The risks with sedation for oral surgery?

There are several kinds of sedations. Mild: Nitrous oxide sedation - this jsut relaxes you but you're conscious Mild to Moderate: Oral Sedation - this involves taking pills to sedate you prior to the procedure. Moderate: IV Sedation - this is an IV in your arm and you could be conscious, unconscious, or somewhere in between! Strong: General Anesthesia - this is where they have to make sure you have an airway and you are all the way out. Now, with the IV and General, the same drugs that "knock you out" can d...

Why does rinsing with warm salt water help after oral surgery?

Using salt water is using the principle of osmosis. This principle basically states that things like to be even... so when you put salty water in your mouth fluids will come out of the cells in your mouth to even things out. This reduces swelling. Salt water is also a mild astringent (clears away mucous) and is bacteriostatic if not bacteriocidal.

My sister just got oral surgery yesterday and her face is really swollen what should i do?

Swelling is normal following oral surgery. Swelling will usually peek 48 - 72 hours following surgery and will subside. Ice packs should be placed on your sister's face, 20 minutes on and then 20 minutes off repetitively for the first 24 hours following surgery. Elevate her head on a couple of pillows for a few days. Swelling may cause some jaw stiffness, this is normal and will subside.

How do they put people to sleep for an oral surgery?

For oral surgery you are generally put under general anesthesia - this means that you will be "asleep during the procedure" You will be given an IV, probably in the arm, with Versed or another sedative drug. After you are "asleep" you will then be given local injections (shots) to numb your teeth. You will not feel these injections. When the procedure is complete, the oral surgeon will stop your IV and you will wake up. You won't remember anything about the procedure and will probably feel pretty groggy. As...

How safe is oral surgery if there is a chance you could be pregnant?

Considering they gave me an iv and put me to sleep when I got mine out, I'd say it's not safe. I know when I was definitely pregnant and I had a cavity that needed to be taken care of, they waited to fix it until after I had my baby. And that would have only been a shot of novocaine. A lot more is involved for a set of wisdom teeth. I'd definitely speak with them first.

Who needs to have their wisdom teeth extracted?

Anyone who is in danger of developing impacted wisdom teeth (third molars that only partially erupt or get trapped or stuck in the jaw) should have them removed so that they do not damage adjacent molars and cause other oral problems. In addition, anyone who is getting dentures should have their wisdom teeth removed.

How do I locate an oral surgeon?

An oral surgeon is a dentist who specializes in different aspects of surgery in and around the mouth. He / she performs simple extractions and difficult, complex extractions, including the removal of wisdom teeth. Most oral surgeons are qualified to install dental implants and perform jaw realignment procedures. They usually have about four  years of advanced education after finishing dental school.

How long do other parents let their baby ‘cry it out’ for?

I have a 4.5 month old son and I did the let him cry thing.It works for me at bedtime.I would let him cry and then about every five minutes I would go in at let him know that I was there for him.As far as picking him up, I do that sometimes and walk him around in the bedroom until he falls asleep, or I let him hold my finger and then I put him in his bouncy seat and put him to sleep that way.I think that it depends on your baby how long you will let him cry.

What is implant dentistry?

Implant dentistry is the branch of dentistry that involves installing an artificial tooth into a patient's jaw in order to replace or restore a missing tooth.

What factors contribute to the long term success of dental implants?

Long-term success depends on multiple factors. Firstly, success will depend on the quality and quantity of bone. The better the bone and the more available, the greater the chance of long-term success. Secondly, the experience and ability of the dental surgeon will be a factor. As with any surgical procedure, there is no substitute for the experience and individual talent of the dentist. And finally, the quality of the restoration placed on top of the implant will play a big role in long-term success. If th...

Who can place a dental implant in my mouth?

A periodontist, an oral surgeon, or an implantologist places dental implants. The periodontist and oral surgeon are teamed with a restorative dentist. They will place the implants and then the patient will be seen by a restorative dentist for completion of the crowns or overlying appliance. There will be two dentists during the course of treatment. An implantologist is trained in both dental implant surgery and restoration of the dental prosthesis. An implantologist will do both the surgery and the restorat...

What might be some factors that would prevent me from being an implant candidate?

There are some medical factors that might prevent a person from being a good candidate for dental implants. Some of these may be uncontrolled diabetes, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, parathyroid disorders, blood disorders, rare bone disorders or bone marrow cancer. Some physical factors may include insufficient or poor quality bone, low sinuses or nerve bundles.

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