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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?

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

Anesthesia: Intravenous sedation is a very safe and effective form of anesthesia for the surgical removal of wisdom teeth. Of course, local anesthesia would be used as well. For many patients with anxiety about the procedure, intravenous sedation is clearly indicated and should be used. Your vital signs will be carefully monitored, you will likely have no memory of the procedure, and the risks are low. ...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?

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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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


Dr. Warren Foster
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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