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What Modifier Is Not Used With Anesthesia Procedures
I have 3 cavities, which they told me i may not need anesthesia for 2 of the 3. Is this a normal procedure cuz i thought it was always used?
Is the procedure for permanent makeup painful? How painful is the permanent makeup procedure, and is anesthesia used?
Sedation only: Permanent make up, such as eyeliner, is functionally a tattoo. It can be painful, but not as much as an operation. Most locations that do this do not require a general anesthetic for the procedure. The use of sedation is usually sufficient for your satisfaction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. What would most likely be used?
This varies a bit: From clinician to clinician - but common agents used in combination in my day to day practice of anesthesia include - propofol, brevital, nubain, fentanyl, remifentanil, versed, ketamine, & ihalation agent such as nitrous oxide & sevoflurane. A combination of medications allows for the use of smaller doses of each (compliment each other). Lower doses reduces potential negative effects of each. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relatively painless: Spinal anesthesia is normally relatively painless. You should only feel a mild stinging when they numb the skin prior to insertion of the spinal needle. Occasionally, the spinal needle may hit a nerve root and cause tingling or a slight electric sensation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk vs benefit: Everybody has a different pain tolerance. Some people are too sick to receive much sedation. Keep in mind that sedation during procedures requires special training and increased risk from meds and added cost. Local numbing anesthesia alone is often the safest, cost-effective technique. If you feel that you need more, you can request to be scheduled. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
Depends...: On what kind of mentoplasty you are talking about. Chin implants can be inserted with good local anesthesia and light sedation (in the right kind of patient.) if you are talking about a genioplasty (where the bone of the chin is cut and moved), this requires a general anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers