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Doctor insights on: Twilight Anesthesia Risks

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What types of anesthesia are there?

What types of anesthesia are there?

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.

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What is it like to get twilight anesthesia?

What is it like to get twilight anesthesia?

=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 awaken

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Is there a difference between general anesthesia and twilight anesthesia?

Is there a difference between general anesthesia and twilight anesthesia?

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.

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Does it take a while to get over the effects of twilight anesthesia for a colonoscopy?

Does it take a while to get over the effects of twilight anesthesia for a colonoscopy?

Depends on type: If the anesthetic is given by an anesthesiologist they would usually use a very short acting anesthetic agent. If the sedation is done by the GI doctor they tend to use a longer lasting agent. In either case you should be clear headed after a few hours.

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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.

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Can you explain the difference between IV sedation and IV general anesthesia?

Can you explain the difference between IV sedation and IV general anesthesia?

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.

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Is the medicine used in IV Sedation same as General Anesthesia. Can you please explain the differences between these 2 procedures.

Is the medicine used in IV Sedation same as General Anesthesia. Can you please explain the differences between these 2 procedures.

See below: Moderate Sedation/ Analgesia ("Conscious Sedation") A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands. General Anesthesia A drug-induced loss of consciousness during which patients are not arousable, even by painful stimulation.

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I read studies that showed General anesthesia can causes amnesia and 35% increase risk of dementia. Is IV Sedation same like General Anesthesia.

I read studies that showed General anesthesia can causes amnesia and 35% increase risk of dementia. Is IV Sedation same like General Anesthesia.

See below: Do not think your statistics reflect real data. Did you find a blog from an online "expert"? IV sedation is not akin to general anesthesia and likely does not really represent any profound risk. Suggest you talk with your doctor regarding your concerns,

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Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?

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.

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Is IV sedation the same as general anesthesia in preparation for an involved dental procedure?

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.

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For wisdom teeth removal, is it safer to go under general anesthesia or get an IV sedation?

For wisdom teeth removal, is it safer to go under general anesthesia or get an IV sedation?

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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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Does general anesthesia have the same risks as with twilight?

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.

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How much risk if there for a healthy person to have general anesthesia?

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.

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Does anesthesia become more risky with repetitive surgeries or is it aging that increases risk?

Does anesthesia become more risky with repetitive surgeries or is it aging that increases risk?

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.

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