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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Why not: Pain or discomfort will always be present so to minimize this have your extractions under general anesthesia.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Painless : Having a wisdom tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No. With proper local anesthesia, should be painless. With patient anxiety, IV sedation or general anesthesia is available. Make sure you see the wisd ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Wisdom tooth: Not based on what you have told us. why do you ask? Discuss with your dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Sometimes: Sometimes wisdom teeth are removed because they are causing problems. Sometimes they are removed because of high potential for problems in the future ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If you have the health to have general anesthesia, you will awaken to have the teeth gone and the healing should be the only source of discomfort. Di ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Comfort zone: The wisdom tooth extraction is a serious dental surgery. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free experienc ... Read More
Dr. James Sunwoo
14 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wisdom Teeth: Everyone has a different experience, and it's difficult to generalize. Pain is also very subjective and variable from person to person. I encou ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
$200 - $5000: The cost depends on how difficult the tooth will be to extract. If the tooth has erupted, it will cost less to extract than if it is still under the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
20 years experience Dentistry
Mostly safe: As with any surgery, there are always risks. If i understand your questions, the proposed treatment would leave some of the tooth behind. This is no ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Not if to be sedated: Normal extraction of teeth using local anesthetics require few limitations. It is sometimes good to eat well prior to dental work because of some lim ... Read More
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Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
Varies: This will vary depending on where you live, the difficulty of the extractions, whether you choose to see a dentist or oral surgeon, and if you have th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
YES: The feeling should only be temporary and is usually due to the ingestion of blood or the more likely the pain meds you are taking.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Be okay how?: If you have a specific health concern regarding getting an extraction - please clarify ; re-ask question.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Cho
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POI: I think that the dentist or oral surgeon that removed your tooth should have provided you with this information. Most advise to eat soft foods. Avoi ... Read More

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