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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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Wisdom teeth extraction soon - should I be put under or just use local anesthesia?

Local: The best is to only use the local anesthetics to get the area fully numb. The sedation route can cause too many problems that are too complex. People elect sedation based on their fear that is artificially produced. Be smart and use only the local. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use local anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it safe to use local anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction?

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 more

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Are they going to use general anesthesia or just a local anesthetic for a wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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Can extraction of a fully erupted wisdom tooth be done with local anesthesia only?

Can extraction of a fully erupted wisdom tooth be done with local anesthesia only?

Extractions of 3rds: Yes. It is possible but not every general dentist does that procedure. I do it at my office under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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How to tell if i will need anesthesia for my tooth extraction?

Use IV sedation: It is very difficult to predict if only local dental anesthetic will be sufficient to remove wisdom teeth. Use IV sedation to be safe that you will not experience pain. ...Read more

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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)?

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 more

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If a wisdom tooth extraction was done without anesthesia, would anything bad happen?

If a wisdom tooth extraction was done without anesthesia, would anything bad happen?

Not recommended: dental extraction without anesthetic. Moreover, IV sedation is recommended for wisdom teeth extraction. Ask your dentist or surgeon for more information. ...Read more

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What is general anesthesia like for having a wisdom tooth extraction?

What is general anesthesia like for having a  wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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What is it like being put under general anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction?

What is it like being put under general anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction?

IV anesthesia or GA: Medications are administered through an intravenous line. During IV or GA The patient falls asleep and is completely unaware of the procedure being performed. ...Read more

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What can it feel like to go through wisdom tooth extraction under twilight anesthesia?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from general anesthesia after a wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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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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How painful is a wisdom tooth extraction with anesthesia injected in your mouth?

How painful is a wisdom tooth extraction with anesthesia injected in your mouth?

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 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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Why do they give you laughing gas and / or anesthesia for wisdom tooth extractions?

Why do they give you laughing gas and / or anesthesia for wisdom tooth extractions?

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 more

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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 more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Local Anesthesia (Definition)

A local anesthetic is a drug that acts to deaden the nerves in the area that ...Read more