How do doctors intubate you with wisdom teeth removal?

They don't. Endotracheal tube placement would be very unusual for that procedure.
Nasal intubation. If you are having general anesthesia for dental work, it is common to do nasal intubation. The tube is gently placed into the pharynx through the nose, then guided into the trachea using a laryngoscope to expose the airway, and magill forcrps to position the tube.
LMA. Although most cases are done without intubation and just with sedation i asume that intubation was doen form yoru question so the usualy woudl be a flexable lma ( safeest) that sits behind the tougue. Some surgerons will insist on an endotrachael tube placed through the mouth after you are asleep. This is for their convienence. If they insist on an endo tube trough the nose go elsewhere.
Standard procedure. Most wisdom tooth extractions are done without intubating patient. Situations that may require a patient being intubated include someone who is severely prone to aspiration(reflux), developmentally delayed, complicated impacted teeth. Occasionally, an oral surgeon may ask the anesthesiologist to intubate to facilitate better surgical exposure.

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Doctors can you tell me when should I go back to school after wisdom teeth removal?

Depending on . The extent of the surgery and the discomfort experienced from the surgery depends on when you can return to school / work. Your dentist will advise you. Typically if all goes well with no complications one can go to school / work the next day. Hope this helps. Read more...
Recovery varies... On difficulty of the surgery, age and health of patient, etc. My general rule: you can return to school when your food and fluid intake is adequate and you are no longer requiring narcotic pain medication during the day. Use non-narcotic pain meds to take the edge off any persistent discomfort when at school. At 44, you might need an extra day or two compared to a teen. Read more...

After wisdom teeth removal, is it necessary for the same doctor to remove the stitches, or can any other dentist do it? Thanks

Best to see same. Best to see same person as they know what they did and how everything looked before and what to expect. Can someone else do it, yes, but if you have the option, I would see the same person. Read more...

What are the risks involved with wisdom teeth removal?

Numbness. Numbness of the face is one of the risks. Sometimes, the nerve supplying the lower lip can be damaged and the lower lip can become numb. A second risk is dry socket, where you lose the clot in the socket and get an infection. This can be very painful. A third risk is actual fracture of the jaw. This happens rarely, but it can happen. Read more...
Numerous, but... The risks of removal in the young are generally outweighed by the risk of pathology--"break even" occurs around age 25. Risks include: common: pain, bleeding, swelling, difficulty swallowing/speaking; rare: damage to other teeth, permanent or reversible damage to nerves (esp. In lower jaw), and sinuses; rarer still: aspiration, death (usually a drug reaction). Talk to dentist about your risks. Read more...
Numerous, but. Numerous risks including bleeding, nerve injury, swelling, pain, broken jaw, dry socket. But any surgery has risks. Wisdom tooth removal is safe in the hands of an expert. For best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations. Read more...

There are many problems with wisdom teeth removal! Help?

Need to see your doc. If you are having problems following the removal of your wisdom teeth, you need to see your dentist or surgeon who performed your surgery to determine what type of problems you are having and what can be done. Read more...
Safe. There can be complications with any procedure. Must wisdom teeth are removed without complications. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Read more...

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Tips for pain relief. Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. Read more...
ANSWER. There are a number of factors that come into play for your question. Are the teeth exposed or impacted? Are you having problems with them? If exposed are they loose? Does the person you are seeing do alot of these or just a case now and then? These are all things you must consider to have and insight into amount of expected discomfort post operatively. Get yourself to a respected specialist. Read more...
Does not have to be. The removal of wisdom teeth can be performed comfortably and safely by individuals who are trained and experienced in sedation and/or general anesthesia. Your dentist and/or surgeon can discuss options that are available for you so that you can have a comfortable procedure. Read more...
Wisdom tooth. The procedure of removing the teeth should not be painful. You will likely have some post operative pain (unless you are lucky). Your doctor will likely prescribe you some strong pain meds to manage the pain until you are healed. During the procedure, if you are not completely sedated, you will possibly hear funny noises (drilling sounds and popping/cracking of the tooth and feel pressure). Read more...

How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

Depends. Any surgical procedure involves some level of pain or discomfort. The unknown variable is how each person defines or perceives pain and how they respond to it. Local anesthesia will be administered to numb your mouth during surgery. If you do not want to be aware of the procedure, ask your surgeon what types of sedation can be provided. Read more...
Comfortable. Usually comfortable during procedure. Either with local anesthesia (often augmented with oral sedation or nitrous oxide) or local anesthesia and IV sedation. Only doc to offer all options - oral surgeon. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by oral surgeon. Read more...

How is wisdom teeth removal experience?

Varies. Most of my patients don't remember any part of the surgery, after the anaeshesia. Read more...
It depends. There is no one experience that all patients share. Some wisdom teeth are completely or nearly erupted into the mouth and removal should be less complicated. Sometimes they are "impacted" or covered by gums and bone and are more involved. Ultimately, you should feel little or nothing during removal thanks to local anesthetic (and sedation if desired). Pain meds keep you comfortable afterward. Read more...
Usually routine. Usually routine in the right hands. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Read more...

Wisdom teeth removal- should I be worried?

No. If you are seeing a competent oral surgeon, then you are in good hands.It is normal to be anxious, and healthy as well. After all, t is surgery and you will be in discomfort afterwards.You need to be prepared for how you will deal with this. Follow the instructions -ice , fluids and Ibuprofen and rest. If you are particularly worried, ask for something to take the night before and day of, to relax. Read more...
No. Having your wisdom teeth removed can cause some anxiety. However, with use of proven surgical techniques, anesthetics, and medication for anxiety and pain control, you have little to worry about. You may want to talk to the surgeon about sedation(light sleep). Follow the post-op instructions to prevent most complications. Read more...
No. There are risks and concerns with any surgical procedure. In the hands of a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth extraction is routine. For best results, see an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. Read more...