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What Makes You Resistant To Anesthesia
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have heard that redheads are resistant to pain killers and need more anesthesia. Being a redhead what can I do cause painkillers do nothing for me?
BS: Tihs is simply not true. hair color has absolutely nothing to do with one's response to pain killers. ...Read more
Nausea and Vomiting: Some of the anesthetic agents are prone to cause nausea after an anesthetic. This is why we want to make sure you are wide awake before we slowly introduce you back to food and drink. I have seen individuals doing quite well, until they took that first swallow of food. For your comfort we like to take this stage very slowly. Hope this answers your question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"Local" is why: "local" anesthesia does just that-a small dose of a numbing agent is injected near a nerve, that, when in a certain concentration, blocks impulses through that nerve. The result is numbness and weakness in the distribution of that nerve. This resolves as the local anesthetic is 'washed out" by blood and the localized concentration now will decrease-allowing the nerve to work again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Response to pain or noxious stimuli varies from person to person. You will receive local anesthesia (injections in the mouth) for the procedure. With local anesthesia you will still be able to feel the sensation of pressure. If you do not want to feel anything, hear anything or see anything, you may want to consider being sedated by your dentist or be referred to an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Being asleep: A general anesthetic is similar to falling asleep. Once anesthesia is induced, the patient is no longer aware of what is happening in his/her environment. The body responds physiologically as it normally would. The anesthesia provider is there to monitor and control those reponses. Once the patient is awake again he/she will drowsy and tired for a while. ...Read more
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