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How do doctors intubate you with wisdom teeth removal?
10 doctors weighed in

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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