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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?

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?

Talk to dentist: Some dental repairs, including cavities, may not require extensive drilling and so can be done without local anesthesia. Talk to your dentist about your concerns. ...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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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 more

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Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. What would most likely be used?

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 more

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Do they give u anesthesia during icsi procedure?

See below: There is usually a very light anesthesia given during the egg retrieval phase. There is none given for implantation. ...Read more

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How much does general anesthesia for a procedure cost?

Varies: It varies based on type of surgery, type of anesthesia and length of procedure. If you are paying for the surgery yourself on a cash basis, be sure to negotiate fees in advance. ...Read more

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How much does general anesthesia cost for a procedure?

Anesthesia units: Any anesthesia cost is calculated in 15 min units, as an average the cost is between $200-300.00 per unit, plus an addition of a couple units for preop assessment, as an average cost for 1 hour case would be $1200 to 1500.00. ...Read more

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Is getting spinal anesthesia is painful and how is the procedure?

Is getting spinal anesthesia is painful and how is the procedure?

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 more

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Why are some painful medical procedures done without anesthesia or sedation?

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 more

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Can you tell me the pros and cons of the procedure "elbow manipulation w/ gen anesthesia". ?

Can you tell me the pros and cons of the procedure "elbow manipulation w/ gen anesthesia". ?

Pros vs cons: Pros: you won't remember anything, no pain, elbow will most likely be fixed. Cons: anesthesia complications such as airway complications, pulmonary complications, cardiovascular complications, neurological complications, IV issues. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more