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 fourĀ  years of advanced education after finishing dental school.