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How do doctors intubate you with wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: They don't

Endotracheal tube placement would be very unusual for that procedure.

In brief: They don't

Endotracheal tube placement would be very unusual for that procedure.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Stork
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Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Edsall
Dr. David Edsall
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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