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This Type Of Anesthesia Is Typically Used For Major Operations And Not Commonly Used In Dentistry.

General Anesthesia is rarely used in dentistry and must involve an anesthesiologist because you will be completely put asleep and unconscious. There will be a tube placed in your throat to help you breath and the anesthesiologist will monitor and control your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and other vital signs.

After the surgery you will be brought back to consciousness and monitored. Many people feel nausea, vomiting, and chills as well as a scratchy throat.


You typically would need to be in a hospital to have general anesthesia. This type of anesthesia is typically used for major operations such as knee or hip replacements, open heart surgery, and facial reconstructions after serious injury.

It’s best to fully explore other options of sedation for all general dentistry including wisdom teeth extractions, implants, root canals, sinus lifts, and more. General sedation will only be used in extreme facial injuries and rare complicated cases.

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