anesthesia in the mouth for tooth extractions and fillings?
See below: Topical anesthesia is placed at the sites that the dentist will want to inject with local anesthesia. This makes the entire procedure more pleasant. This can be in various locations on the upper and lower jaw depending on the tooth that needs to be addressed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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