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My oral surgeon wants to use diprivan. Is this common?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Recommended

Propofol is routinely used for oral surgery and is also used in critically ill patients.
Propofol has been shown in clinical studies to be a safe agent.

In brief: Recommended

Propofol is routinely used for oral surgery and is also used in critically ill patients.
Propofol has been shown in clinical studies to be a safe agent.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology

In brief: Possibly

some oral surgeons do use this for sedation make sure you are properly monitored while under sedation

In brief: Possibly

some oral surgeons do use this for sedation make sure you are properly monitored while under sedation
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
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Dr. James Hargan
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are extensively trained in anesthesiology and emergencies and airway management.
It is very common for them to use Diprivan (or propofol) in their office.

In brief: Yes

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are extensively trained in anesthesiology and emergencies and airway management.
It is very common for them to use Diprivan (or propofol) in their office.
Dr. James Hargan
Dr. James Hargan
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Diprivan is a wonderful medication for anesthesia and is used quite a bit by oral surgeons.
It is short acting, has some anti-nausea properties and low incidence of side-effects such as a "hangover".

In brief: Yes

Diprivan is a wonderful medication for anesthesia and is used quite a bit by oral surgeons.
It is short acting, has some anti-nausea properties and low incidence of side-effects such as a "hangover".
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Propofol (diprivan) is commonly used for so-called "conscious sedation, " which is sort of an "anesthesia-lite, " where a patient can be kept comfortable during a procedure while preserving cardiorespiratory functioning (i.
e. The patient can breath on his/her own, and therefore not require intubation and mechanical ventilation). The effects are shorter-acting, allowing patients to recover faster.

In brief: Yes

Propofol (diprivan) is commonly used for so-called "conscious sedation, " which is sort of an "anesthesia-lite, " where a patient can be kept comfortable during a procedure while preserving cardiorespiratory functioning (i.
e. The patient can breath on his/her own, and therefore not require intubation and mechanical ventilation). The effects are shorter-acting, allowing patients to recover faster.
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Dr. Kevin Nasky
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