Archive for April, 2022
HOW SAFE IS OUTPATIENT SEDATION ADMINISTERED BY ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS?
The typical techniques used by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMFS’s) have evolved over my years in practice, but the overall safety has remained the same. It is very safe. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 79: 990-999, 2021). Anesthesia administered by OMFS’s has one of the highest safety records in medicine. There is a very good reason […]
SHOULD ORAL DEXAMETHASONE BE TAKEN PRIOR TO MANDIBULAR THIRD MOLAR SURGERIES?
In my practice, we anesthetize almost all of our third molar surgery (wisdom tooth surgery) patients and we also give a steroid – typically IV dexamethasone – to those patients when indicated. The use of oral dexamethasone for these patients would not be indicated as a premedication as we want the patient to be fasting […]