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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. ...Read more

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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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What makes you resistant to anesthesia?

Genetics...: Different individuals may have varying sensitivities to anesthetics. Habitual drug use, especially of narcotics, may lead to the development of tolerance, so that higher doses are needed. ...Read more

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Afraid I won't wake up from anesthesia?

Afraid I won't wake up from anesthesia?

Safe: Unless you are seriously ill at baseline or undergoing a high-risk operation, the risk if you having a major complication is very small. ...Read more

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Why can't i eat after having anesthesia?

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 more

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What can I do to to make sure i don't say embarrassing things on anesthesia?

Trust us: The sedation medications that we give to you for the anesthetic do not make you say embarrassing things. The drugs may relax you, but that is all. ...Read more

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Why doesn't local anesthesia spread to the whole body?

Why doesn't local anesthesia spread to the whole body?

"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 more

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I don't deal well with pain at all. With multiple extractions, will they use anesthesia?

I don't deal well with pain at all. With multiple extractions, will they use anesthesia?

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 more

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Is anesthesia safe?

Is anesthesia safe?

Yes: For most people. The more serious, chronic health problems one has, the higher the risk. ...Read more

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What is anesthesia like?

What is anesthesia like?

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