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.
Depends. Safety during any anesthesia depends on a good preoperative evaluation of your health history and any potential problems, proper anesthetic techniques with monitoring equipment by trained personnel. Oral surgeons receive extensive training in IV sedation and general anesthesia. Many oral surgeons offer the option of general anesthesia in their offices and have an excellent safety record.
Talk to Dentist. Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient. If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. I don't even remember the procedure after a little dose of valium. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. General anesthesia should not be needed. Good luck.
Consider local anes. Safest is local anesthesia (plus sweet air), and i've done it that way a thousand times with rarely a patient feeling they made the wrong decision. Consider it. Safety rests upon your medical condition, the agents used and the skills if your doctor. Discuss options with your own surgeon.
IV is safer. Very few dentists will offer general anesthesia in their office since there are many more things that must be monitored. General anesthesia is usually done in a hospital settings with an anesthesiologist in charge of the anesthesia. Iv sedation is much less complex and certainly suffices for wisdom teeth extractions.
BOTH IV. Both procedures are done with iv. If you are just apprehensive i would just have light conscious sedation to make you feel mellow during the procedure. If you're a coward then have the procedure performed by an oral surgeon and discuss your anesthesia options.

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Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes. Yes. Most oral surgeons utilize IV sedation in their offices. Read more...
Yes. Most oral surgeons i know do use IV sedation instead of general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth. Which is the best way to go depends on how many teeth they are removing, how difficult they expect the procedure to be, and your personal preference. Speak to your oral surgeon about which option is best for you. Read more...
Yes. Yes. Your option. Options include local anesthesia, local anesthesia with oral sedation (pill), light IV (twilight) sedation, or genera anesthesia. Make sure your doc is a board certified oral surgeon. Read more...

Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

DEPENDS. Having no IV sedation is always best because you eliminate a procedure you may not need. You will always have local anesthesia even under IV sedation. Iv sedation is a choice. Discuss it with your surgeon. Read more...
Sedation. Sedation has less risk than general anesthesia, but will put you in a state where you can be comfortable during wisdom teeth extraction. Read more...
Depends. Local anesthetic is always the safest. However, for healthy people, anesthesia procedures in an oral surgeon's office is statistically very safe. Most surgeons use a deep sedation or general anesthetic technique. In my office, general anesthesia is preferred because i can use medications that are short acting and make you feel good and alert instead of nauseated and sleepy afterwards. Read more...
Better? depends. The term better is subjective & "better” will vary based upon the difficulty of the extraction and your personal preferences. Given the choice, most of my patients request the use of only local anesthesia (and perhaps sweet air). Some patients will only be comfortable with IV sedation and for them, that is the best way. General anesthesia is rarely used for extractions. Discuss with your dentist. Read more...
Your choice. I can reassure you that all of these are safe. I elected a local anesthetic with no sedation because i wanted to savor and remember this once-in-a-lifetime experience, even though had some moments that were not altogether pleasant. Other folks have other tastes. Autonomy rules -- you are the "decider". Read more...
Talk to Dentist. Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient. If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. It is rare that a full general anesthetic would be needed for dental extraction. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck. Read more...

Hi docs, would they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

It depends on you. Better if you don't want to remember anything from the treatment. Not better if you are not so much concerned about remembering and concerned about the additional fees for sedation. Read more...
It is your choise . Wisdom teeth surgery routinely done in the dentist's or oral surgeon's office. The appropriate anesthesia for your surgery is the key for success. It depends on the complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction(s) and your own comfort level. After the surgery you will receive instruction and medication for speedy recovery and healing. Rec.: choose an experience dentist or an oral surgeon. Read more...

Do they use general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Maybe. General anesthesia would be used in a hospital setting. In an oral surgeons office, they would use conscious sedation, which means you will be breathing on your own, but will have no memory of the procedure. General anesthesia requires intubation and a machine that breathes for you. Read more...
Yes. Yes. General anesthesia is routine used by board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeons. Make sure your doc is an oral surgeon. Read more...

Can they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

If normal health. If you have no health problems that would preclude general anesthesia. Discuss with the dentist prior to the procedure. Read more...
Conscious sedation. You will be under conscious sedation which means you will be given medication to make you drowsy and relaxed then medication for pain control. You will be awake but will not remember much. Read more...

Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

Ok. Ok, but in most cases it is not nessasary. Talk to your dentist for the best solution. Read more...
Excellent. Most patients prefer to be asleep for wisdom teeth extraction. You should know the options. Best advice, see a board certified oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. Read more...

How often is general anesthesia needed for wisdom teeth removal?

Anesthesia. Rarely. General anesthesia may be used when removing wisdom teeth associated with complications and extensive dental procedures. Severely anxious and intellectually challenged individuals need general anesthesia. Read more...
Not often. It is more common to use conscious sedation and local anesthesia, or in many cases just local anesthesia. There are usually many factors that would be involved to warrant general for that procedure. Read more...
Varies. The manner in which any extraction is done is a decision made by the patient and the dentist. Some factors to be considered are the difficulty of the extraction, the general health of the patient, whether an infection is present, and the type of the patient in question. Read more...
Talk to Dentist. Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient. If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. I don't even remember the procedure after a little dose of valium. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck. Read more...

Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Not normally. Not normally. Most extractions under IV sedation do not require intubation. Even if intubation is required in select cases, there are other medications that can be used to accomplish this safely. Read more...
NO. Succinylcholine is only used for general anesthesia or if there is an airway emergency. It is usually kept around and available for hte latter situation. Read more...

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

Yes. The IV sedation for wisdom teeth are relatively safe. Avoiding gas anesthetic agents and paralytic drugs will be important. Your doctor will know this information. Have a consultation with your dentist/oral surgeon. Read more...
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...