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How will my airway be maintained during surgery? I am having wisdom teeth pulled as well as a temporary anchorage device put in, how will my airway be maintained during surgery?

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Dr. Cheyenne Babcock
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Oral

Oral surgeons are highly trained specialists and as a part of their training they learn how to provide general anesthesia.
The requirements from the regulating and accrediting organizations that supervise their offices are very stringent. Therefore, as long as your provider is a board certified oral surgeon, rest assured that he or she is well trained and accountable for the care they provide. Also, oral surgeons are well placed to watch your airway- that is where they work all day! they and their trained anesthesia assistants are adept at monitoring your airway and at maintaining your airway should you reach a level of sedation/anesthesia that compromises your ability to keep your airway open. So just sit back, relax and open wide!

In brief: Oral

Oral surgeons are highly trained specialists and as a part of their training they learn how to provide general anesthesia.
The requirements from the regulating and accrediting organizations that supervise their offices are very stringent. Therefore, as long as your provider is a board certified oral surgeon, rest assured that he or she is well trained and accountable for the care they provide. Also, oral surgeons are well placed to watch your airway- that is where they work all day! they and their trained anesthesia assistants are adept at monitoring your airway and at maintaining your airway should you reach a level of sedation/anesthesia that compromises your ability to keep your airway open. So just sit back, relax and open wide!
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

Your airway management during surgery will depend on the type of anesthesia that is utilized for your surgery.
If your surgery is performed by an oral surgeon under some form of sedation, your safety and airway will be closely monitored by your surgeon, his staff, and monitoring equipment.

In brief: Depends

Your airway management during surgery will depend on the type of anesthesia that is utilized for your surgery.
If your surgery is performed by an oral surgeon under some form of sedation, your safety and airway will be closely monitored by your surgeon, his staff, and monitoring equipment.
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Not necessary?

If the surgery is being done in an oral surgeon's office, it's usually done under sedation, not general anesthesia, and so your ability to breathe on your own is not compromised.
If it is done in a hospital under general anesthesia, you will be intubated and your breathing will be controlled by a machine that is constantly monitored to keep your blood oxygen saturation at a safe level.

In brief: Not necessary?

If the surgery is being done in an oral surgeon's office, it's usually done under sedation, not general anesthesia, and so your ability to breathe on your own is not compromised.
If it is done in a hospital under general anesthesia, you will be intubated and your breathing will be controlled by a machine that is constantly monitored to keep your blood oxygen saturation at a safe level.
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