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When a patient is going under IV sedation for wisdom teeth , are the vitals monitored? and if so which vitals?

When a patient is going under IV sedation for wisdom teeth , are the vitals monitored? and if so which vitals?

Non-stop monitoring: of any patient undergoing IV sedation for dental procedure is very important for ensuring the safety of the patient. During the procedure, the doctor who is administrating sedation will closely monitor the condition of the patient including heart rate and function, arterial blood pressure and lung function. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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If you have maligant hyperthermia, can you have an IV sedation for wisdom teeth removal?

If you have maligant hyperthermia, can you have an IV sedation for wisdom teeth removal?

Tell your surgeon: Be sure that you tell this to your oral surgeon who will evaluate the risks vs the benefits of your treatment, and discuss any alternatives that may be available. ...Read more

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I only have 2 wisdom teeth in. My oral surgeon won't let me have just a local & laughing gas ..He says i need to go under IV sedation. Why is this?

I only have 2 wisdom teeth in. My oral surgeon won't let me have just  a local & laughing gas ..He says i need to go under IV sedation. Why is this?

Informed consent: Goose - it seems that you missed a critical part of your consultation: understanding how difficult your two wisdom teeth may be to remove. Without understanding this from your surgeon, you can't make an intelligent choice of anesthetic. Go back and ask why he recommends IV sedation and any other ?'s you now have. You need to be better informed to consent to your surgery. ...Read more

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In usa is it considered best practice to pull wisdom teeth without sedation?

In usa is it considered best practice to pull wisdom teeth without sedation?

Depends: There are a variety of sedation techniques utilized, including oral, nitrous oxide/oxygen, IV conscious sedation, and general anesthesia. Whether or not you are sedated, as well as the type of sedation offered, may depend on who performs your surgery, the anticipated difficulty of your surgery, your anxiety level and physical health, as well as your personal preference. ...Read more

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Which sort of sedation should I go with to get all four of my wisdom teeth out?

Which sort of sedation should I go with to get all four of my wisdom teeth out?

Depends: The type of sedation recommended for the removal of four wisdom teeth will depend on your medical history, physical status, position of your teeth, your expectations, level of apprehension, sedation options offered by your dentist or surgeon and what you are comfortable with. First and foremost is that your surgery be performed safely as well as comfortably. ...Read more

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I am getting my wisdom teeth extracted I was wondering what I can expect as far as sedation the procedure itself and pain and recovery after?

I am getting my wisdom teeth extracted I was wondering what I can expect as far as sedation the procedure itself and pain and recovery after?

Pain control: and safety are the keys to successful treatment. It is up to you and your surgeon to choose the right anesthesia for you according to your needs. You may have local anesthesia, conscious sedation, deep sedation that depresses your consciousness; or general anesthesia, which makes you lose consciousness and remember nothing. Do not procrastinate and make a call today. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice for wisdom teeth removal sedation?

What is the drug of choice for wisdom teeth removal sedation?

Versed: Versed is a short acting benzodiazepine that is a powerful anti-anxiolytic medication. It is normally given with other drugs, like a narcotic, to provide adequate sedation for patients. ...Read more

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Do they usually do deep sedation for wisdom teeth removal? Or conscious sedation.

Do they usually do deep sedation for wisdom teeth removal? Or conscious sedation.

Varies. Oral surgeon.: The options range from just local anesthesia, to oral sedation, to deeper sedation or general anesthesia via IV. Make sure you have a consultation by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, who can evaluate you and offer all options. ...Read more

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Why is IV sedation needed for wisdom teeth surgery?

Not a must: Sedation s for fearful people. Or for people not wanting to hear, or feel the slightest pressure in their mouth. Sedation may help the dentist treat you if you can not sit still. ...Read more

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