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Re: CHAT: Elective surgery (was: Interbeing)

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 27, 2002, 23:15
> Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 18:03:30 -0500 > From: Bryan Maloney <bjm10@...> > > >(The same goes for dental surgery. A general anesthetic should only be > >used if a local is strongly contraindicated. I'm told that general > >anesthetis is the standard procedure in the US. [...]) > > [...] > > If by "dental surgery" you are talking about merely pulling teeth, > filling cavities, removing impacted molars, and doing root canal, > then the overwhelmingly most common practice in the USA is local > anesthesia. [...]
Yes, that's what I meant. Is there a better word for it? Anyway, it's reassuring to know that actual practice is saner than what the media here report. (I did write "I'm told"). Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)