Currently, pediatric resident, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Private practice, South Boston, Virginia. Many patients undergoing major surgery have more fear of the general anesthesia than the procedure.
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Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth — the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom. If a wisdom tooth doesn't have room to grow impacted wisdom tooth , resulting in pain, infection or other dental problems, you'll likely need to have it pulled. Wisdom tooth extraction may be done by a dentist or an oral surgeon. To prevent potential future problems, some dentists and oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth extraction even if impacted teeth aren't currently causing problems. Wisdom teeth are the last of your teeth to appear erupt in the mouth. Sometimes a wisdom tooth becomes stuck below the surface of your gums impacted , and grows at an odd angle, possibly causing complications.
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As we all know, any never-before-experienced event can cause a certain amount of anxiety and even fear within us; and, dental procedures are no exception to this rule. Many times the most common concern is: Will I experience pain during my dental procedure? Fortunately, modern anesthesia technology now makes it possible to perform even complex surgeries in the dental office rather than in the hospital with little or no discomfort to the patient. In cases involving dental surgery, local anesthesia that numbs the surgical area Novocaine is used either by itself or in combination with one or more of the following: nitrous oxide sometimes called "laughing gas" to relax you; oral pre-medication; intravenous "I. In fact, many patients report that their surgeries were remarkably pain- and anxiety-free! During his years of university-based hospital training, Dr. Roberts received extensive training in medical and dental aspects of anesthesia. Prior to your surgery, you can expect Dr. Roberts to give you a complete review and description of the specific types of anesthesia you will receive. There will also be time to ask any questions you may have or to express your concerns.
Every patient we see receives oral surgery anesthesia. Local anesthetic allows you to remain conscious during the surgery. An anesthetic such as lidocaine is injected in and around the surgery area. Local anesthetic is used alongside all other forms of anesthesia during every oral surgery procedure.