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If he uses mouthpiece ventilation during the daytime, then he would need to switch to nasal ventilation at the same settings.
Will there be air leakage from his mouth?
What we have seen is that nasal ventilation often pushes the soft palate downwards to minimize air leakage from the mouth.
How can I be sure?
Oxygen saturation during the procedure may be measured with an oximeter. If oxygen saturation drops, bagging should be initiated to bring the saturation >94%.
What about anesthesia?
If needed, local anesthetic is preferred because general anesthesia can lead to respiratory depression, especially if the patient is already hypercapnic (hypercapnic: with elevated blood carbon dioxide).
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