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i v sedation vs general anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Maybe: General anesthesia would be used in a hospital setting. In an oral surgeons office, they would use conscious sedation, which means you will be breath ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
If normal health: If you have no health problems that would preclude general anesthesia. Discuss with the dentist prior to the procedure.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Ok: Ok, but in most cases it is not nessasary. Talk to your dentist for the best solution.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cary Blumberg
41 years experience Dentistry
Most of the time: If they are impacted 100% of the time.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
It depends on you: Better if you don't want to remember anything from the treatment. Not better if you are not so much concerned about remembering and concerned about th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: If you are anxious about the extraction, this is a perfectly acceptable way to have extraction.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Yes. Most oral surgeons utilize IV sedation in their offices.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Inform: Inform the Oral Surgeon right away. You'll probably be OK, but let the Surgeon make that decision with you.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Anesthesia: All permanent teeth have nerve supply. The way local anesthesia works is by injecting novocaine into the nerves thereby numbing the gum, the tooth and ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Your oral surgeon will discuss with you. It varies with the complexity of the surgery and your apprehension.

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