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Twilight Anesthesia Risks
Excellent question: General anesthesia is being put out completely. Regional anesthesia involves anesthesia only to the area involved such as a leg or an arm. Therevare many wsys to administer this. Local anesthesia is numbing of the nerves in a specific location. Sometimes different combinations are used to get the best results.See 6 more doctor answers
=moderate sedation: We no longer use the term twilight but rather categorize sedation into mild, moderate and deep. To make it more complicated there are no clear lines defining each stage but rather a continuum where mild is where the pt can respond to verbal questions or commands; moderate is when arousable by physical stimuli (shaking a shoulder or moderate pain) and deep is where painful stimuli will not awakenSee 1 more doctor answer
Effects and depth: Twilight anesthesia is the application of sedatives to help the patient. One of the concerns is that there will be too much anesthesia given and the patient will not be able to breathe. This is for smaller operations. General anesthesia puts the entire body to sleep, and lets the anesthesiologist take over so that a surgeon is able to perform their operation.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 3 more doctor answers
IV vs GA.: There are 4 levels of sedation, the "deepest" is general anesthesia. A very detailed answer is at https://www. Asahq. Org/for-members/clinical-information/~/media/for%20members/documents/standards%20guidelines%20stmts/continuum%20of%20depth%20of%20sedation. Ashx.
Is the medicine used in IV Sedation same as General Anesthesia. Can you please explain the differences between these 2 procedures.
I read studies that showed General anesthesia can causes amnesia and 35% increase risk of dementia. Is IV Sedation same like General Anesthesia.
Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?
Yes: Most oral surgeons I know do use IV sedation instead of general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth. Which is the best way to go depends on how many teeth they are removing, how difficult they expect the procedure to be, and your personal preference. Speak to your oral surgeon about which option is best for you.See 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Anxiolysis is a continuum fm light sedation to general anesthesia. Depending on the technique sedation ranges fm light to moderate to deep to general anesthesia. Some people do very well with light sedation others are more difficult actually having a harder time trying to cooperate thereby requiring more sedation. As sedation requirements increase the likely hood of general anesthesia is greater.See 1 more doctor answer
I.v. sedation: The best course of action is to discuss the anesthesia plan with your anesthesia doctor prior to surgery. Wisdom tooth extraction can be done safely and pain free with I.V. Sedation, without the need for a breathing tube. General anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction will require a breathing tube and because of this can be associated with additional risks.See 5 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.See 5 more doctor answers
I'm going to have lithotripsy. Do they give you General Anesthesia, or uv sedation bc I have woke up with IV sedation (fentanyl, versed & proprofol) 5x?
Getting rhino and septoplasty done with local anesthesia & only minimal IV sedation. Can I get breathing tube to protect airway still?
Do not need one: Probably will not need an endotracheal tube for this operation. Talk to your surgeon if hou have specific concerns.See 2 more doctor answers
I might be pregnant but I need my wisdom teeth taken out and I'm going to be under an IV sedation not general anesthesia am I gonna be safe?
Wisdom teeth: Unless it is an emergency, elective surgery should wait until after the baby is born. If removal of the wisdom teeth for any reason cannot wait, the safest time is during the 2nd trimester. In any case always check with both your ob /gyn and your oral surgeon.See 2 more doctor answers
I'm going under gen anesthesia 4 a tonsillectomy. Never had ga. How does ga compare 2 the IV sedation I had 4 my wisdom teeth & colonoscopy/endoscopy?
General Anes process: Once the IV is in, you will probably be given a small of sedative to help you feel relaxed. In the or, the ekg and other monitors will be applied. You will probably receive oxygen to breathe as other IV medications are given to achieve full anesthesia. You are never left alone while under anesthesia. We stay with you to monitor and adjust the anesthesia to keep you anesthetized and safe.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The risks of any deep sedating agent and technique are generally the same. In twilight sleep the main concern is over-sedation and an inability to protect the airway. In general anesthesia the concern is sore throat from intubation, and waking up at the end of the case.See 2 more doctor answers
Very Safe: The risk of general anesthesia (ga) is less than that of driving to the hospital to have the operation. Ga is thought to have a risk of death of one in 350, 000 cases or more. Advances in monitoring, medical training, drugs and support have greatley decreased the risk. The main concerns after ga are usually nausea and vomiting post operatively.See 2 more doctor answers
No.: Its more about what we call organ reserve--how much function an organ such as the lungs or heart have. As we age the function decreases or the reserve is less. So someone who smokes or does very little exercise loses a lot of lung function. There are many people who age quite well and do not lose a lot of organ function and can tolerate many anesthetics.See 2 more doctor answers
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