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...

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...

What is done if I have to have sinus surgery?

You should first understand that I am not a surgeon, so this is from the perspective of someone who has seen the surgery, and had the surgery done, but who doesn't do the surgery himself. The surgery, called functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), may be done either under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Many very experienced sinus surgeons prefer to use local anesthesia. The operation generally takes approximately 2-3 hours. During that period of time, the ear, nose and throat doctor will do any...